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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

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Dec 27

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Central 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!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Dec 29

Heart of the Park Walking Tour

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while…
Free!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dec 30

Heart of the Park Walking Tour

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while…
Free!

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!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dec 31

Heart of the Park Walking Tour

at West 72nd and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you through the Heart of Central Park. Starting at Strawberry Fields, visit iconic locations like Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge while…
Free!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Jan 1

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Jan 1

‘Come Calling’ on New Year’s Day

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for tours of Merchant's House Museum, 19th-century readings about New Year’s Day celebrations, and more.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Jan 2

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.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Jan 4

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.

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!

Jan 4

Nature Exploration

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Jan 4

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!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Jan 5

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Jan 6

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.
Free!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Jan 8

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.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Jan 9

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.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jan 10

Light Hike: Winter Tree ID

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park) , Queens

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Jan 10

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 11, 2015

Jan 11

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.

Jan 11

Who's Awake? 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. Many insects and other animals struggle to survive during…
Free!

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Jan 11

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Jan 12

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!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jan 13

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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Jan 15

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.
Free!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Jan 16

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.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Jan 18

Natural History Hike to Moses Mountain

at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Greenbelt Educators and a National Park Service ranger on a peaceful hike to the top of Moses Mountain to see a spectacular view of the Greenbelt and beyond. Birds…
Free!

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Jan 18

A Park for the People: Central Park

at Doris Freedman Plaza (in Central Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history. This historic walking tour focuses on the…
Free!

Jan 18

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!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Jan 19

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
Learn the history of Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, established on land that would become part of Central Park. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jan 20

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jan 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.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jan 23

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!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jan 24

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

at Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street (in Central Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and onto the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights.
Free!

Jan 24

Nature Exploration: Salt Marsh Nature Trail

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

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Event

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Jan 25

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

at East 106th Street Entrance (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.
See the park’s northernmost highlights on this walk from Conservatory Garden, along the Harlem Meer and past the North Woods.
Free!

Jan 25

Historic New York: Split Rock, Anne Hutchinson, and the Battle of Pell's Point

at Bartow Pell Mansion , Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks. Split Rock is a glacial boulder, divided in half with a large crevice between…
Free!

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Jan 25

Urban Park Ranger Hike: Historic New York

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.
Join an Urban Park Ranger on a hike that explores the legacies of the Pells, Anne Hutchinson, the Siwanoy, and the great city of New York, as well as a massive glacial erratic saved…
Free!

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Event

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jan 26

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, January 27, 2015

Jan 27

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!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jan 29

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, January 31, 2015

Jan 31

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!

Jan 31

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

at 85th Street and Central Park West (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
Learn the history of Manhattan's first known community of African-American property owners, established on land that would become part of Central Park. Route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

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!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Feb 7

Nature Exploration Hike

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

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Feb 7

Winter Tree ID Hike

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

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

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Event

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Feb 15

Nature Exploration Hike

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Feb 15

Hunter Island Night Hike

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Owls, deer, coytoes, and raccoons are among the many animals that call Pelham Bay Park home. Join the Urban Park Rangers for this rare winter night hike.
Free!

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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!

Mar 1

Nature Exploration Hike

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Mar 7

Nature Exploration Hike

at Remsen Avenue and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mar 15

Nature Exploration Hike

at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just…
Free!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mar 28

Ranger's Choice: Gravesend Cemetery Tour

at Gravesend Cemetery , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.
Dating back to 1643, Gravesend Cemetery is the final resting place of many prominent early residents of old Brooklyn. We will explore the cemetery while sharing their stories. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

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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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