Coney Island History Project Walking Tour - July 20 - September 1, 2019
Take a stroll through Coney Island's amusement district--past, present and future--with the
Walking tours are led by History Project staff, including historian Charles Denson or poet/teaching artist Amanda Deutch, who have over 100 years of family history in Coney Island. All tours begin with a private tour of the History Project's
The walking tour is approximately 1 mile in length and is wheelchair accessible. Tickets are $25. Tours are limited to approximately 20 people.
Fall, Winter and Spring Walking Tours
From the weekend after Labor Day through Memorial Day Weekend, Coney Island History Project Walking Tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, at 12:30 pm, by advance reservation only. Tours are weather permitting. There are some mild, sunny winter days on the boardwalk, but if a tour has to be cancelled due to icy conditions or a forecast of cold, blustery weather, tickets will be refunded. Advance purchase of tickets online through our eventbrite page is required for the spring, fall and winter series. If registration for a date is closed or you would like to schedule a private tour, please email
Summer Walking Tours
From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, when our exhibit center is open on weekends, Coney Island History Project Walking tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm if we have a minimum of 3 people. Advance purchase of tickets is required. If a tour is confirmed and has not sold out online, the remaining tickets will be available for cash purchase on the day of the tour when the History Project opens at 1:00 pm.
Throughout the year, individuals and groups may book a private visit to the History Project exhibit center and walking tour on a weekend or weekday.
Charles Denson is executive director of the nonprofit
Amanda Deutch is a native New Yorker, whose mother and grandparents lived in Coney Island. She has worked with the Coney Island History Project for five years and is also a teaching artist and poet. Her poetry is published in dozens of literary journals and her poem
Tricia Vita spent the first 17 years of her life traveling with a carnival, where her first job was picking up darts and replacing busted balloons in her mother's dart game. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she has worked as a writer, translator and book scout in New York. As administrative director of the Coney Island History Project since 2007, she helps plan programming and manage a multilingual oral history project, year-round walking tours, and a free exhibit center. She also earned a Certificate in Reminiscence and Life Story from the University of Wisconsin--Superior and creates reminiscence activities at senior centers for the History Project.
FAQs about the Coney Island History Project Walking Tours
Walking tours are held rain or shine. After purchasing a ticket, you will receive an email confirmation which will include the phone number you can call on the morning of the tour in case of inclement weather. We reserve the right to cancel tours in the event of potentially dangerous weather.
If you have a question not addressed in the FAQs or to arrange a group tour, please e-mail email@example.com.
Coney Island History Project
3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States