Seaport Walking Tours

Book Talks at the Seaport Museum

Seaport Walking Tours
Special walking tours exploring the history of the South Street Seaport Historic District

Last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the Month | 6pm | $20 ($10 for Museum Members)| Purchase Tickets

Whether you are a native New Yorker or just visiting for the weekend, the South Street Seaport Museum’s walking tours are a perfect one-hour tour experience to learn and laugh about the South Street Seaport Historic District’s and Lower Manhattan’s crazy history. Join the Museum’s historian on the last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of each month for a walk around South Street! Clicking any “purchase tickets” button below will take you to our walking tour calendar where you can learn more and select tickets for the tours in which you are interested.

The tours meets at South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, comfortable shoes, and have a bottle of water with you.


Book Talks at the Seaport Museum
Wednesday: Rum Runners and Revolutionaries

The Roaring Twenties transformed the piers of the East River into a haven for mobsters, smugglers, and tourists heading to the casinos of Havana, Cuba. From rum runners to luxury liners, discover the forgotten life of the East River waterfront during Prohibition, the Great Depression, and the Cuban Revolution.


Book Talks at the Seaport Museum
Thursday: The Curious Life of the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge quietly rises above South Street, but beneath its great towers, it stands on nearly 150 years’ worth of secrets. Take a walk from the Seaport District to the entrance of the Brooklyn Bridge as the stories of the bridge’s grueling construction, the incredible lives of its builders, and long forgotten vaults hidden deep within are revealed to you.


Book Talks at the Seaport Museum
Friday: Sex, Liquor, and Murder

Join the Seaport Museum’s Historian for an exclusive and dark tour of 19th-century New York’s most notorious district of vice and depravity, the Fourth Ward. On this once a month adults-only (18 and older) evening tour you will hear the stories of sordid murders, dangerous criminals, and infamous houses of ill repute as you take a walk through the Wickedest Ward.


By subway:

  • Take the A, C, 2, 3, J, Z, 4, or 5 train to Fulton Street.
  • Upon exiting, walk east on Fulton Street until you reach the museum. Depending on where you exit, the walk takes between 8 and 15 minutes.
    By bus:

  • Take the M-15 SBS or M-15 to Fulton Street. Note: On the M-15 SBS, you must pay at the bus stop before boarding.
  • Walk one block east.
    By ferry:

  • The East River Ferry, Water Taxi, and New York Waterway provide service to Pier 11 from Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey.
  • From Pier 11, walk north on South Street for about 5 minutes.
  • Once at Fulton Street, turn left. The Visitor Center (12 Fulton Street) is about a half block west.
  • From the Staten Island Ferry, the museum is about a mile walk Northeast on Water or South Street.

  • Parking in the area is limited. There is a parking lot located at Front and John Streets, just one block from the museum. Another lot is available at 294 Pearl Street.

    *As we are located in an historic district please contact the museum regarding accessibility needs prior to your visit