There’s big news in Central Park this week, with tomorrow’s unveiling of the Monumental Women’s sculpture. Central Park expert, Beth Goffe, who will be with us at the opening event of the sculpture tomorrow will also be hosting a great tour of the hidden gems of Central Park’s north end this weekend. This “untapped” portion of Central Park has a mystique all its own because it’s so far removed from the more heavily-visited southern sections of the park. We will learn about the surprising history of the Block House, a War of 1812 Fort predating the park. Also discover a remnant from one of the grandest mansions to have ever existed in New York City which leads into the spectacular Conservatory Garden which we will explore as well.
We’ll take in the great outdoors we’re lucky to have right here in New York City and walk through woods reminiscent of the Adirondacks and discover how this landscape was shaped by the geology of the area. We will discuss events that occurred nearby spanning three centuries. Locate where encampments from two wars were situated and, during a third, the site of the former convent where injured soldiers were treated. The beauty and unusual history of Central Park’s North End make it a truly singular place to visit and we look forward to exploring it with you! There are just a limited number of tickets remaining for Sunday’s tour. All of our tours have small group sizes and use state-of-the-art, sanitized radio earpieces to enable all guests to socially distance from each other.