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Grand Army Plaza Tours

Grand Army Plaza
Framing the northern corner of New York City’s Prospect Park in Brooklyn, the oval-shaped Grand Army Plaza boasts a 19th-century military arch, fountain, statuary, tree-dotted lawns, and classical-style gazebos. Set within a traffic circle on Flatbush Avenue, the plaza serves as the park’s main entrance.

The Basics 
Created in 1867 and remodeled in the 1890s, Grand Army Plaza was declared a US National Historic Landmark in 1975. Its centerpiece is the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch—a monumental arch honoring the Union servicemen of America’s Civil War. Other highlights include a statue of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the US, the art deco Bailey Fountain, and the popular Saturday Greenmarket.

Visit the plaza, one of Brooklyn's major landmarks, to feel the pulse of the borough. See it on a walking or adventure tour of Prospect Park; pedal by on a bike tour of Brooklyn’s highlights; or book a themed tour such as a Brooklyn-area scavenger hunt. You can also view the plaza on a hop-on hop-off tour—buses on select routes stop right outside.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Grand Army Plaza interests those who want to explore Prospect Park and Brooklyn.
  • Allow about 30 minutes to see the plaza’s monuments.
  • The plaza is largely wheelchair- and stroller-friendly and has a public restroom.

How to Get There
The easiest way to reach Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza is via subway: take the B, Q to Seventh Avenue, just a stroll away. Alternatively, take the 2, 3, 4 to Grand Army Plaza. If you drive, be prepared for congestion and look for paid street parking or garages nearby.

When to Get There
The Grand Army Plaza is open daily, 24 hours. There’s no bad time to visit, but know that it gets busy on weekends, especially in summer. To beat the crowds, aim for a morning visit to avoid the peak times between 2pm to 6pm. 

Attractions Near the Grand Army Plaza
Once you’ve seen the plaza’s monuments or the artisanal food stands of its weekly Saturday Greenmarket, explore more at nearby sights. Stroll around leafy Prospect Park, admire the striking Brooklyn Public Library, view the art at the Brooklyn Museum, or discover the plants, herbs, and wildlife at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden—they’re all within walking distance.
Address: Brooklyn, New York 11238, USA
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Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt: Soaring To New Heights

Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt: Soaring To New Heights

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Discover the landmarks and hidden gems of Brooklyn as you answer trivia questions and solve challenges through this scavenger hunt app. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn new facts about the New York borough. This game allows you to explore Brooklyn at your own pace anytime you want.
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  • 2 hours
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$12.31
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Prospect Park Walking Tour in Brooklyn

Prospect Park Walking Tour in Brooklyn

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Escape the tourist crowds and venture into Brooklyn to discover one of New York’s most scenic green spaces. Prospect Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux—the same team who created Central Park—and is considered a masterpiece of landscape architecture. On this small-group tour, visit Grand Army Plaza, go people-watching in the Long Meadow, spot the Prospect Park Boathouse, and more. As you go, learn more about the landmark’s history from your guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.00
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$30.00
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A Day in Brooklyn Bike Tour

A Day in Brooklyn Bike Tour

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Experience Brooklyn like a local on a cycling tour through the borough’s hippest neighborhoods, including tough-to-reach areas that visitors often miss. Avoid the stress of navigating on your own as you follow a guide to popular landmarks and hidden gems, including breweries and eateries to rest and refuel. Photo stops and complimentary tastings along the way make this a popular choice for active New York visitors.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.00
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$88.00
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