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The Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour: "The Brooklyn Revolution!"
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The Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour: "The Brooklyn Revolution!"

By Revolutionary Tours NYC
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h
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  • Licensed New York City Tour Guide
  • Small group - Limited to 15 people.
What's not included
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007, USA PLEASE BE ON TIME. Please arrive 10 minutes early and please give yourself enough time to get to the starting point as there are many public transportation delays and traffic. If you are late it is nearly impossible to meet up with the group once it leaves the starting point.
Return details
  • Cadman Plaza West, Cadman Plaza W, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA Close to the A and C trains and the 2 and 3 trains are nearby

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 86536P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tours go out in rain, snow and shine. There are no cancellations or rescheduling for rain or snow within 24 hours of the start of the tour.
  • PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES EARLY TO CHECK IN.. Once the tour leaves it is very difficult to find the group on the Brooklyn Bridge.
  • The TOUR BEGINS IN MANHATTAN at 52 Chambers Street near the Brooklyn Bridge and the TOUR ENDS IN BROOKLYN.
  • The closest subway to the end of the tour is the A, C High Street station. The 2, 3 Clark Street station is within walking distance. Please check the MTA.info website for subway closures and service restrictions.
  • Tour meets in Manhattan at the Tweed Courthouse at 52 Chambers Street.
  • The tour is approximately 3 miles and takes about 3 hours. The walk is of moderate difficulty as there are inclined walkways/sidewalks on the Brooklyn Bridge and along the tour.
  • As the tour is outdoors, check the weather forecast for appropriate clothing.
  • There are no food or drinks included on the tour.
  • Tour is non-refundable or exchangeable after the standard cancellation policy.
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • DO NOT BE LATE. It is near impossible to find the group once it leaves the meeting point.
  • Give yourself more time than you think you need given delays in subways, buses and traffic.
  • Visit RevolutionaryToursNYC .com site for more info.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 86536P3

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    52 Chambers St
    52 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007, USA
    PLEASE BE ON TIME. Please arrive 10 minutes early and please give yourself enough time to get to the starting point as there are many public transportation delays and traffic. If you are late it is nearly impossible to meet up with the group once it leaves the starting point.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Stop: 65 minutes
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  • 2
    Brooklyn Bridge Park
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 3
    Dumbo
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 4
    Brooklyn Heights Promenade
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Brooklyn Heights
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Cadman Plaza West
    Cadman Plaza W, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
    Close to the A and C trains and the 2 and 3 trains are nearby
    See address & details
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About the operator

