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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

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Dec14

Candlelight Tours

at Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)Staten Island

5:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Step back through time to taste, smell, and touch the holiday pleasures of centuries past.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Dec15

Holiday Tinker Festival & Tree Lighting

at Lewis H Latimer HouseQueens This is an Accessible location

2:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the holidays with tinkering, tree lighting, hot cocoa, and music!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dec18

Bryant Park: Park Tours

at Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed “Needle Park” of the 1970s into Manhattan’s Town Square of today.
Free!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Dec21

Farmhouse Family Day: Festive Felt and Fiber Crafts

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Explore NYC's oldest house! Enjoy scavenger hunts, artifact investigation, gardening, self-guided exploration, and hands-on activities!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec21

Winter Solstice Walk

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks arborists for a Winter Solstice Walk at New York's southernmost park. Explore and learn about the unique trees, natural habitats, and shoreline found within the park.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec21

Candlelight Tours

at Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course)Staten Island

5:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Step back through time to taste, smell, and touch the holiday pleasures of centuries past.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Dec22

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

at Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
A prominent feature of Marcus Garvey Park and its neighborhood, the historic Mount Morris Fire Watchtower serves as an important landmark for the Harlem community.
Free!

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Dec25

Bryant Park: Park Tours

at Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed “Needle Park” of the 1970s into Manhattan’s Town Square of today.
Free!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Jan 5

Heather Garden Conifers Tour 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.
Learn about Fort Tryon’s many conifers and evergreens. Find out which conifers pre-date the park, and which have been added in recent park restoration projects.
Free!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Jan11

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

at Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Visitors will get a chance to go inside with the Urban Park Rangers who will discuss the significance and history of this recently restored structure.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Jan19

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

at Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Visitors will get a chance to go inside with the Urban Park Rangers who will discuss the significance and history of this recently restored structure.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Feb 8

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

at Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Visitors will get a chance to go inside with the Urban Park Rangers who will discuss the significance and history of this recently restored structure.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Feb16

Historic New York: Mount Morris Fire Watchtower

at Mount Morris Fire Watchtower (in Marcus Garvey Park)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Visitors will get a chance to go inside with the Urban Park Rangers who will discuss the significance and history of this recently restored structure.
Free!

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