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Sinister Secrets
of the Seaport

Join the South Street Seaport Museum for a 90-minute walking tour that will take you on a winding journey that unravels the darker past of the South Street Seaport Historic District and Lower Manhattan.

Created with support from the Alliance for Downtown New York’s Walking Tour Incubator program, Sinister Secrets of the Seaport will tell the scandalous, dubious, and sinister tales lurking in the cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and waterfront. Throughout this interactive tour, your guide will share historical stories ripped from the headlines of newspapers and publications from the 1790s to the 1990s that provide a new perspective on the history of the area that helped to make New York a global metropolis.

Registration is required.

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Upcoming Dates
Sunday, July 30, 2:30–4pm
Monday, July 31, 6:30–8pm
Saturday, August 5, 3–4:30pm
Wednesday, August 16, 6:30–8pm
Saturday, August 26, 3–4:30pm
Wednesday, August 30, 6:30–8pm

Lower Manhattan


About Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic Seaport District, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Seaport Museum includes an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, galleries, working 19th-century print shop, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

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