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Maria M
Maria M
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Fantastic Tour of Washington and Hamilton’s New York!
The best part of this tour was our tour guide, Bruce Racond! His passion for history, his vast knowledge and his st
brucewK5529RG
brucewK5529RG
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Bruce brings history to life!
Like Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play, this tour teaches and entertains in equal measure. Bruce guides the tour, and his l
Leah K
Leah K
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Great tour, great value
We had the best time. My husband and I took our 10 year daughter on the Washington and Hamilton tour. We all had so
Ted B
Ted B
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Best Tour We Have Ever Taken…
One of the best walking tours my girlfriend and I have ever taken. Bruce Racond is incredibly knowledgeable, organi
MichaelLeeStallard
MichaelLeeStallard
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Fantastic tour by an enthusiastic, knowledgable story-teller!!!
This was the second of Bruce's three tours I've been on. He's so knowledgeable and fun. I absolutely loved learning
Sabrina N
Sabrina N
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Absolutely fantastic - a day well spent!
Bruce's NYC tours are THE best! I'm born and raised in NYC and am a tour guide at the MET and I always learn many
Bonnie B
Bonnie B
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Returning and satisfied customer
This was my 3rd tour with Bruce. Each time I bring back more friends because I’m sure they will enjoy his tour as w
Julia K
Julia K
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Great experience
Bruce provides an excellent entertaining and informative tour. The fact that it was the second tour we’ve done wit
348jackl
348jackl
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Take this tour, you’ll be happy you did!
Bruce was absolutely wonderful! So knowledgeable and very thoughtful of his tour attendees. He shows several maps a
CiaraS212
CiaraS212
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AMAZING historic NYC tour
Bruce is a wealth of knowledge about NYC and it’s amazing history!! His passion is contagious and we can’t wait to
shivhpatel
shivhpatel
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Just book it
Dude LOVES this stuff! You can just tell. It’s a good investment! Trust, just do it. He was very accommodating and
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O3483KIannab
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Amazing Tour, Very Knowledgeable
Book this tour - you won't regret it!! I learned so much and was paying attention the whole time, which is hard to
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Knowledgable and Passionate!
Bruce is a fantastic tour guide. Not only he is extremely knowledgeable about what he is showing you, but he is ver
403Anne
403Anne
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We Struck Gold with This Tour
Our guide, Bruce R, proved to be a witty scholar and talented, perceptive, kind educator. Our three+ hours on tour
Kzebiak
Kzebiak
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Great combo of history and beauty
One of the best tours I've ever experienced! Bruce packed more information into 2 1/2 hours in the most entertaini
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Venture579343
New York City, NY1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
I have taken The Brooklyn Revolution! tour with Bruce Racond on 10/30/2021.
The route and the stops were well-planned and gave us beautiful views, architectural details,not to mention delicious hot chocolate, leading to multiple exciting moments of intellectual rediscovery around each corner of the usual we thought we knew. On the tour,Bruce brought to life such iconic places, like the Tweed Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and many more by immersing us in the historic events back then and lives of important public figures of the day.
I highly recommend Revolutionary Tours.You will see multiple new layers of history even in the places that you thought you knew.
Bruce’s enthusiasm and about history and New York City itself is contagious. His preparedness,depth of knowledge and attention to detail are rare and are rather impressive, just like the binder with documents,maps,charts and photos which he carries around to illustrate his talk (weighs at least 6 pounds:)),as well as the hand outs detailing the route and the highlights of the tour, not to mention a possible follow up email complementing something that had been discussed on the tour…He thinks of everything!
People skills paired with a passion of a historian and professional expertise are a winning combination! 5 out of 5!
Tatiana H
Written November 7, 2021
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Thank you so much for your feedback and recommendation! It is really appreciated and definitely worth carrying around the 6-pound binder. Thanks again, Bruce
Written December 6, 2021
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Libby B
New Orleans, LA38 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
I am pretty sure this is the best tour I have ever been on, and I take a lot of tours! I took Revolutionary Tours NYC’s Central Park tour and their Hamilton and Washington tour last time I was in NYC (and I loved both), so I was looking forward to completing the trifecta! Bruce brought knowledge, humor, intelligence, and energy to this excursion from lower Manhattan to Brooklyn Heights. He has a few wow! moments woven into his tour -great stories with colorful descriptions and suspense- and tons of historical and cultural facts sprinkled in between. His stop at the chocolate shop was perfectly timed (and delicious) and he supplied his guests with stunning views and connections to American history and popular culture that everyone could relate to. Highest recommendation!
Written July 22, 2022
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A thousand thank you's for taking the three tours--what you call the "the trifecta!" Having people like you on the tour is a delight and inspiration. I'm humbled by your kind words. Bruce
Written August 24, 2022
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ercp1
Novato, CA17 contributions
This was another GREAT tour with Bruce. His tours have the perfect blend of facts, historical interpretation, and humor which make a walking tour outstanding. Most importantly, his enthusiasm for New York City comes through loud and clear.
Written November 5, 2022
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I really appreciate your taking another tour! Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. It is people like you who rouse my enthusiasm for giving tours. Bruce
Written January 8, 2023
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Ellie c
6 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Bruce did such an incredible job on this tour. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about each area we explored, but his delivery of the history made very clear the passion he has for this city. It was wonderful to be able to hear all of the great stories and moments behind such an iconic place, and especially from someone who clearly cares so much about it. Such an awesome way to experience Brooklyn.
Written September 17, 2022
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I'm so fortunate to have had you on the tour. Thank you for your beautiful words. Please come back for another tour. Thanks again, Bruce
Written November 6, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JayRowe
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
If you're considering taking a guided walking tour in NYC, definitely take any or all of Bruce's tours. You will not be disappointed!

When I took his Secret Places of Central Park tour, it was clear that he has a thorough knowledge of, and passion for the city's history. After that experience, I decided to take his Best of Brooklyn and Hamilton & Washington tours right away, and of course, I enjoyed them equally as well.

