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Brooklyn Army Terminal Walking Tour

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Escape from the hustle of Times Square to a little-known engineering marvel, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, on this guided, historic, 2-hour walking tour. Discover how millions of tons of war supplies and personnel were shipped through this bustling transportation hub during World War I. Hear the stories of soldiers, longshoremen and merchant mariners who worked these piers, rail yards, and warehouses and learn how this complex is being put to use today as part of Brooklyn’s revitalized working waterfront.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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Stop At: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220-2521

Explore the sights and stories of a century of work at the Brooklyn Army Terminal.

Meet-up with your guide at the terminal, located on Brooklyn’s waterfront and accessible by subway from Manhattan.

The Brooklyn Army Terminal was built to supply American forces on the Western Front during World War I. This complex served as a supply base for the American military up until the Vietnam War.

Today, the Brooklyn Army Terminal is a large complex of warehouses, offices, piers, docks, cranes, rail sidings, and cargo-loading equipment on 95 acres of land between 58th and 63rd streets in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. It is a thriving industrial park that is home to over 100 companies in a wide variety of industries, from precision manufacturers to biotech researchers, online retailers and chocolatiers.

Begin this 2-hour walking tour with a visit inside the Brooklyn Army Terminal’s architectural gem—the stunning atrium of Building B, where freight trains once rumbled through to be loaded from the balconies. Also, enjoy sweeping views of New York Harbor and visit the unrestored, 600,000-square-foot space of Building A. These two warehouses were the largest concrete buildings in the world when they were constructed in 1919.

Along the way, explore how millions of tons of war supplies and personnel were shipped through this busy transportation hub. Hear the stories of soldiers, longshoremen, and merchant mariners who worked these piers, rail yards, and warehouses. Also, find out what made the Port of New York the envy of the world in the mid-20th century, why it went into decline, and how Brooklyn’s entire working waterfront is being revitalized today.

Duration: 2 hours


  • Knowledgeable and engaging guide
  • Visit an art gallery inspired by science
  • Behind-the-scenes visit to an unrestored space
  • See the stunning railroad atrium
  • Learn how manufacturers, craftspeople, and artists are bringing the site to life today


  • Gratuities

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Since portions of this tour will go indoors, proof of vaccination is required in order to participate. Please check to make sure that your proof and type of vaccination qualifies, according to NYC law:
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Since a portion of this tour is indoors, proof of vaccination of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is required by NYC law. Please be sure to bring the proper documentation in order to participate in this tour:
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Terms & Conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

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Schedule & Info

Departure Point
Brooklyn Army Terminal, 80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA

Departure Time
02:00 PM

2 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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