College Level and Adult Tours
Visitations and tours of local historical sites that help educate the community and bring history to life
Fort Totten Officers' Club, aka, The Castle
Beginning in 2024, BHS staff and volunteers will offer guided tours of The Castle and its exhibitions on the second Sunday of each month from 1pm-3pm. Admission is free, but we ask that you reserve a spot in advance by selecting a date below and filling out the online event RSVP. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long.
The Castle is one of the finest surviving examples in New York City of the Gothic Revival castellated style architecture. Completed in 1887, the building served as the base Officers’ Mess Hall and Club for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers School of Application. Come in and find out more about this architectural treasure in Bayside.
The Lawrence Cemetery
After a hiatus to complete necessary renovation work on the historic Lawrence Cemetery in Bayside, BHS is pleased to resume our yearly guided tours. Please watch our Upcoming Events page for future tour dates. Guided tours of the Lawrence Cemetery in Bayside can accommodate groups up to 40 participants. Tours are approximately one hour long. The cost is free. Please note that there is no seating or restrooms at the cemetery.