FREE Walking Tours of Fort Greene & Wallabout

Wed, May 1st, 2019

Advanced registration is required! Visit Eventbrite to register for an upcoming tour. 

On the 3rd Saturday of each month, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership will host a FREE guided walking tour through the historic Wallabout neighborhood.  The walks are being offered in partnership with the Fort Greene Park Conservancy, with additional support from the Walt Whitman Project and American Opera Projects.

The guided walk will explore 400 years of history through the area’s historic architecture and landmarks and will venture into the neighborhood’s beautiful mix of pre-Civil War homes and late 19th-century industrial district just outside the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  The tour will focus on how the neighborhood has developed from when the first people from Europe and Africa arrived in the early 1600s. Along the route, notable residents and “hidden” landmarks will be discussed, like author Walt Whitman’s home, a former Tootsie Roll factory, Michael Jordan’s birthplace, and more.

The tours begin in Fort Greene Park at 11am from May through October 2019.

The tour includes a 1.5 walk, beginning in Fort Greene Park and concluding at 99 Ryerson St.  The event is FREE, but space is limited and registration is required.

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn about more local history in the Wallabout, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill area, view our self-guided Myrtle Avenue Black Artstory Tour. This free tour – available in the iTunes store or at myrtleavenue.org – highlights the area’s rich legacy of Black artistry by telling the story of eight varied artists who once called this neighborhood home.

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