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Brooklyn Army Terminal Walking Tour provided by Turnstile Tours

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    Brooklyn Army Terminal
    Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA
    Departure Point: The Brooklyn Army Terminal is located along the industrial waterfront in Sunset Park (directions provided on voucher) Address: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 58th Street and 1st Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11220
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    Brooklyn Army Terminal
    Stop: 2 hours
    Explore the sights and stories of a century of work at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Meet-up with your 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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    Brooklyn Army Terminal
    Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA
    Departure Point: The Brooklyn Army Terminal is located along the industrial waterfront in Sunset Park (directions provided on voucher) Address: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 58th Street and 1st Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11220
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Departure Point
Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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  • 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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Maria P wrote a review Nov 2019
Mexico City, Mexico31 contributions11 helpful votes
It´s definetively worth the visit if you are interested in the non touristic sites. Very interesting facts which Andrew gives on the facilities. Cool building, cool history, perfect guide. There´s even an art space there, which makes it even better.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Annie R wrote a review Aug 2019
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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 era. Doug's
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Date of experience: August 2019
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len16107 wrote a review Jul 2019
Oceanside, New York368 contributions90 helpful votes
Andrew Gustafson is the most knowledgeable tour guide I ever met.He is also a very nice person as is his wife Cindy.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dreamologist wrote a review Aug 2018
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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 not a tour guide but more of a researcher and
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Date of experience: August 2018
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joec1969 wrote a review May 2018
Pottsville, Pennsylvania1 contribution
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.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Cindy V, Owner at Brooklyn Army Terminal Walking Tour
Responded 20 Jun 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!
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