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New Domino Park with Domino Refinery in behind. Photo by Daniel Levin

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit Grand Ferry Park and learn about the ferries that once connected Brooklyn to Manhattan before the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge
  • Stroll along Domino Park’s elevated walkway
  • Learn the history of the Domino Sugar Factory building and the sugar refining process
  • See leftover artifacts from the refinery including a 36-foot tall syrup tank
  • Find out what’s in store for the future of the refinery building
  • Explore the park’s restoration of a 160-year-old street grid using Williamsburg maps from 1825, 1847 and the 1950’s
  • Take in panoramic views of the East River from the 1200 foot-long​ waterfront esplanade
  • Uncover the secrets of the Williamsburg Bridge

DETAILS:

Price: $250 for up to 10 guests, $25 for each additional guest. Interested in joining our public tour instead? Click here.
What to wear: Bring comfortable shoes
What to know: The tour is 1 hour long; please consult with the MTA for weekend subway schedules and routing changes.

MORE ABOUT THE TOUR:

In 2004, after 148 years of operation, the Domino Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, closed and the public has since reclaimed the waterfront access once blocked by the 90,000-square-foot industrial complex. The newly opened Domino Park pays tribute to the area’s industrial past while offering a vibrant new outdoor space for the community to enjoy. On this tour, explore this new public space while uncovering the history of Williamsburg, from how it’s original layout was shaped, through its industrial boom to the future of the Refinery building.

This tour was created by our tour guide and chief experience officer Justin Rivers in partnership with Two Trees Management, the Brooklyn-based development team behind the site’s revitalization, and designers from landscape architecture firm, James Corner Field Operations (the lead designers of the High Line).

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin

Photograph by Daniel Levin