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Explore New York's Largest Borough
With Guides Who Live Here


Brooklyn Bridge in 1890


Townhouse Tours is based right in Brooklyn, and we love to show visitors our home town -- or more accurately, home towns. From elegant townhouses to a legendary seaside resort, from colorful ethnic communities to industrial landscapes reborn as centers for the arts, Brooklyn boasts an amazingly diverse array of communities. You can see Orthodox Jews observing centuries-old traditions, America's largest celebration of Caribbean culture, a Russian-speaking "Little Odessa" overlooking the sea, a world-class art museum, beautiful parks, and, of course, the Brooklyn Bridge.

Whether you're making your first visit or planning a nostalgic tour of "the old neighborhood," please contact us by e-mail or phone (347) 693-1484 and we'd be happy to work out a custom tour for you. Here are some samples of the tours we conduct.


Sample Tours

From the Bridge to the Beach

A Brooklyn Cross-Section

Our most popular bus tour offers a wide-ranging introduction to the borough , with short walks at key points. Highlights include Brooklyn Bridge and the view of Manhattan, the lively brownstone neighborhoods, Prospect Park, Green-Wood Cemetery, permanent home of many celebrities, the Orthodox Jews of Borough Park, the Italians of Bensonhurst, Coney Island and the Boardwalk, Brighton Beach, the Russians' "Little Odessa," the ethnic smorgasbord of Coney Island Avenue, Victorian Flatbush, with glorious houses and a historic high school, the site of Ebbets Field, the resurgent Brooklyn Museum and more. Alternate routings are possible, following your wishes.

4-6 hour tour by limousine or coach. Longer tours includes lunch.

History With a View

Crossing Brooklyn Bridge

Our most popular walking tour offers one of the world’s great views from the elevated boardwalk of the celebrated span: the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, four great bridges, and other landmarks of New York and Brooklyn. Hear the extraordinary story of the bridge and its builders, see the transformations the past century has brought to the port, and conclude the excursion with a visit to Wall Street or Chinatown.

3-hour walking tour.

New York's First Suburb

Brooklyn Heights