Since the 1860s Central Park as acted as the “lungs” of the city, providing a refuge from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan life for residents and tourists alike. Explore Manhattan’s collective backyard and learn about the physical construction of the largest man-made work of art in New York, visit the scenic “literary walk,” enjoy the exquisite architectural details in the Bethesda Arcade and Terrace, and lose yourself (not literally- you’ll have a guide!) in the rustic Ramble. Guides may also discuss the Sheep Meadow, Belvedere Castle, Bow Bridge, the skating pond, Seneca Village, the Casino and the site of the “rocking chair” riot.
Between mid-May and early September the Central Park tour is one of a variety of walks offered as public “twilight” tours. Summer public “twilight” tours are lead Thursday and Friday evenings at 6 p.m. & Saturday’s at 5 p.m. We rotate a variety of tours in these time slots. Please see our Schedule page for details for specific dates and times.
Central Park is not offered as a public “show up” tour in January & February as the walkways can be slippery and icy in the winter.