Come discover a neighborhood that is a living microcosm of the history of Brooklyn!
Flatbush was one of the original 6 towns of Brooklyn, in the New Netherlands colony, having been settled by the Dutch in 1651. It has been home since then, and still is in some cases, to many great Brooklyn institutions: Prospect Park, Ebbets Field, Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn College, the Kings Theater, and more! But its most beautiful treasure is the Victorian Flatbush subsection, developed in the late-1800s. Several small historic districts, mansions, and a church dating back to 1654 are some of the highlights you will see on this tour in Central Brooklyn.
Our tour will start just south of Prospect Park. From there, we will explore Victorian Flatbush, and its many sub-neighborhoods (Ditmas Park, Prospect Park South, the historic Albemarle-Kenmore Terraces, & more!). You will see gorgeous homes and mansions in styles ranging from Victorian to colonial revival to neo-Tudor. You will see the Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church, founded in 1654, and its historic cemetery. Also see landmarked buildings, a private tennis club tucked away behind pre-war apartment buildings, and more! We will discuss the history of the neighborhood, and how change is affecting Brooklyn.
This walking tour is for those looking to discover another side of Brooklyn. This will be a pleasant stroll through mostly tree-lined streets.
(Available publicly on select weekends only. Contact us for private tours on other dates.)
TOUR COMPANY: Custom NYC Tours
TOUR TYPE: public, walking, tour_led_by_ganyc_member,
Meets On: Saturdays,
Tour Duration: 2 hours
Tour Distance: 1.5 miles
Language(s) Spoken: english,
Max # of Guests: 10
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