Seaport Walking Tours

Book Talks at the Seaport Museum

Sex, Liquor, and Murder
Our acclaimed walking tour with a special Halloween twist

Join our Education Manager for an exclusive and dark tour of 19th-century New York’s most notorious district of vice and depravity: the Fourth Ward. On this 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.

Book Talks at the Seaport Museum

Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport
Survey the rich typographical history of the Seaport

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. As part of Archtober 2018, 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.

Book Talks at the Seaport Museum

Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture
Explore the historic buildings within the Seaport

Several buildings in the South Street Seaport Historic 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. In celebration of Archtober 2018, take a walk with us and discover the origins of New York’s greatness.


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