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Brooklyn Bridge and Heights
Meet: The southeast corner of Broadway & Chambers Street, at the edge of City Hall Park.

First we cross the Brooklyn Bridge and recount the dramatic story of how it was built. Then we stroll the tree-lined streets of the Heights exploring the rich architectural, social and literary history. Stops could include: Abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher’s Plymouth Church, many exquisite examples of 19th century architecture, and sites associated with Walt Whitman, Truman Capote, Arthur Miller as well as Emily, John & Washington Roebling. Tour concludes on the Promenade on Brooklyn Heights with a spectacular view of downtown Manhattan. Between mid-May and early September the Brooklyn Bridge & Heights tour is one of a variety of walks offered as public “twilight” tours. Summer public “twilight” tours are lead Thursday and Friday evenings at 6 p.m. & Saturday’s at 5 p.m. We rotate a variety of tours in these time slots. Please see our Schedule page for details for specific dates and times. Brooklyn Bridge & Heights is not offered as a public “show up” tour in Janaury & February as the Bridge walkway can be slippery and icy during the winter months.

Date: December 22, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Fees: $20 at site, $15 Students/Seniors

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