6. Fort Tryon Park Cottage & Heather Garden
The 1908 cottage designed by Guy Lowell, 1908, 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 109 years. The Heather Garden is part of the larger Fort Tryon Park, which was donated to New York City 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.
Tours will be given every half hour from 12pm to 3:30pm on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. Tour space is limited and will be first come first serve. Heather Garden is wheelchair accessible. The Cottage has multiple floors and is not wheelchair accessible.