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Brooklyn Army Terminal Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Explore the sights and stories of a century of work at the Brooklyn Army Terminal.

    Meet the guide at the Terminal, located on Brooklyn’s waterfront and accessible by subway from Manhattan.

    The Brooklyn Army Terminal was built to supply American forces on the Western Front during World War I. This complex served as a supply base for the American military up until the Vietnam War.

    Today, the Brooklyn Army Terminal is a large complex of warehouses, offices, piers, docks, cranes, rail sidings and cargo-loading equipment on 95 acres of land between 58th and 63rd streets in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It is a thriving industrial park that is home to over 100 companies in a wide variety of industries, from precision manufacturers to biotech researchers, online retailers and chocolatiers.

    Begin this 2-hour walking tour with a visit inside the Brooklyn Army Terminal’s architectural gem — the stunning atrium of Building B, where freight trains once rumbled through to be loaded from the balconies. Also, enjoy sweeping views of New York Harbor and visit the unrestored, 600,000-square-foot space of Building A. These two warehouses were the largest concrete buildings in the world when they were constructed in 1919.

    Along the way, explore how millions of tons of war supplies and personnel were shipped through this busy transportation hub. Hear the stories of soldiers, longshoremen and merchant mariners who worked these piers, rail yards and warehouses. Also, find out what made the Port of New York the envy of the world in the mid-20th century, why it went into decline, and how Brooklyn’s entire working waterfront is being revitalized today.
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    Departure Point
    The Brooklyn Army Terminal is located along the industrial waterfront in Sunset Park (directions provided on voucher)
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 11 August 2019

    I took the Brooklyn Army Terminal tour with Doug, who was a fantastic and thoughtful guide. When purchasing the tickets online, I mentioned that my grandfather had worked there with the Postal Service in the 70's, and Doug came prepared with extra research on that...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Annie R
    Reviewed 24 July 2019

    Andrew Gustafson is the most knowledgeable tour guide I ever met.He is also a very nice person as is his wife Cindy.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank len16107
    Reviewed 19 August 2018

    We took the 2 hour walking tour around the army terminal, well actually more like 2 and half hours since Andrew, our guide, took so much time for us to answer all our questions and show us even more than promised. In fact, Andrew is...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Dreamologist
    Reviewed 17 May 2018

    The trip to the Brooklyn Army Terminal was very informative. The tour covered the historic past of the site along with current plans for site re-use.

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank joec1969
    Cindy V, Owner at Turnstile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

    Thanks for joining us at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. The site continues to grow and evolve, and we are excited to share stories of the new businesses joining the Terminal roster, and new information we are always uncovering about its history. Thanks for the review!

    Reviewed 19 November 2017

    We have lived in Brooklyn for 7 years and never been to the army terminal before. It's an amazing place to check out on an urban adventure, and Cindy did a fabulous job taking us through!

    Date of experience: November 2017
    Thank katnip317
    Cindy V, Owner at Turnstile Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

    Thanks for joining us at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. It still amazes me every time I step inside.

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