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Open House New York: Fort Tryon Park Cottage and The Heather Garden

Saturday, October 19, 2019

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

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Here's your chance to see inside of the Fort Tryon Park Cottage! The 1908 cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of the C.K.G Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in the last 110 years.

The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted Brothers. It boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs, and breathtaking views of the majestic New Jersey Palisades. 

Come on a tour to learn more!

Please note: There is limited space and tours will be first come, first serve. There is no early registration* 

*30-minute tours will be given at the Cottage beginning at noon. If you show up at noon, you can sign up for a later tour that has available space but must report back at least 10 minutes before the tour begins. The last tour begins at 3:30 p.m. 


Margaret Corbin Circle in Fort Tryon Park
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Stone Pillars in Fort Tryon Park Accessible
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Location Details:
Please meet at the Fort Tryon Park Cottage, on the southwest corner of Margaret Corbin Circle, across the crosswalk at the north end of Javits Playground. For Heather Garden tours go to the stone pillars.



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Northern Manhattan Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust, Open House NY

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(212) 795-1388

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