Harlem Fire Watchtower Tour
Climb atop the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower on this special Untapped New York Insiders tour in partnership with NYC Parks.
- Go to the top of the 47-foot tall watchtower
- Learn about its history and restoration
- See the 5,000 lb bell
About this Event:
The Harlem Fire Watchtower was built by Julius H. Kroehl sometime between 1855 and 1857, and designed by James Bogardus at a cost of $2,300. Fire watchtowers were the way city dwellers spotted fires and sounded an alert, before electric telegraphs were installed in 1878. Together with the Croton Aqueduct and an extensive system of reservoirs, watchtowers helped protect 19th-century New Yorkers from fires.
How do I sign up for this event?
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How many tickets can I reserve?
If you are an Insider level member ($15/month), you can reserve 1 ticket to this event. Explorer level members ($25/month) can reserve 2 tickets. If you are a Virtual level member but would like to attend, it’s easy to upgrade your account here!
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The event is sold out?
In-person Insider tours may have limited capacity and are booked on a first come, first served basis.
But don’t worry! We repeat our most popular events when possible so you will have another opportunity to join us. There are also multiple other members-only events weekly that you can join in!