TOUR | Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present & Future
This two-hour guided tour is a great introduction to the rich history and modern industry of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Founded in 1801, the Yard served as one of America’s premiere naval shipyards for 165 years (1801 - 1966). Today, it is a thriving ecosystem of over 400 businesses representing various fields of manufacturing from coffee roasting to robotics.
This tour takes a closer look at the Yard’s most intriguing sites, which include a dry dock that’s been in continual usage since 1851, plus the chance to see some of the Yard’s newest developments such as Building 77 and Dock 72. As the Yard undergoes its largest period of growth since WWII, it is a site equally as impressive for its past as its future. With over three miles of working waterfront, over 40 buildings inhabited by businesses, and a skyline that’s unlike any other, this tour is perfect for local enthusiasts and international guests alike.