Best of Brownstone Brooklyn Historic Districts Tour

This bike tour is the quintessential Brooklyn brownstone extravaganza and takes advantage of the high concentration of historic districts in and around North-Central Brooklyn. Most of the homes and buildings in the historic districts were built between the 1840’s to the early 1900’s.

When Brooklyn Heights was designated NYC’s first historic district in November 1965 it set in motion a preservation movement that eventually led to the designation of an additional 31 historic districts in Brooklyn alone.. Furthermore another 182 individual landmarks, 6 interior landmarks & 2 scenic landmarks were also designated in Brooklyn.

This tour starts in Park Slope, a classic Brooklyn brownstone neighborhood. It continues past extravagant private homes and stately buildings designed by New York’s most famous architects and were built for a variety of functions including private clubs, schools, music & entertainment venues,Private homes, institutions, museums and historical societies.The range of architectural styles are breathtaking. Some of the more popular ones are : Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, Italianate, Victorian Gothic, French Second Empire & Neo-Grecian.

Along the tour we will will make our first stop at a quintessential Brooklyn neighborhood deli for a classic bagel & cream cheese.

As the tour progresses we will cycle through Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s most famous park, designed by the same team responsible for Manhattan’s Central Park.

as we continue we will make our way in and out of several distinct and unique ethnic neighborhoods where we will stop for various culinary treats.

As we proceed we will cycle past Grand Army Plaza with the impressive Soldiers & Sailor’s Monument, Brooklyn’s answer to Paris’ “Arc de Triomphe”.

We will see the beautiful art deco main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library and also gaze at the massive Brooklyn Museum of Art, one of the biggest museums in the country

We will also pass by Fort Greene Park – another work of the famous Central Park duo of Frederick Law Olmsted & Calvert Vaux – from here will Hear the story of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument . learn the role the park played during the civil war and find out how men like George Washington, Nathaniel Greene, William Howard Taft, Walt Whitman and Mckim, Mead & White were involved with the park’s history.View the magnificently glazed terra cotta facade of the Brooklyn Academy of music

Visit an extensive sculpture garden inside a campus chuck full of historical buildings. And see the former homes of famous industrialists millionaires with names like Pfizer, Pratt and Underwood

The tour will conclude in the equally impressive neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights.

As with all our tours, we will make several stops along the way to take pictures, view the scenery and sample delicious local treats including a stop near the end for a slice of world famous Junior’s cheese cake.

With some minor exception, this tour is relatively flat and downhill due to a start location near the top of the hilly part of the boro

Whats included on this tour :
** bikes
** helmet
** bottled water
** licensed tour guide
** All food samples
** photos of the tour e/mailed to each guest.
** Our Brooklyn Bike Tours canvas tote bag ( limit 1 per couple or family )
One low price of $85.00 covers all.
View our schedule and Register here.
Group Discounts:
3-5 guests: 5% discount, code = 1345GD
6-8 guests: 10% discount, code = 1678GD


General Information:
Tour Duration — about 5 hrs. (about 2 hrs. for food samples, sightseeing, picture taking)
Tour Start Location — Park Slope , a short distance from the ” 7 Ave. ” subway stop on the (F) & (G) line ( exact location and easy to follow travel directions will be e/mailed once we receive your registration)
Tour Length – about 15 miles ( 24 Km )
Tour Start Time — Between 10:00 & 11 : 00 am (depending on time of year)
Number of Stops — about 6-7, including food stops
Travel Speed — about 10 Miles / hour ( 16 Km / hour )
End Location — Brooklyn heights in front of a subway station

For additional questions visit our frequently asked questions page ( FAQ ) — or— contact us anytime 1 917 251 3549

Email us: info@brooklynbiketours.com

To view past photos of this tours visit our tour photos page here.

DON’T FORGET !! .. VISIT OUR ” CULTURAL & SPECIAL EVENTS ” PAGE ON THIS SITE. MANY OF THE EVENTS THERE ARE INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR AT NO ADDITIONAL COST. LOOK FOR THE DETAILS AND SPECIFIC DATES.

SOME of the neighborhooods we will be traveling through include :

Clinton Hill , Crown Heights, Boroum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Fulton Ferry, DUMBO , Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Bed-Stuy, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

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