Brooklyn Navy Yard Highlights Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    141 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


See a unique part of New York City and learn about US history and modern industry on this guided tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard, located on the boroughs historic waterfront. Gain unique insight into New Yorks interesting naval legacy as you witness the yards dramatic transformation from the Revolutionary War to today. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through one of the country's former leading naval shipbuilding facilities, and explain how it has become a major hub for New York City's design, technology, and manufacturing sectors. This is a great tour for history buffs and people interested in innovation, the working waterfront, and the manufacturing economy!

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Meet at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center and hop on a bus to begin your tour of this massive 300-acre (121-hectare) historical site. You and your knowledgeable guide will stop and explore several locations by foot for a closer look at New Yorks interesting naval history.

Visit some of the yards most intriguing places, like the 19th-century navy hospital and surgeon's house and the oldest dry dock in the US, which is still used for ship repair today.

For more than 150 years, this yard created America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Hear how it has transformed from one of the nation's top naval shipbuilding facilities into a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. It now houses the nation's first multi-story green industrial building, featuring wind turbines and wind- and solar-powered street lamps.

To enhance your experience, see historical photographs and listen to audio clips of WW2-era workers, manufacturers and farmers.

Youll also learn how today the manufacturing facilities are used by hundreds of companies and generate a wide range of products ranging from modular housing units to military body armor, Sweet n' Low, whiskey and movie set designs!


2-hour tour

Knowledgeable and engaging guide

4-5 stops to visit historically significant sites


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

This tour is wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Assistive listening devices are available for guests, but must be requested at least 72 hours in advance of the tour date to ensure accommodations.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard can be reached by bus, on foot, by bicycle, and via the NYC public ferry system. The NYC ferries and city buses are accessible to people who use wheelchairs and strollers. Take the Astoria line ferry from East 34th Street or Pier 11/Wall Street in Manhattan to the Brooklyn Navy Yard ferry stop. Please plan your trip to the Yard in advance to ensure an early arrival.

Since portions of this tour will go indoors, proof of vaccination is required in order to participate. Please check to make sure that your proof and type of vaccination qualifies, according to NYC law:

Not recommended for people who have difficulty walking one mile

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Since a few portions of this tour will be indoors, NYC law requires that all participants demonstrate proof of vaccination status when checking in for the tour in order to participate. Learn more here:

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  • 29-May-2022

    The tour was great! Our tour guide Andrew was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and informative. Lots of interesting information about the history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and about it’s current use. We highly recommend the tour.

  • 02-Mar-2020

    Excellent tour. Andrew is very informative and Jennifer Egan was a lovely addition. She is so real and was very gracious. I feel honored to be on this tour with Jennifer!

  • 29-Feb-2020

    Doug was our tour guide and he was incredibly knowledgable and patient with our mixed group of around a dozen people. He took time to answer questions and gave detailed look at both the history of the yard, but also it's future. I learned a lot about the history of the area and the pivotal role in played during WW1.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    I've been on a lot of tours and I've given a lot of tours and this one was really unique. Cindy and Andrew clearly enjoy and care about the tours they given, doing deep research and preparation to offer really unique tours. This was worth the time and money!

  • 13-Jan-2020

    I am not sure how many people know you can take an organized tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. A hidden treasure. If you love history...especially NYC history I would highly recommend this tour. Simply, fascinating facts and maybe, even some myths. Kudos to our tour guide - lovely presentation. Thank You.

  • 05-Jan-2020

    My friends & I took the tour this weekend. Our guide was absolutely great and we couldn’t believe the amount of knowledge she had. There’s so much to learn about the Navy Yard past, present and future plans. After the tour we went to the brewery and distillery which was delightful. We highly recommend this tour!

  • 29-Dec-2019

    We went on this tour after learning about it due to its affiliation with Archtober. It was probably our favorite of all the activities we did that weekend - both the history and current development of the property were fascinating to learn about. Doug was a most excellent and knowledgeable guide. We were two of only three people from outside the NYC area on our tour - the rest were “locals” interested in learning more about their own city, which was cool - most people we talked to weren’t aware of the tours or really the history of the Yard. Highly recommend!

  • 19-Oct-2019

    We had a custom tour of the Navy Yard. Andrew has an encyclopedic knowledge and could answer expert way all of our questions. He makes the tour very interesting without overwhelming you with information. Get us into many places you could not go as an individual. He is able to adjust the tour do your specific and Chris with ease. This is our third tour with turnstile. The Brooklyn army terminal tour and the Navy Yard industrial tour are both very interesting. Will be back for another on next visit to NYC!

  • 17-Sep-2019

    fascinating perspective into this incredibly huge and iconic space with a rich and storied history. Learned so much, saw even more, and truly appreciated Andrew's depth of knowledge and willingness to answer every question!

  • 12-Sep-2019

    Much of the Navy Yard Tour is driving and walking around buildings that contained many small businesses. Didn't go in any, but probably wouldn't have seen much anyway. Their highlight was all the funding and effort going into developing small businesses, which could have been absorbed by reading a couple paragraphs. Part of the tour was a description of the history of the yard. Not much maritime activity now, and looking at a couple dry docks didn't do much for us. Doug did do a good job leading the tour and explaining the facilities, but we were expecting to see much more interesting things, and left disappointed.

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