Titanic Lighthouse at Fulton St & Pearl St. near South St. Seaport
Prowling the War of 1812 Seaport. Walking Tour sponsored by the Municipal Art Society
The War of 1812 plunged Lower Manhattan into a world of blockades, smuggling, deserters, dissenters, and war contracts; issues that threatened to rip apart the young Republic. New Yorkers hated to see their merchant fleet rot in the East River, but they had no love for the British after the city was occupied in the American Revolution. Tour significant sites of activity and dissent in the War of 1812 with guide Kathleen Hulser, from the spot where political leaders denounced President Madison's War, to its grand finale at Castle Clinton. Participants can also enjoy an augmented reality app on their smartphones or iPads to explore a smuggling incident in the NY Harbor at tour's end on the Battery. The app is sponsored by Harvestworks and supported by grant from the New York State Council for the Humanities. $20 / $15 Members.