The Best of Brooklyn tour was so informative and interesting! Yes, anyone could walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and through DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights (I have many times!), but to have such a thorough guided tour brings more importance to landmarks you might otherwise miss, and makes the area much more intriguing!

Bruce is a talented storyteller who absolutely brings those historical figures that you've seen in paintings to life and gives a sense of animation to historical landmarks that would otherwise seem dormant. The pace of these tours is easy and he makes sure that members in the group are comfortable.

Time will fly by quickly as you take an engaging and entertaining trip into the past while on these tours. I highly recommend them all!

-Jennifer R.
Written November 7, 2021
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Thank you VERY much for your reviews and recommendations of the Brooklyn, Central Park, and Hamilton & Washington tours and for pointing out the value and "sense of animation" that the tours bring to the experience. Thanks again, Bruce
Written December 29, 2021
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lucia
Chicago, IL92 contributions
Feb 2023
First timer to NY from Chicago and I wanted an in depth walking tour of at least one of the boroughs (I was only in NY for 4 days). This tour did not disappoint. Very interesting history of the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn itself (who knew bridges could be so fascinating...LOL). Great pic opportunities during the tour. The 3 hours went by quickly and due to the group's small size, you could hear everything our guide, Bruce, was saying and encouraged questions. Bruce was knowledgeable, interesting and passionate about his native NY. When I come back to NYC, I will definitely take their Central Park tour.
Written February 13, 2023
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Maureen R
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
I was in NYC a few weeks ago and took both the Best of Brooklyn and Secrets of Central Park tours (I also took the Washington/Hamilton downtown tour in 2019). All three tours are delightful, more than worth the money and time!! Each tour usually has about 10 attendees, which makes it easy to gather around Bruce and listen to the wealth of information he has interspersed through the walk. He is steeped in New York and American history as well as helpful local tourist tips. The walks are invigorating but not difficult, and each has a restroom break built in around halfway. Bruce enjoys answering questions and visiting with guests during the walk. If he creates more tours, I’ll take them!
Written October 31, 2021
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Thank you for taking the three tours AND for writing a review. It is much appreciated! I will keep you updated on new tours as I add them. Thanks again, Bruce
Written December 2, 2021
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NancyGail
Chicago, IL192 contributions
Jun 2022
Bruce is the owner of this tour. The three hour tour that my husband and I took with Bruce flew by. Bruce's knowledge of the Brooklyn Bridge and of Brooklyn was top notch. Bruce carries his own home made catalogue with fascinating pictures and historical information on the Brooklyn Bridge ( the Brooklyn Bridge could be it's own tour) and Brooklyn My husband and I were thrilled that we found this tour. We love history and enjoyed the educational knowledge that Bruce shared with us. He actually took us to some special places in Brooklyn as the tour was just the two of us, and we had time to see some extra exciting sights. I highly recommend this tour.
Written July 15, 2022
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It was so great to meet you both and do the private Brooklyn Revolution tour. Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I really hope to meet you again for another tour. All the best, Bruce
Written August 12, 2022
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Livi H
46 contributions
Nov 2021
I had a brilliant afternoon with Bruce, learning all about Brooklyn and its fascinating history. Bruce is a wonderful guide - even though I was the only person on the tour that day, he still went ahead with the experience and took me on a trip across Brooklyn Bridge and through DUMBO to Brooklyn Heights, all the way explaining the historical and cultural significance of the area. I've come away with a greater appreciation for the borough, which I previously knew next to nothing about! As an added bonus, Bruce helped me back to the subway and directed me back to Midtown, and followed up with an email with links to things he'd referenced, like movies and documentaries. He is such an attentive guide and I fully recommend this experience!
Written November 20, 2021
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Thank you so much for leaving a review and recommendation of the Best of Brooklyn tour. I'm so glad you left the tour with a greater appreciation for Brooklyn's history. I hope to see you again on the Central Park or Hamilton & Washington tour soon. Thanks again, Bruce
Written January 13, 2022
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Vivi M
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Fantastic tour with the fantastic Bruce. His knowledge of each area we visited was incredible and everything was explained so well. His passion for this beautiful city shows in the stories he tells. Amazing tour should not be missed. Thank you again Bruce for a wonderful experience.
Written October 8, 2022
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You're very welcome. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the Brooklyn tour and for you writing that it "should not be missed." Thank YOU for taking the tour. Bruce
Written November 15, 2022
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