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From Sails to Sales - South Street Seaport

Discover the amazing changes that history has bestowed upon the South Street Seaport with this exclusive tour of the area. Sails to Sales teaches you the whole story, from its earliest days of sailing ships to the bustling retail centre that dominates it today. HIGHLIGHTS: * Wander through the ancient streets, bars, taverns, shops and houses that fill this picturesque seaport with character * Learn about the lives of characters such as Schermerhorn, who filled the seaport with buildings * Admire in the near distance the views of some of New York's most iconic landmarks Join us on the Sails to Sales tour and discover the most popular and secret sites of the South Street Seaport, and the many bars, taverns, houses and shops that made it the 'gateway' to the world. Discover the wealthy Schermerhorn's who erected buildings at the seaport for sailors to find entertainment on the mainland. As of the 1840s, the Seaport opened up America's trade to the Far East Along the way, you will always be able to admire the beautiful silhouettes of New York's most famous constructions, such as the Brooklyn Bridge. Delve into the renowned Fulton Fish market and the Paris Cafe, where Thomas Edison set up shop as he electrified lower Manhattan. You will also hear about how the seaport developed in the 19th century before falling into oblivion and then reviving as New York's top shopping destination. Discover the amazing changes that history has bestowed upon the South Street Seaport with this exclusive tour of the area. Sails to Sales teaches you the whole story, from its earliest days of sailing ships to the bustling retail centre that dominates it today. HIGHLIGHTS: * Wander through the ancient streets, bars, taverns, shops and houses that fill this picturesque seaport with character * Learn about the lives of characters such as Schermerhorn, who filled the seaport with buildings * Admire in the near distance the views of some of New York's most iconic landmarks Join us o Meeting/pick-up point: The Titanic Lighthouse, corner of Pearl and Fulton Street. Duration: Approximately two hours. Start/opening time:At 11am, please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. Languages: English.