Neighborhood Walks That Teach Local History
The South Street Seaport Museum tells the story of how New York’s great natural harbor gave rise to the metropolis we know today. From Lenape villages, to the early Dutch settlements of New Amsterdam, to the growing city of New York, the story of this land through time is the story of the waterfront. Practice your map skills and walk our historic district!
Typography & Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport
90 minutes | Grades 6–adult
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, and learn about the typography on these historic buildings.
All programs are designed for groups of up to 34 students (40 people maximum including chaperones). We do not recommend combining small classes into a large group. Programs may conclude at locations other than the Seaport Museum – please allow additional time (10-20 minutes) to walk back to the starting point on your own.
All programs are aligned with New York City and State Social Studies and Science Learning Standards. Programs can be customized to meet your curricular goals and the needs of your students.
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