Bring your camera! This walk will take us through the lovely streets of Brooklyn Heights, America’s first suburb and NYC’s first designated historic district, filled with quaint homes, mansions and architectural treasures. Some say it is the City’s most beautiful neighborhood. We will stop by a church where Abraham Lincoln visited and gained inspiration to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, and stroll the streets frequented by famous American authors. We’ll take in the spectacular views of the city and the harbor and learn about Brooklyn history — including the Battle of Brooklyn and General George Washington’s pivotal escape across the East River with 9,000 troops to preserve the American Revolution on August 29, 1776.
We’ll also stroll through the Fulton Ferry and DUMBO neighborhoods, a collection of warehouse and factory buildings – and the birthplace of the cardboard box – which became a residential neighborhood in the 1990’s and is filled with interesting shops, restaurants and galleries, while retaining its industrial edge. There’s even an old-fashioned carousel, fun for children and adults, overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
At the end of the tour there are a number of options for lunch and then subway or ferry back to Manhattan!