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NY Transit Museum: From Fulton Ferry Exhibition

Brooklyn started with a ferry - see the NY Transit Museum's exhibition tracing back to 1642, running now through April 2018

DetailsApril 30, 2018
NY Transit Museum

Now through April 30, 2018

Commuting across the East River in 1642 was very different than it is today. As Craig Hubert wrote for Brownstoner, “When a commuter required service, he or she would blow a horn attached to a tree in what is now Dumbo. A nearby farmer named Cornelis Dircksen would stop what he was doing and attend to his prospective customer. For roughly 6 cents, he would take the passenger across what is now the East River in his rowboat.”

Visit the NY Transit Museum‘s exhibition From Fulton Ferry: Building Downtown Brooklyn to see archival photographs and objects from the Museum’s extensive collection and learn about how ferry service created the borough that we now know as Brooklyn.

Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Adults $10
Children (2-17) $5
Seniors 62+ $5, Seniors are free on Wednesdays (excludes senior group visits)
Museum Members free