2. Landforms: A History of Central Parks Fort Landscape
In 2013, a reconstruction project on a six-acre portion of Central Park‘s northern end revealed new archeological discoveries. Remnants of a fortification system built to protect the city during the War of 1812 and the surface of the Kingsbridge Road were uncovered. This new information gives us new insight into the pre-urban landscape from the entrance at Fifth Avenue and 106th Street, and a step ascending path which leads to a series of rocky bluffs overlooking the Harlem Meer. The exhibit Landforms: A History of Central Park’s Fort Landscape showcases the archaeological and historical findings and will open on April 15 at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center located on 110th Street between Central Park West and Fifth Avenue. Hours are from 10 am to 5 pm.