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.
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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.
11:00am on select Sundays, year-round