Reservations Required

Brooklyn Army Terminal

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Atrium of the Brooklyn Army Terminal showing railroad tracks and cantilevered balconies.

Sat, October 16th, 2021

10:00am — 11:00am
11:00am — 12:00pm
12:00pm — 1:00pm

Take a walk through the awe-inspiring Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) with an expert guide from Turnstile Tours. BAT is a prime location for industrial companies and a critically important site for businesses looking to grow and expand in New York City. Constructed for the US Army in 1918-19, BAT served as a major military supply base for nearly 50 years. At its peak during World War II, 20,000 military and civilian personnel were employed there, when it functioned as the headquarters for the New York Port of Embarkation, the nation’s busiest port. Designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert, it was at the time the largest concrete structure in the world. Today the campus is owned by the City of New York and managed by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), now home to more than 100 tenant businesses with nearly 4,000 employees. These 45-minute walking tours will give you an introduction to the Terminal’s history, architecture, and business ecosystem today.

Tours will be offered on the hour at 10am, 11am, and 12pm on Saturday, October 16 only.

The tour will be led by experienced tour guide Andrew Gustafson, see bio below.

The health and safety of our community is paramount. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination with ID and a mask is required for ALL in-person experiences. See guidelines:

Andrew Gustafson is a tour guide, researcher, and consultant who develops tours and public programs about architecture, industry, labor, and the military along New York City’s waterfront. Andrew was the lead developer for tours of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, which Turnstile Tours launched in partnership with NYCEDC in 2013, and he is a leading expert on the history of the complex.

Cass Gilbert