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.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Dec 2

19th Century Domestic Lighting - 100 Years of Change: A 'Behind the Ropes' Virtual Tour

at Virtual/Online Workshop

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This virtual tour offers an in-depth examination of the Tredwells’ lighting fixtures and what they tell us about evolving technologies and the continuing quest to illuminate the darkness.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Dec 6

Historic New York: Prospect Park Nature and Design

at Grand Army Plaza Arch (in Grand Army Plaza)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the The Urban Park Rangers for a walking tour at Prospect Park.

Saturday, December 12, 2020


Bilingual Tour of the Mansion and Grounds (en Espanol)

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Learn more about the history of the house, its architecture, garden, and grounds in this 30-minute outdoor overview. After this 30 minute orientation, the remainder of the tour will be self-guided and take place inside the mansion.

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