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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Sep22

Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sep23

Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Sep23

Shell-ebrate Oysters

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for virtual oyster monitoring sessions to learn about the history and important environmental role of this keystone species.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sep24

Tour of The Battery Urban Farm

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.
Free!

Sep24

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep24

Farm Tour for Kids at The Battery Urban Farm

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Visit The Battery Urban Farm to explore the crops and creatures that call this park home! The tour will include tasting of fresh farm produce.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 25, 2020

Sep25

Friday Morning Bird Walks: Songbirds and Raptors

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Hike form the Greenbelt Nature Center through LaTourette and High Rock Parks and witness changes in foliage as we ascend Moses Mountain, where our panoramic views may also include glimpses of Turkey vultures, hawks, and even eagles.
Free!

Sep25

Kayak at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Kayak along Freshkills Park's waterways! This two mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park.
Free!

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sep27

Waterfront Walks: Guided Park Tours in Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join our docents on a tour to learn about the history of the Brooklyn waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s sustainable design, and how the Park came to life!
Free!

Sep27

Walking Tour of 19th Century NoHo: A Century of Change

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a socially-distanced journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to wealthy merchant families like the Tredwells.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sep29

Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sep30

Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us for a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Sep30

The Architecture of an 1832 Landmark: A "Behind the Ropes" Virtual Tour

at Virtual/Online Workshop

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us from the comfort of your home for a series of unique, in-depth tours of the Merchant’s House, preserved intact from the 19th century. Visit 7 stories with no stairs to climb!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Oct 1

Tour of The Battery Urban Farm

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.
Free!

Oct 1

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Oct 7

Hudson River Virtual Walks

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Discover HRPK’s dynamic shoreline with guided tours!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Oct 8

Tour of The Battery Urban Farm

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.
Free!

Oct 8

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Oct11

Walking Tour of 19th Century NoHo: A Century of Change

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a socially-distanced journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to wealthy merchant families like the Tredwells.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Oct15

Tour of The Battery Urban Farm

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.
Free!

Oct15

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Oct21

Ask a Scientist

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Engage with real scientists in real time! Each month, we invite you to explore current park research with a local STEM expert followed by a live Q&A session.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Oct22

Tour of The Battery Urban Farm

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.
Free!

Oct22

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Oct25

Walking Tour of 19th Century NoHo: A Century of Change

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a socially-distanced journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to wealthy merchant families like the Tredwells.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Oct28

Shell-ebrate Oysters

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for virtual oyster monitoring sessions to learn about the history and important environmental role of this keystone species.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Oct29

Tour of The Battery Urban Farm

at Battery Urban Farm (in The Battery)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Take a tour of The Battery Urban Farm to learn about how we grow produce in the heart of downtown New York City.
Free!

Oct29

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Nov 8

Walking Tour of 19th Century NoHo: A Century of Change

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a socially-distanced journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to wealthy merchant families like the Tredwells.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Nov22

Walking Tour of 19th Century NoHo: A Century of Change

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Join us for a socially-distanced journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to wealthy merchant families like the Tredwells.

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