1:30PM - 3:00PM
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Brought to you by Coney Island History Project
Stroll through Coney past, present and future with the Coney Island History Project Walking Tour! The 1-1/2 hour, wheelchair accessible tour includes a private visit to the History Project's exhibit center. Our unique walking tours are based on History Project Director Charles Denson's award-winning book "Coney Island: Lost and Found," the interviews from our Oral History Archive, and other primary sources.
Tours are offered year-round. Please visit our online reservation website to see the walking tour schedule and purchase advance tickets online. Advance purchase of tickets is required since tours are limited to approx. 12 people. Tickets are $20, with no additional fee for online purchase. If you have a question or to arrange a private group tour, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking tours are led by History Project staff including historian Charles Denson or poet/teaching artist Amanda Deutch, who have over 100 years of family history in Coney Island! All tours begin with a private visit to the History Project's exhibition center under the Wonder Wheel's iconic entrance sign on Denos D. Vourderis Place (West 12th Street), just a few steps off the Boardwalk. The tour includes a talk on the exhibits, photographs and artifacts on display, including an original Steeplechase horse from the legendary ride that gave Steeplechase Park its name and the iconic Spook-A-Rama Cyclops.