Architecture & Infrastructure Tour

Public and private group tours by bike or bus.

You'll learn about many of the Yard's green initiatives, including adaptive reuse of historic structures and materials, cutting edge LEED-certified buildings, alternative energy projects, and sustainable manufacturing practices employed by Yard tenants. Get an up-close look at the nation's first green multi-story industrial building, see wind-and-solar-powered lamps built and installed at the Yard, and peer down into a 19th-century dry dock that is still in use today. Along the way, we will enjoy stunning waterfront views and learn how the Yard has been transformed from the world's busiest shipyard into a center of green innovation. Length of Tour: 2 hours

Upcoming Tours in 2018:


Each participant must supply his/her own bicycle & bring and wear a safety helmet at all times while on the Brooklyn Navy Yard tour.

Need to rent a bicycle? 

All participants must provide their own bicycle and safety helmet.  Make sure to set up your rental in advance.

Ride Brooklyn Bike Shop - Located a 10 minute bicycle ride from the Brooklyn Navy Yard at 468 Bergen St in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn.

Blazing Saddles - Located near the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan. You’ll need to cross the East River – either by bicycling over the Brooklyn Bridge or taking the East River Ferry to Williamsburg – in order to get to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Please plan 30-40 minutes for this ride.

CitiBike - CitiBike stations are located nearby the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  However, Turnstile Tours cannot guarantee the availability of these bikes, and all participants are required to provide their own safety helmet when on a Turnstile bicycle tour.  Because the CitiBike system is designed for commuting and riding short distances, additional fees may be incurred for using a bike for an extended period, and Turnstile Tours cannot be held responsible for these fees.  Rides that last over 30 minutes for a 24-hour or 7-day pass holders, or over 45 minutes for an annual pass holder, will result in overtime fees.  Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and the Citibike pricing page for more details.

Contact us to request a private bicycle tour of the Yard.  Private tours can be scheduled at any time.