Victorian Flatbush: Striking 19th-Century Architecture of the Gilded Age

Brooklyn’s Gilded Age comes to life on this unique walking tour

Toward the end of the 19th century, the heart of central Brooklyn was transforming from farmland to a Gilded Age suburb designed for high-class professionals. Today, Flatbush still contains one of the largest collections of Victorian houses in the United States. Take a tour that shows you a Brooklyn neighborhood that broke the brownstone mold!

We will explore the urban changes that led to these changes, the developers who brought the Victorian mindset and style to Brooklyn, and how the area has evolved over the last 130+ years.

And you will see some of the prettiest homes in Brooklyn!

Upcoming Dates:
Sunday, June 16th at 11 am

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Japanese-style home

Tour Highlights:

  • A massive historic district of Victorian-era homes
  • A visit inside a historic 19-century tennis club
  • See the famous Japanese house of Flatbush
  • Arrive at one of the prettiest subway stops in Brooklyn!
  • Hear the details of the massive mansion recently on the market for $13 million


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Group at Knickerbocker Field Club
1901 mansion

A review on TripAdvisor for the Victorian Flatbush Tour:

“Jeremy is passionate about his work and leaves no stone unturned. He is a mine of information and really brings the past to life. If you have any interest in history/ architecture, you must experience his tours!” 

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Swiss chalet-style home

The Tour

This tour gets you up close to some of the most beautiful Victorian houses in the country. We will send you the meeting spot when you sign up.

Duration

2 hours and 1.5 miles

Rates

$40

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Please contact us to set up a private tour!


Knickerbocker Field Club

Ages

This tour is best suited for ages 12+

Jeremy Wilcox is a lifelong New Yorker and has been guiding professionally for over 8 years. He loves to provide the type of tour that can appeal to visitors or locals alike.

Prep for the Victorian Flatbush Tour by listening to the Bowery Boys episode: “The Story of Flatbush: Brooklyn Old and New”