Beyond the Brooklyn Bridge’s stately exterior lies an epic origin story. Now over 130 years old, the granite and limestone structure has dazzled both tourists and residents alike. On our newest tour, author, playwright and Untapped Cities’ tour guide Justin Rivers will not only unpack the history behind the Brooklyn Bridge, but also explore its many hidden secrets. Our unique walking tour, which kicks off on May 11th, will give you a whole new appreciation for one of New York’s most iconic landmarks.

The Secrets of Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour


  • Cross the bridge span, which offers one of the best vantage points in New York City
  • Explore the perimeter of the Manhattan and Brooklyn anchorages of the bridge
  • Discover Brooklyn Bridge‘s various secrets, including its old Cold War fall out shelter, the love locks, the Russian fur vaults, the bridge jumper survivor’s support group and so many others

Price: $35 (+ fees)
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes.
What to know: The tour is 2-hours; please consult with the MTA for weekend subway schedules and routing changes. NOTE: While this tour will cover the history of the bank vaults and Cold War shelter, we will not be going inside.

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The Secrets of Brooklyn Bridge Walking Tour

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