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South Street Seaport Museum presents Sinister Secrets of the Seaport Walking Tours September 2023

This event has already taken place.Sept. 9 & 10, 16, 3–4:30pm. Sept. 20, 6–7:30pm. Sept. 24, 3–4:30pm. Sept. 27, 6–7:30pm.

South Street Seaport Museum presents Sinister Secrets of the Seaport: a 90-minute walking tour that will take participants 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 tells 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. Meet your tour guide at Ryan Maguire’s Bar & Restaurant at 28 Cliff Street, where one happy hour drink or soft drink is included in your registration for the tour. Arrive 30 minutes early and be treated to a few scandalous stories inspired by the historical images on view at the bar.

Registration is required. Content is appropriate for fans of true crime stories and history-buffs age 13 and up. Please note that the tour requires walking approximately one mile and some stops on this tour require walking up and down small flights of stairs.



12 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038 United States