The Brooklyn Navy Yard at BLDG 92 is open and ready to celebrate it’s rich past, present and future. BLDG 92 tells the Yard’s story, from it’s use by the Native Americans to its role in the American Revolution. There were many naval ships designed in the yard since the time it was launched in 1801 and BLDG 92, presents its rebirth as an industrial center 165 years later.
BLDG 92 tells a comprehensive story of the Yard through exhibits, public tours, archival resources, and educational programs that explore the military history – launching such ships as the Maine, Monitor and Missouri, and chronicles the many important contributions to American industry, innovation, education and social progress, including:
- Oral histories from some of the original “Rosie the Riveters,” who advocated for equal pay for equal work and African Americans who broke the color barrier during WWII;
- Technological breakthroughs including the first steam powered warship, use of the first pile-driver, the first singing voice broadcast wirelessly and the first transatlantic telegraph cable;
- The establishment of the Naval Yard Lyceum, a precursor of the US Naval Academy; and
- Medical advances such as the manufacture of pure ether for use as an anesthetic.
“Brooklyn Navy Yard is our city’s flagship industrial park, and a true economic success story”
– Mayor Michael Boolmberg
Businesses in the Navy Yard include Steiner Studios, Shiel Medical Laboratories, B&H Photo, Duggal Visual Solutions, Cumberland Packing, Ares Printing and Mercedes Distribution.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is located on Brooklyn’s waterfront between the Williamsburg and Manhattan Bridges and surrounded by DUMBO/Vinegar Hill, Fort Greene and Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Admission is Free
63 Flushing BLDG 92
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Directions to BLDG 92