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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

Details Date: April 30, 2018 iCal
NY Transit Museum (map)
Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY

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