Amusement Area: Past & Present
Download the Coney Island History Project audio walking tour. The Coney Island History project was founded in 2004 by Charles Denson, a Coney Island historian. It is dedicated to preserving and educating the public about Coney Island history. The tour includes highlights of historic sites in the amusement area, including the Cyclone Rollercoaster, Wonder Wheel, Parachute Jump and the Childs Building on the boardwalk.
A Tour Grows in Brooklyn
Tour the Park Slope and Prospect Park neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The tour includes a visit to an American Revolution historic center called Old Stone House, Grand Army Plaza, notable brownstones, a bathhouse, pizzeria and shops.
Big Onion Walking Tours
Take advantage of Big Onion walking tours, the most well-known and possibly largest tour group in New York City. It offers several Brooklyn walking tours, including Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Heights, Greenwood Cemetery, Fort Greene, Park Slope and Prospect Park.
Brewed in Brooklyn Walking Tour
Contact Urban Oyster, a local New York tour company, for a three-hour walking tour of the popular Brooklyn Brewery and what is left of 19th century Brewers Row in Williamsburg. The tour explores the history of the German beer halls and breweries that once existed in Brooklyn and the renewal of beer gardens in the area.
Explore Greenwood Cemetery, which was founded in 1838 and was designed to emulate a park-like setting for family and friends to be buried. The idea was that people could visit loved ones and enjoy 478 acres of greenery. The cemetery is home to famous musicians, artists, politicians and inventors. It is a Revolutionary War historic site, part of the Civil War Discovery Trail, a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System and a National Landmark. Tours of the cemetery offer bird watching, landmark sculptures, historic tombs, famous residents and the ever popular Halloween tour, when the grounds keepers open crypts that have not been opened for decades.