DUMBO Brooklyn Tour

Take a twilight journey through DUMBO(Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), an historic Brooklyn neighborhood that was once a center of manufacturing and industry and is now an ultra-hip place to live and visit. DUMBO, which got its name in the late 1970’s, features a wonderful combination of past and present. Just south of the former Brooklyn Navy Yard, the site upon which legendary American war ships were built, DUMBO is where General Washington orchestrated a brilliant Revolutionary War strategy, where the cardboard box was invented, and where Walt Whitman edited the Brooklyn Eagle and penned timeless poetry about the Brooklyn Ferry. Today DUMBO is a chic and trendy northern Brooklyn neighborhood, overflowing with art galleries, bars, restaurants, cafes, condos, designer clothing stores, and New York City’s largest concentration of technology firms.

Come along as we walk through past and present, shadows and light, along the Belgian blocked streets. We’ll see the railroad tracks of the former Jay Street Railroad Company. We’ll soak up cutting edge art at the galleries. We’ll gaze up at the imposing bulk of the warehouse condos. We’ll catch the slipping sun through the open spaces. As dusk comes, we’ll take in spectacular views of Manhattan, the Manhattan Bridge and, of course, the Brooklyn Bridge.  The tour will end at the Fulton Ferry. From here, you can head to Grimaldi’s for great pizza, hop on the Fulton Ferry, or stay in DUMBO for great nightlife!!

SIGHTS WE COVER ON THE TOUR:

  • Vinegar Hill Admiral’s House
  • Jay Street Railroad Company
  • St. Anne’s Warehouse
  • Street art
  • 111 Front Street
  • Brooklyn Roasting Company
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Tour begins from the intersection of Jay St. and York St. in Brooklyn.  Please use our Google map for directions to the start of the tour.  Tour ends at the Fulton Ferry Landing (map).

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1.5 miles (2K)

When: View our Calendar

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.