High Line Park Historical Walking Tour
Get an elevated view of the city that never sleeps on the High Line Park Historical Tour, where you will walk through some of the city's oldest and newest hot spots and learn about the exciting history.
Visit the former Nabisco plant where the Oreo cookie was invented, get a bird's-eye view of White Star pier 59, see the incredible sights and architecture of the park and New York, and more when you take this tour.
The Highline Park Historical Tour is a two-hour guided walking tour across the new, one and a half-mile High Line Park. The tour runs every Sunday morning at 10 and starts in front of the diner in the historic meatpacking district. Your guide will take you through New York's elevated park, where you will walk through the dynamic and unique landscaping and lush plant life and learn the history of the park's formation. The tour begins in what is now one of New York's trendiest venues, but which started as a meatpacking district. Take a walk past what is now a collection of restaurants, nightclubs, studios and boutiques and learn about the history of the district. Then learn more about the invention of the Oreo cookie and the former Nabisco plant where it was first introduced. As you walk to the next site, your guide will recount to you the dangerous and thrilling accounts of urban cowboys who would escort trains at street level before the tracks were elevated. Look over the Hudson River and Pier 59, where the doomed Titanic ship was intended to dock. Finally, learn how 10th Avenue came to be known as 'Death Avenue.'
Most of High Line Park is located in the West Chelsea neighborhood, where many factories and warehouses line its streets, including the site of the former Nabisco building. In 1912, the Oreo cookie was first developed by Nabisco in their New York City factory. Now, over thirty-five different flavors of Oreos have been introduced by the snack food company throughout the years. On the High Line Park Historical Tour, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the creation of the popular cookie brand and the building it was founded in. While the Nabisco plant is no longer used for making cookies, the site still remains a part of New York's exciting history and current city life. The building is now home to the bustling Chelsea Market, a culinary hotspot in the city.
Everyone knows the tragic story of the RMS Titanic. From High Line Park, look down at pier 59, where the ship was intended to dock. After the ship hit an iceberg, a rescue ship brought back survivors to piers 59 and 54. Learn more about the history of White Star pier 59, from its construction (a different story in itself) to the Titanic ship's survivor stories. Your High Line Park tour guide will give you a detailed description of the pier, which is now home to the Chelsea Brewing Company, the only micro-brewery in the city.
Lined with brilliant architecture and plant life and filled with exciting historical events, the High Line Park is the perfect place to get a different perspective on the Big Apple. Learn more about the historical meatpacking district, the dangerous life of an urban cowboy, the tragic fate of the great Titanic ship, and more of New York's fascinating history when you go on this unique tour. A knowledgeable guide will take you through the newly renovated park, elevated above the busy city streets and located in some of the most historical neighborhoods. If you are looking for a different historical adventure, the High Line Park Historical Tour is perfect for you.