Now you can explore the working waterfront by land on our NEW Hidden Harbor Walking Tours.
Tour hidden or overlooked places and experience the working harbor’s rich history and its fascinating role today. The walking tours are 2-hours long and like our boat tours, are narrated by maritime experts, historians, and other titans of the working waterfront.
Pier 16, South Street Seaport. photo: Bonnie Harkin
Hidden Harbor Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan
Join us on the walk around the tip of Manhattan from the mouth of the Hudson River to the South Street Seaport Museum on the East River, where New York’s port began and maritime piers in action today.
Robert Wagner, Jr. Park. photo: LarrySpeck.com
The tour starts with sweeping views out over the harbor from the public roof deck at Robert Wagner, Jr. Park and includes historic Pier A and Battery Park to the US Custom House, Broad Street (the Gentleman’s Canal in Dutch times) and the historic shoreline along Pearl Street.
South Street Seaport’s Historic Ships. photo: Mitch Waxman
We then continue north to the historic ships and structures of the South Street Seaport District. The tour ends at the South Street Seaport Museum where your Hidden Harbor ticket includes admission to its recently inaugurated galleries celebrating the interweaving of the city and the sea.
Tour Leader Bio
Captain Margaret (Maggie) Flanagan, a Working Harbor Committee member, works for Classic Harbor Lines on schooners and the classic motor vessel Manhattan, and on the historic schooner Pioneer. She was formerly the director of marine education at the South Street Seaport Museum and has always been an avid fan of tall ships and boats in general, particularly historic vessels. From her long association with the South Street Seaport Museum, she has become an expert in the connections between the Lower Manhattan area and the sea, and has conducted many similar walking tours before becoming part of the Working Harbor Committee.
Meet at the brick archway/entrance to Robert Wagner, Jr. Park at 20 Battery Place across from the Ritz Carlton Hotel at 1:00PM. Ends at the South Street Seaport Museum at 3:00PM
1 – 3:00PM
Saturdays: 16 June, 21 July, 11 August
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by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee