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Brooklyn Army Terminal Tours

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Step inside an engineering marvel that is today a center of manufacturing and innovation on Brooklyn’s Sunset Park waterfront. Built to supply American forces in World War I, this enormous Cass Gilbert-designed complex served as a supply base for the American military for nearly 50 years, employing more than 20,000 people during World War II.

Today, this thriving industrial park is home to over 100 companies in a wide array of industries, from precision manufacturers to biotech researchers, online retailers to chocolatiers.

Explore how millions of tons of war supplies and personnel were shipped through this teeming transportation hub, hear the stories of soldiers, longshoremen, and merchant mariners who worked these piers, rail yards, and warehouses, and learn how these facilities are put to use today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do the tours start?
This tour begins at the Brooklyn Army Terminal Building A, located at the junction of 1st Ave and 58th St in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn. Enter through the security gate at 1st Ave, and the tours will meet in the lobby of Building A, which is the building on the right (closer to the water). The exact street address for your GPS is 140 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Please note that you may only enter the Brooklyn Army Terminal through the gate located on 1st Ave, not at 2nd Ave or 63rd St.

Is that the giant warehouse I can see from the highway? What’s going on there?
The Brooklyn Army Terminal was constructed in 1918-19 to supply American forces fighting in Europe during World War I, and it served as a major military supply depot until its decommissioning in 1966. Since 1981, the Army Terminal has been owned by the City of New York, and it is operated by the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Today, it is a bustling industrial park, and roughly 100 different companies occupy space in the terminal, employing more than 3,600 people.

Are these tours good for kids?
We encourage people of all ages to visit the Brooklyn Army Terminal, but any activity that lasts two hours can be a bit much for younger children. Many children have joined the tour and enjoyed it so far.

Is there anywhere to eat near the Brooklyn Army Terminal?
Located on the border of Sunset Park and Bay Ridge, the Brooklyn Army Terminal offers many great eating options outside its gates.