World War II Tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Explore the World War II history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard on this two-hour tour! Thanks to the efforts of its 70,000 workers, the Brooklyn Navy Yard became the world’s busiest shipyard during WWII, earning the nickname “The Can-Do Yard” for its ability to patch up wounded ships and put them back in action. Today this massive secure facility along Brooklyn's waterfront is a city-owned hub of industry and innovation, home to over 330 manufacturing and creative companies. With the help of an expert guide, guests on this tour get a behind-the-scenes look at the Yard, with visits to the historic Dry Dock 1, a former chocolate factory, and a gigantic concrete building that was the nerve center of the nation's most active naval shipyard. Visitors will also hear recordings from sailors and workers, including people of color and women, who toiled on repairs of battleships and aircraft carriers during World War II.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Fully narrated tour

Your Brooklyn Navy Yard experience begins at BLDG 92, an exhibition space and visitor center where you’ll meet your guide to embark on a tour of what was once the world’s busiest shipyard, now a modern industrial park.

Board a comfortable bus that takes you from place to place, stopping along the way so you can get a closer look at historically significant sites like the Naval Hospital campus, the Naval Film Exchange, former ship-assembly shops and Dry Dock 1.

Learn about the yard’s crucial role during WWII, when it was coined the ‘Can-Do Yard’ for the tireless efforts of its 70,000 workers who built battleships and aircraft carriers, repaired more than 5,000 vessels, and sent troops and supplies to fronts across the globe. Known for the construction of the USS Arizona, which was sunk at Pearl Harbor, the yard also built the battleship Missouri, where the peace treaty ending the war was signed in 1945.

Hear your guide describe the bustling New York City waterfront, and listen to clips of oral recordings by sailors and ship-workers who were at the yard during WWII, including women working in industrial jobs and people of color for whom the war effort presented both challenges and new opportunities.

Throughout the tour, you’ll appreciate the tremendous energy and innovation of the era, and get a glimpse of the waterfront’s revitalization and industrial development projects currently underway.


  • Professional guide
  • Bus and driver
  • Map of the Brooklyn Navy Yard


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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Schedule & Info

Departure Point
Brooklyn Navy Yard Visitor and Exhibition Center at Building 92, located at the intersection of Carlton and Flushing Avenues in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Fort Greene.

Departure Time
11:00am on select Sundays, year-round

2 hours


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