Archtober at the Seaport


Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture | Walking Tour

Saturday and Sunday, October 1, 2, 29, and 30 | 3:00-4:00pm | $15

Several buildings in the Seaport District are considered to be some the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the Seaport have a big story to tell. This is the story of the rise of New York. Take a walk with us and discover the origins of New York’s greatness. Registration required.



Sailing and Discovering Lower Manhattan Architecture | 2-Hour History Sail

Saturday, October 8 | 1:00-3:00pm | $45

Sail with us aboard our 1885 National Register-listed schooner Pioneer as we unveil details of Lower Manhattan’s unique architecture, piers, and urban transformations. This two hour sail will take you through portions of the East River, the Hudson River, and upper New York Harbor as we discover “Where New York Begins.” Registration required.



Archtober Building of the Day: Schermerhorn Row | Building Tour

Monday, October 10 | 12:00-1:00pm, 2:00-3:00pm, 4:00-5:00pm

Completed in 1812, Schermerhorn Row is one of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. This complex of Federal-style buildings originally served as counting houses for the merchants of nearby South Street, when in the early 19th century South Street was New York’s primary port of entry. Over the next two centuries Schermerhorn Row hosted various businesses including restaurants and hotels. Schermerhorn Row has survived the changing economic fortunes of South Street, as well as hurricanes, to become what it is today: the heart of a vibrant historic district and home to the South Street Seaport Museum. Registration required.



Schermerhorn Row and the Architecture of Trade | Building Tour

Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16 | 4:00-5:00pm

Come discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the oldest warehouses of New York City, and home of the Seaport Museum. You will walk up three floors, usually closed to the public, view selected artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection, and walk through the hidden hotels and saloon rooms made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell’s story “Up in the Old Hotel.”



Typography and Job Printing in the 19th Century Seaport | Walking Tour

Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23 | 3:00-4:00pm | $15

Most printers in early 19th century New York were located where the action was: near the city’s main port of entry at South Street. Walk with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, timetables, and posters, and learn about the typography of the remaining signage on these historic buildings. Registration required.