Our in-person tours are back and safer than ever. One new experience we’re very excited about (which we ran several times as a virtual event over the last few months) is a tour of Victorian Flatbush. On this experience, discover the spectacular mansions and history of Flatbush, a truly unique Brooklyn neighborhood. In many ways, the neighborhood best encapsulates the full history of Brooklyn — from its 17th-century Dutch colonial history to 19th-century residential growth to a population boom of working-class immigrant communities in the 20th century.
Untapped New York tour guide Jeremy Wilcox will explore this progression and show you how centuries of history are preserved within a small area. You will also see part of Flatbush’s greatest treasure: its spectacular mansions (including the Japanese House) developed at the end of the 19th-century by developers looking to break away from the Brooklyn brownstone mold. Several small historic districts, mansions, and church grounds dating back to 1654 are some of the highlights you will see on this unique tour.
Upcoming dates for this tour are on August 22nd and September 13th. All our tours have new health & safety measures, including state-of-the-art radio earpieces for proper social distancing while still being able to fully participate in the tour, masks required, contactless check-in, and small group sizes of 10 or less. If you’re an Insider member, you can get 2 for 1 tickets on this tour with a special discount code, or if you’re a frontline healthcare worker you can attend for free! We are also offering 50% discounts on our private tours ($175 instead of $300). Join us on this fun, outdoor exploration!