Over 600 buildings in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District pre-date 1860. In this tour, we will touch on topics such as the American Revolution, the Underground Railroad, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the world’s oldest underground subway tunnel. You will visit the oldest house in the neighborhood - which very few people are aware of - and the prior homes of some incredible celebrity residents. We’ll end the tour near a historic shop founded in 1854, the Brooklyn Women's Exchange.
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Aly Carlotti is a certified NYC tour guide who grew up in Brooklyn. A few years ago, Aly became interested in NYC history. A public school teacher by day, Aly found time in her off-hours to attend countless walking tours across Manhattan and Brooklyn, reading any book she could find about the city. Researching the past helped replace her intermittent disdain for the honking cars, cold winters, and subway rats with a swelling sense of pride and appreciation. She hopes to share this feeling with others and encourages all to advocate for the preservation of historical landmarks.
Places we'll see: A home Walt Whitman legendarily helped build, the oldest home in Brooklyn Heights, homes of famous Brooklyn Heights residents, the Promenade, a filming location of Moonstruck, the site where George Washington decided to retreat from New York during the Revolution and so much more!
This tour will include around 20 blocks of walking. Tour ends in a different location from where it starts (55 Pierrepont Street) where the Brooklyn Women's Exchange is located.