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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, December 4, 2016

Dec 4

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Dec 4

Winter Horticulture Tour of the Heather Garden with Author Leslie Day

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come tour Fort Tryon's Heather Garden and the former Billings Estate entrance area and learn about Fort Tryon's many conifers and evergreens with Leslie Day.
Free!

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Dec 4

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Dec 5

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Free!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dec 6

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dec 7

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, December 9, 2016

Dec 9

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.

Dec 9

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dec 10

Historic New York: Square Parks

at Madison Square Park , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Be our guest as we begin our stroll through Madison Square Park and other square parks in Manhattan.
Free!

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Dec 10

Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Dec 10

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.2:30 p.m.
Historic New York programs highlight the history and architecture of selected neighborhoods or parks.
Free!

Dec 10

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dec 11

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.

Dec 11

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dec 12

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Free!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dec 13

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Dec 14

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!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dec 15

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Dec 16

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.

Dec 16

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Dec 17

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Free!

Dec 17

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dec 18

Central Park Tour: Seneca Village

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, living in an area that now makes up part of Central Park.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dec 19

Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an introduction to the Park's northernmost highlights, including Conservatory Garden, the Harlem Meer, and the North Woods.
Free!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dec 20

Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

at Sixth Avenue and Central Park South (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Enjoy this walk through the park's smallest woodland area, open to visitors only on guided tours and limited open hours.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Dec 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!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dec 22

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, December 23, 2016

Dec 23

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.

Dec 23

Central Park Tour: Legendary Landmarks

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join Central Park Conservancy guides on this tour of the area's best-loved attractions, including Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, and the 3,500-year-old Obelisk.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Dec 24

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!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Dec 25

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Dec 27

Central Park Tour: Secrets of the Southwest Park

at Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant's Gate (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of the southwestern corner of Central Park. Tour includes the Maine Monument, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.
Free!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dec 28

Central Park Tour: The Art of the Park

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover the Park's most artfully designed pastoral landscapes and romantic vistas on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Dec 29

Central Park Tour: Mid-Park Welcome Tour

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Explore some of the park's best-known features, including the Lake and the Ramble, and then marvel at the view from Belvedere Castle, on this tour led by Central Park Conservancy guides.
Free!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Dec 30

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, December 31, 2016

Dec 31

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.

Dec 31

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park

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

2:00 p.m.3:30 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!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jan 1

'Come Calling' on New Year's Day

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Paying calls on friends and family on New Year’s Day was one of Old New York’s most cherished customs.

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