Historic image of the Seaport area. | Image in Public Domain
Join us for a walking tour exploring the Seaport Historic District with Big Onion Walking Tours. Since 1991, Big Onion Walking Tours has been offering entertaining and informative tours of New York's historic districts and ethnic neighborhoods. The tour will explore the East River waterfront, which was crucial to the early history of New York City. By the 19th century the area’s booming shipping industry helped move New York to become the world’s commercial epicenter. On this tour we will explore the history, architecture, and people of the oldest intact Manhattan neighborhood. Stops could include: Schermerhorn Row; the Paris Café; Old Fulton Fish Market; the Black Ball Line; and the stories of Joseph Mitchell, Thomas Edison, George Washington, and Herman Melville.
We will finish the walking tour with a cold beverage at a local tavern where A.R.T. members may socialize and catch up!
This is an in-person event, limited to 20 people (members may bring guests). The cost is $10 per person. The tour will meet in front of the Fulton Center in downtown Manhattan, at the southeast corner of Broadway and Fulton Street. Please look for our tour guide holding a sign that reads "Big Onion Walking Tours." The tour will end on Schermerhorn Row in the Seaport.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.