Winding journey that unravels the darker past of the South Street Seaport Historic District and Lower Manhattan. This entertaining tour tells the scandalous, dubious, and sinister tales lurking in the cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and waterfront. Throughout the 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. You’ll also be able to test your “Ear for Crime” in an interactive game throughout the walk, which even has a prize for the winner at the end of the tour. 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. Come up to 30 minutes early and be treated to a few scandalous stories inspired by the historical images on view at the bar. Registration is required. Tours are rain or shine. Content is appropriate for fans of true crime stories, those who are looking for unique New York experience, and history-buffs aged 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.

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