Coney Island History Project Offering Walking Tours This Season

The Coney Island History Project is pleased to announce a series of walking tours of the historic landmarks and current attractions of the amusement district. Beginning on Memorial Day Weekend, tours will be offered on Sundays at 12:15 pm as well as to groups by advance reservation. All tours will begin at the History Project's new exhibition center under the Wonder Wheel's iconic entrance sign on Denos D. Vourderis Place (West 12th Street), just a few steps off the Boardwalk.

We're launching the season with a special walking tour in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Dreamland Fire on Friday, May 27, at 12:15 pm. This tour will be offered again on Sunday, May 29, at 12:15 pm. Led by Charles Denson, historian and director of the Coney Island History Project, the tours will also preview the History Project's exhibition on the Dreamland Fire Centennial, set to open on Saturday, May 28, at 12 noon.

NYU Grad School Group Toured Coney Island & History Project Exhibition
NYU Grad School Group Toured Coney Island & History Project Exhibition
Advance purchase of tickets through our event reservation website is recommended since tours are limited to 10-12 people and are expected to fill up early. If a tour has not sold out, the remaining tickets will be available for cash purchase on the day of the tour when the History Project opens at 12 noon. The 1-1/2 hour Sunday walking tours begin at the History Project and include a talk on the Dreamland exhibit. Tickets are $20.

Throughout the season, walking tours will be led by Charles Denson or Coney Island History Project staff. Our tour guides are professionals who live, work or play in Coney Island and have a long association with the History Project. Our tours are based on Charles Denson's award-winning book Coney Island: Lost and Found, the oral history interviews in our archive and other primary sources. For the walking tour schedule and additional information, please visit the online reservation website.

If you have a question not addressed in the FAQs on the tour reservation site or to arrange a group tour, please e-mail


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