South Street Seaport History and Archaeology Walking Tour
South Street Seaport Museum (12 Fulton St.,
The South Street Seaport is a neighborhood literally built on shipping. The buildings in this historic district were designed for sea – trade businesses, and the streets themselves are made of landfill that includes entire ships! This tour discusses the maritime history and ongoing archaeology of the neighborhood, including the 1960’s designation of this area as a historic district, and the recent plans to renovate Pier 17. The group will examine the remnants of the Fulton Fish Market and dog fighting rings; and hear stories of the quirky individuals who thrived among the hundreds of sailing ships that docked here in the 19th century.