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Central Park Tour: Northern Forts

Sunday, December 16, 2018

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Did you know that the north end of Central Park has a rich history that includes the British having been stationed here during the American Revolution, and American troops stationed there during the War of 1812? Recent archaeological and historical investigations in the area have revealed even more information about how the "Fort Landscape" was used in the late 18th and early 19th centuries before this area was part of Central Park. This season, join our guides and learn the history of this part of the park, get insight into the studies in the area, and appreciate the recent restorations undertaken by the Conservancy.

Highlights of this tour include McGowan's Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter's Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

The tour route involves many hills and stairs, and some uneven terrain. The tour starts at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues) and ends near the park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.


Meeting location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues). Tour ends near the Park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue. Map of the start location
Terrain: Uneven, with many hills and stairs
Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10), Purchase tickets online!

For weather cancellation and other ticket policies, please review the Central Park Conservancy's policies carefully. 

Groups of seven or more must schedule a custom tour three weeks in advance at more information, please review the Frequently Asked Questions.


Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park Accessible
110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue
Directions to this location
Location Details:
Charles A Dana Discovery Center - 110th Street between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue


Tickets: $15 per person. Central Park Conservancy members: $10 per person.

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Central Park Conservancy

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(212) 860-1370

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