Learn how the area went from one of sailboats and harbors to one of shopping and commerce on the South Street Seaport Walking Tour offers you the opportunity to see all of the landmarks, clubs, shopping centers, and more.
This two-hour walking tour takes you on a guided journey through one of New York's most beautiful neighborhoods. The tour runs every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and covers a mile and a half of scenic areas. You will meet at the Titanic Lighthouse intersection of Pearl Street and Fulton Street, at least fifteen minutes before the tour starts. Walk past the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse, designed in memory of those who perished on the tragic ship, and then roam through one of the world's largest collections of majestic tall ships. Jeremy's Ale House is next on the agenda, still full of good luck messages for the first responders during the 9/11 attacks. Walk past George Washington's first Presidential Mansion, and the home of Captain Joseph Rose, the third oldest building in Manhattan. Stop at the Bridge Café, New York's oldest drinking establishment, and the Paris Café, where Thomas Edison, Annie Oakley, Teddy Roosevelt, and Buffalo Bill once visited. Along the way, your guide will tell you riveting stories of the neighborhood's tumultuous past and recommend the best places to eat and shop.
During the 9/11 attacks, first responders took refuge at Jeremy's Ale House, a popular restaurant and bar in New York City. Good luck messages to these responders stand on the wall, in remembrance of the tragic day and the brave souls who risked their lives for the safety of others. Bras and ties hang from the building's rafters, each representing an important milestone in the donor's life, including getting a new job, marriage, or retirement. The restaurant is one of the top ten best places to meet in New York City. People from all times in their life stop by, including Fulton Fish Traders. Your guide will tell you about the history and the significance of Jeremy's, including its role on September 11, 2001.
The Titanic Memorial Lighthouse is another historical landmark in the city, paying homage to those who lost their lives in the sinking of the Titanic. The memorial was constructed in 1913, a year after the incident. The monument exhibited a green light that could be seen throughout New York Harbor. Just before noon every day, a time ball was hoisted to the top of the lighthouse. At 12:00 exactly, the ball was dropped. The Lighthouse was a reminder for the civilians of the tragic demise of the Titanic. On your tour, you will get to see this monument and be reminded yourself.
The tour stops by various other locations, including the home of first president George Washington, and the third oldest house in Manhattan. Marvel at the strength and power of the world's largest collection of tall ships, and visit some sights even the locals rarely visit. Your guide will take you on an adventure through this exciting neighborhood, informing you of its dynamic past and busy present. Don't miss out on this opportunity to see a different side of New York.