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In New York, you're always a moment away from history. Explore historic houses and New York City's greatest parks through free and low-cost local tours. Expert tour guides will lead you through some of our most impressive public spaces, sharing their insights on topics ranging from history, to nature, to environmental sustainability. Educational tours geared towards children are also regularly available throughout the year.

Tours Events

Friday, November 28, 2014

Nov 28

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nov 29

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the Park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Nov 29

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Nov 29

Thanksgiving Kitchen Tours

at Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.

Must See
Event
Nov 29

Wave Hill Gallery Tour

at Glyndor Gallery (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join a curatorial fellow for a tour of current exhibitions. In the main gallery, Recapturing the Scenic Wilds is inspired by Theodore Roosevelt, a former resident of Wave Hill who had…

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nov 30

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Nov 30

Thanksgiving Kitchen Tours

at Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Tour the kitchens on the site and discover recipes and the sources of Thanksgiving meals we enjoy today.

Must See
Event
Nov 30

Garden Highlights Walk

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Nov 30

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Dec 1

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dec 2

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Dec 2

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dec 4

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Dec 5

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Dec 5

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dec 6

Flora and Fauna Tour of Inwood Hill Park with Author Leslie Day

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Come take a bird, mammal and plant walk with author Leslie Day in Inwood Hill Park.
Free!

Dec 6

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dec 7

Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided Discovery Walk around the Harlem Meer and take part in hands-on exploration led by Central Park Conservancy educators and Discovery Guides. Families…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Walk from the Dairy to Belvedere Castle and see how the park's interwoven landscapes began as a series of images envisioned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

Dec 7

Colonial Christmas

at Visitor Center (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Enjoy free hot apple cider and cookies, and a grand candle-lighting illumination.

Best For
Kids
Dec 7

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Dec 7

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Dec 7

27th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour

at Kingsland Homestead , Queens

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Seven historic sites in Queens invite you to celebrate the holiday season and learn about these NYC Landmark houses and their unique histories.

Must See
Event
Dec 7

Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Dec 7

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dec 8

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that West Siders know all-too-well: a lost village, a poetic garden, the Oak Bridge, and a tear drop-shaped landscape that memorializes a fallen musical icon.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dec 9

Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle. See some of the area's featured attractions, including the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, Shakespeare Garden, and the Obelisk.

Dec 9

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dec 11

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Dec 11

Art Exhibit: From Nests to Nets

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance in partnership with Audubon NY welcomes artist Rebecca Jewell to display her newest exhibit,From Nests to Nets.
Free!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Dec 12

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Dec 12

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec 13

Four Squares Walk

at Madison Square Park , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
Be our guest as we stroll through Madison Square Park, Union Square Park, Washington Square Park, and finally Tompkins Square Park.
Free!

Dec 13

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Dec 13

Hands-on History: Deck the Halls

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
King Manor decks its halls for the winter! Come for a special holiday tour of the museum and learn how the King family celebrated the season. Create your own traditional winter and…
Free!

Must See
Event
Dec 13

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Dec 13

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at 6th Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Take a break to enjoy this walk through the Park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours April through October.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dec 14

Winter Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel…
Free!

Dec 14

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Dec 14

Winter's Adornment Family Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
After the Family Art Project, continue exploring the theme on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands, led by naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow. Let winter…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 14

Conference House Tours

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the…

Dec 14

Wave Hill Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Dec 14

Central Park Tour: The Ramble

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland on this route, which involves many hills and stairs.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dec 15

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dec 16

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Dec 16

Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Normally closed to visitors except on guided tours, visitors can come explore the Hallett at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dec 17

Alice Austen House and Museum Tour

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come learn more about the Alice Austen House and our current exhibition, Fields of Inquiry, at our monthly House and Exhibition Tour. $5 suggested…

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dec 18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dec 19

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dec 20

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the Park's largest woodland area, a landscape designed to offer a forest retreat right in Manhattan.
Free!

Dec 20

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and learning about the rich pre-Park history of the Harlem Meer and its surrounds

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dec 21

Winter Wonderland Hike (vigorous)

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.
On the shortest day of the year, join us for one of our longest hikes as we explore Central Park from top to bottom.
Free!

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Event
Dec 21

Historic New York: Monuments of Prospect Park

at Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
The Historic New York Programs focus on the history of New York during the pre- and post-Colonial period.
Free!

Dec 21

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

at Alexander von Humboldt statue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Explore the park’s central features, including the Lake and Ramble woodland, then marvel at the views from Belvedere Castle.
Free!

Dec 21

Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Dec 22

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Learn about the park's history and how its designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, struggled to make their vision our reality.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dec 23

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Dec 25

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Dec 26

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
History buffs will love this tour of key sites in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dec 27

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Central Park Perimeter Wall , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dec 28

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Dec 28

Garden and Conservatory Highlights Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.
Free!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dec 30

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

at East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
See some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, the Lake, and Strawberry Fields, on this east-to-west walk.
Free!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jan 4

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Feb 1

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mar 1

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Apr 5

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Jun 7

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Jul 5

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nov 1

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dec 6

Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons" through the Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

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