Fodor's Expert Review Waterfront Museum and Showboat Barge

Red Hook and the Columbia Waterfront District Museum/Gallery
Free
Back before the age of giant shipping containers, barges owned by the railroad companies plied the New York Harbor, transporting cargo. The restored all-wooden Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge Number 79 dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and currently operates as a small museum (Saturday 1–5 and Thursday 4–8) dedicated to Brooklyn's maritime heritage. Check out the 1938 Mary A. Whalen (weekdays 10–6, and second Sunday of the month May–September; Pier 11, next to the NYC ferry stop) nearby, too.
Museum/Gallery Marina/Pier Free Family

Quick Facts

290 Conover St.
Brooklyn, New York  1131, USA

718-624–4719

www.waterfrontmuseum.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Closed mornings; Sun.–Wed, Fri.

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