New York City would be nothing without its waterways. Maritime trade at Manhattan’s original Port of New York is what made New York a global city. While countless other inland industries have since pulled focus away from the shoreline, there are still remnants of Manhattan’s bustling old port left to be uncovered.

On Tuesday, November 22, join Untapped New York Insiders for a members-only live-streamed tour of the Old Port of New York! This virtual event is free for Untapped New York Insiders (get your first month free with code JOINUS).

Titanic Memorial Lighthouse and Timeball at the South Street Seaport

Walk the Old Port of New York (Virtual)

During this livesteamed tour, you’ll join Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer Justin Rivers as he strolls around Manhattan’s original port and wanders his way through the historic belgian block streets of the South Street Seaport. As Justin walks along the former shoreline, you’ll learn how the shape of Manhattan has evolved over centuries, find out where there may be buried ships, and hear nautical tales of spectacular rat fights (yes, rowdy rats!).

Pier 16

From the comfort of your home, you can explore forgotten alleyways, the sites of former slips and piers (and find out the difference between them), and discover some of the oldest buildings in Manahattan that were once connected to maritime trade. A hidden gem that will be revealed on this tour is an old landlocked lighthouse with a special connection to the Titanic disaster of 1912.

South Street Seaport

Walk the Old Port of New York (Virtual)

Revisit the golden age of New York City’s maritime history on this livestreamed tour, Tuesday, November 22. Tickets are free for Untapped New York Insiders. Not an Insider yet? Join today with code JOINUS and get your first month free!

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