Archtober at the Seaport Museum


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

Friday and Saturday, October 20, 21 | 12-1pm | $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. Please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing.

Tour meets at Bowne Printers at 209 Water Street.



Architecture of Trade: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport | Building Tour

Friday and Saturday, October 27, 28 | 12-1pm | $15

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.”

Tour meets at South Street Seaport Museum on 12 Fulton Street. Please note tour takes guests up several flights of stairs.