Brooklyn Navy Yard: Seasonal Photography Tour
Presented in partnership with the
- Offered four times per year
- 2-hour tour with 3-4 stops to explore areas closely
- Visits will include Dry Dock No. 1 and other waterfront and industrial sites
- Tour participants are eligible to enter our photo contest, with a chance to win tour tickets and a free private tour of the Yard
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a fascinating visual tapestry buildings spanning 200+ years of history, of natural landscapes and waterfront vistas amid a thriving industrial park. These photography tours provide opportunities for the public to come out with their cameras and capture some of the most visually striking outdoor sites of the Yard. Highlights include the World War II-era pier with views of the Manhattan skyline and an historic dry dock still used for ship repair today. Unlike our other bus and bike tours, tour guides will provide limited content and instead offer extended opportunities for visitors to shoot the diverse industrial and natural landscapes of the Yard.
2017 Photo Tours:
- Sunday, July 16, 11am
- Sunday, October 8, 11am
- Sunday, December 17, 2pm
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General Admission: $30 per person
Seniors (65+): $27 per person (10% off)
Children (5-11): $15 per person
Children under 5 are welcome to attend free
Advance ticket purchase is required.
Discounts for veterans: World War II veterans and World War II-era defense workers receive free admission for this tour. Other veterans and and active-duty military personnel receive a 25% discount – just select these ticket types when making your reservation.
We ask tour participants to please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start so that we can begin on time.
All public tours begin and end at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92, located at the corner of Flushing Ave and Carlton Ave in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. Click the map on the right for Google Maps directions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, or view our neighborhood map.
- Subway: The nearest subway stations to BLDG 92 are at York St (F), High St-Brooklyn Bridge (A,C), and Clinton-Washington Av (G), and each is about a 15-minute walk from BLDG 92. View our map for walking directions from each of these stations, and visit mta.info for maps and service alerts.
- Bus: The B57 and B69 (weekends only) travel along Flushing Ave and stop one block from BLDG 92. You may also take the B62, which stops on Park Ave, one block south of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. If traveling by bus, be sure to allow plenty of extra time for your trip, as weekend schedules can be unreliable (visit mta.info for maps and service alerts).
- Driving: The Brooklyn Navy Yard is easily accessible from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278), either via the exits for Tillary St (exit 29B), Flushing Ave (exit 30 eastbound), or Wythe Ave/Kent Ave (exit 31 westbound).
- Parking: On the weekends, it is usually not difficult to find street parking in the immediate vicinity of the Yard. There is also a free public parking lot one block south of the yard on Park Ave, underneath the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Parking within the gates of the Brooklyn Navy Yard is only available for drivers with an accessible parking sticker – please contact us for directions to the accessible parking.
- Bicycle: There is a bicycle lane along Flushing Ave, and BLDG 92 offers plenty of racks to park your bike. If you would like to use a Citi Bike, there is a station immediately across the street on Flushing Ave, and stations in close proximity to the York St, High St-Brooklyn Bridge, and Clinton-Washington subway stations.
- Ferry: East River Ferry operates stops at Brooklyn Bridge Park-DUMBO and Schaefer Landing-South Williamsburg, and each stop is a 30-minute walk (1.5 miles) from BLDG 92. Ferry rides are $4 on weekdays and $6 on weekends. View our map for walking directions.
* If using a GPS or mobile app to reach BLDG 92, enter “Flushing Ave & Carlton Ave, Brooklyn” or “1 Carlton Ave.” Do not enter “63 Flushing Ave” or “Brooklyn Navy Yard” – this is the address for the entire 300-acre Navy Yard, and it will not bring you to the correct location.
* The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a secure industrial park. Do not attempt to enter the Yard through any entrances other than BLDG 92, as you will be turned away.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Photography Tour is offered four times per year. Use the calendar below to find our next available tour date.
Tours of the Brooklyn Navy Yard are accessible for individuals and groups who use wheelchairs. Our bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift, and accessible parking is available adjacent to BLDG 92. Please contact us or call (347) 903-8687 for more information.
Please contact us for more details on booking a private tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard or visit our Group Tours page. Private tours by bus are available 7 days a week, subject to availability, and we can also offer this tour by bicycle on weekend.
Please note that photographs taken on this tour may only be used for non-commercial purposes. Participants will be required to abide by the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation’s photography policies, sign a waiver on the day of the tour, and comply with directions and instructions provided by the accompanying tour guide and driver. Participants may not enter buildings during this tour, but there will plenty of opportunities to explore and photograph outdoors. Using photographs taken on this tour for commercial purposes without acquiring permission from the Brooklyn Navy Yard
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