Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights is truly a gem. Travel and Leisure named it one of America's top 10 most beautiful neighborhoods, and its beauty is rivaled only by its place in American history. These quaint, tree-lined streets have been the sites of Revolutionary War battles, abolitionist activism and have inspired numerous novelists. Visit a stop on the Underground Railroad, or the home of Truman Capote, where he penned Breakfast at Tiffany's and where Jackie Robinson signed with the Dodgers.
Join Free Tours by Foot on this two hour Brooklyn Heights walking tour as we take it to Brooklyn and command the heights of one of New York City's most historic, beautiful and architecturally diverse neighborhoods, with beautiful homes in various architectural styles, from Federal to Greek, Gothic and Renaissance Revivals, in forms ranging from carriage homes to mansions. Brooklyn Heights is hard to beat! Come also for the stories of engineering feats, military defeats, anti-slavery preachers, prodigious authors, legendary athletes and fictional TV families. If anything, come for the unbeatable views of Manhattan.
Sites we cover on the Brooklyn Heights tour:
- Brooklyn Heights Promenade
- Brooklyn Bridge
- General Washington's Headquarters
- Brooklyn Borough Hall
- Church of the Pilgrim
- Hotel St. George
- Grimaldi's Pizza
- St. Ann's and the Holy Trinity Church
- Fulton Ferry District
- Walt Whitman's Brooklyn Eagle
- Brooklyn Historical Society
- Homes of Truman Capote and other literary figures
- Movie and TV locations
- and much more!
Check out our self-guided Brooklyn Heights Tour to get a taste of what you'll see.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Tour distance is approximately 1.5 miles (2k)
When: @2pm Saturdays (Jan through mid-March). @2pm Sundays (mid-March through December). View Our Full Calendar.
Most of this tour is covered on our Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO Tour which runs every morning @10 am.
Where: Tour begins from the Grand Staircase on the north side of the Brooklyn Borough Hall Building (map).
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.