Adult Tours

Want to tour Snug Harbor?  Fill out this form to reserve a date.

Snug Harbor is one of the largest ongoing adaptive reuse sites in America. Our 83-acre campus consists of 26 historical buildings, 7 landmarked structures and 2 rare landmarked interiors. Formerly Sailors’ Snug Harbor, a home for retired sailors built in the 1800s, Snug Harbor now houses numerous distinctive botanical gardens and 10 acres of state-mapped wetlands. We are a National Historic Landmark District and a proud Smithsonian Affiliate.

Snug Harbor offers a variety of engaging 90-120 minute group tours and themed workshops:

Sailors’ Snug Harbor Historical Tour – The history of Sailors’ Snug Harbor is a story of our nation. Explore its rich architectural legacy, including landmarked structures and rare landmarked interiors.

New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden Tour – Immerse yourself in this unique environment and understand the centuries of culture embodied in this garden.

New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden Art and Meditation Workshop – For centuries, scholar’s gardens were centers of meditation and artistic discipline. This workshop will immerse you in the NYCSG in a meaningful way. After meditation, you’ll engage in shui mo hua, or ink wash painting, and bring home the essence of the garden.

Heritage Farm Tour – On Snug Harbor’s 2.5-acre soil-based sustainable production farm, there is always something delicious growing. Learn about how we manage the agroecology to serve our food system. You have the option to add on a special Heritage Farm workshop, which varies by season.

Snug Harbor Gardens Tour – Snug Harbor is an 83-acre campus with state-mapped wetlands and 14 distinctive botanical gardens. Explore two of the gardens in peak season and then see the propagation center and unusual plants in the Carl Grillo Glass House. You have the option to add on a special horticultural workshop, which varies by season.

To reserve a date for your group’s tour, please fill out the form with your requested dates and contact information. You can also contact Susannah Abbate, Director of Education and Engagement, at or (718) 425-3512 for more information.