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Tours

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

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb 14

CANCELLED: Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Feb 14

Garden & 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 with admission to the grounds.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Feb 15

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feb 16

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 16

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 16

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 16

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Feb 19

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feb 20

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Feb 20

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Free!

Feb 20

Foraging Tour

at 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join author and forager Marie Viljoen on a brisk botanical stroll to discover the indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Feb 20

Special Interactive Tour for Families: A Child’s View of Life in 19th Century New York

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Come tour the house and learn what life was like for children (and adults) in the 1850s, from schoolwork and chores to games and play.

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Feb 21

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Feb 21

Garden & 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 with admission to the grounds.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Feb 23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Feb 23

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Feb 25

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Travel past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and on to the Dairy, with this tour of southern park highlights led by Central Park Conservancy tour guides.
Free!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Feb 26

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Feb 27

Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
See sites that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer.

Feb 27

Historic New York: Fort Totten Architecture

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s history. This Historic New York program highlights the history and architecture of Fort Totten.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 27

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussions of the people, history, architecture, and forces that have shaped this community.
Free!

Feb 27

Wag-A-Long

at Main Street Dog Run (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Have your best friend tag-a-long on a curated walk led by the Wag Club. See the best sights of the park and learn where you and your dog can play

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Feb 28

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Visit some of the park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Bethesda Terrace, and the Lake, on this east-to-west tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Feb 28

Garden & 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 with admission to the grounds.

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mar 1

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 1

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 1

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 1

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Mar 5

The Reel History of Brooklyn Cinema

at 334 Furman Street (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Brooklyn’s own Rory Schwartz will guide you to famous film locations around Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Must See
Event

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Mar 6

Historic New York: The World's Fair

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city’s long history.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 6

Historic New York: Nature and Design

at Arch at Grand Army Plaza (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers specialize in interpretation of historic turning points in our city’s long history. THis walking tours will highlight Olmsted and Vaux's vision for Prospect Park.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 6

Hunter Island Night Hike

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers for this rare winter night hike. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter you name in the lottery, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on February 3rd.
Free!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mar 8

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 8

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 8

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 8

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mar 15

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 15

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 15

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 15

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Day: A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

12:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Guided Tours at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Tour Merchant’s House and explore the world of the Irish immigrants who worked as domestic servants for the Tredwell family.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mar 22

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 22

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 22

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 22

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Mar 26

Gravesend Cemetery Tour

at Gravesend Cemetery , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Explore Gravesend Cemetery, the resting place of many prominent residents of old Brooklyn. Attendees chosen by lottery--visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on 03/16/15 to enter.
Free!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Mar 29

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 29

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 29

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Mar 29

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Apr 5

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 5

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 5

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 5

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Apr 12

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 12

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 12

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.2:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

Apr 12

Tour of Gracie Mansion

at Gracie Mansion (in Carl Schurz Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
Make your plans to tour the People's House, Gracie Mansion. Register for a visit today: on.nyc.gov/gracietour
Free!

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