In the early Nineteenth Century, Brooklyn Heights—which stands on a bluff overlooking Wall Street—began its rise to prominence; nowhere in New York City can such a variety of important church and house architecture be seen.
This tour focuses on the growth of the Heights from its origins as a Native American settlement to a booming suburb, especially after the coming of Robert Fulton’s steam-powered ferry. The tour also looks at the area’s eventual connection—both physically and politically—to Manhattan after the building of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Featured on the tour: New York City’s first protected Landmark District * Brooklyn Borough Hall (formerly City Hall) * the Brooklyn Historical Society * 19th-century residential architectural featuring a wealth of styles (including Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian Gothic, Queen Anne, and Romanesque) * some of the best-preserved wood-frame homes in the city * St. Ann and Holy Trinity Church * townhouse of shipping magnate Abiel Abbot Low and Mayor Seth Low * the site of George Washington’s headquarters during the Battle of Brooklyn * the Esplanade overlooking the Manhattan skyline * the BQE * Henry Ward Beecher’s Plymouth Church * the Brooklyn Bridge
Tour pricing is based on the size of your group, the length of the presentation, and (to some extent) the technical demands of the presentation. Small group presentations begin at $150; please contact us with information about your needs and we'll quote you a price.
Stops included in each virtual tour are subject to change.
former stables in Grace Court Alley
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