Seaport Walking Tours


Sex, Liquor, and Murder | A Special Walking Tour

Last Friday of the month | May through October

Have you been on the daytime tour of the Wickedest Ward? Now, join the Seaport Museum’s Historian for an extended and darker tour of the Fourth Ward. This once a month adults-only (18 and older) evening tour takes you through 19th century New York’s most infamous district of vice and depravity. Stories of sordid murders, notorious criminals, and infamous houses of ill repute will be told as you take a walk through the Wickedest Ward.

Tickets for Special Walking Tours are $25 (members $20)

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Walking Tours at the Seaport Museum

Every Thursday, Friday and 3rd Saturday of the month | May through July

Take a Seaport Walking Tour and discover the seaport district’s exceptional, wacky, and, at times, seedy history. Each tour takes attendees not only on a journey through the neighborhood, but through time as well. Hear stories about innovative merchants, hardened criminals, and incredible feats of engineering.

Tickets for Seaport Walking Tours and Building Tours are $15 (members $12) and $25 for Special Walking Tours (members $20)

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

Every second Friday and Saturday of the month | Now through June

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.”

Due to the fragile nature of the preserved rooms and the need to climb several flights of stairs (47 steps,) entry to the fourth floor will be limited. Access will be through an exclusive guided tour only. Tours will be available twice a month. Tour tickets are $15 and $10 for SSSM members, and must be purchased in addition to general admission. Please note that this portion of the exhibition is not accessible by wheelchair.