Inside the High Bridge Tower Tour
After decades of being closed off to the public, the High Bridge Water Tower is finally open and you can join a special-access experience just for our Insiders.
- Go inside a 150 year old tower which has spent of its life closed to the public, on a tour led by NYC Park Rangers
- Enjoy stunning views of Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and New Jersey from a window 360 degree lantern top
- Learn the history of this amazing piece of late 19th century architecture
- Experience remnants of the tower’s life both as a water tank and a beloved bell carillon for Upper Manhattan
About this Event:
After decades of being closed off to the public, the High Bridge Water Tower is finally open and you can join a special-access experience just for our Insiders. This Ranger-led tour will bring you inside one of NYC’s most stunning architectural marvels from the 1870’s. Turning 150 years old this year, the tower was built to bring clean drinking water from the Croton Reservoir to Upper Manhattan, this tower standing 200ft tall above the bluffs of Washington Heights has some of the stunning and unique views of the city. Don’t miss this opportunity to step inside history.
PLEASE NOTE: To access the top of the tower you will have to walk hundreds of steps both up and down. You will be able to take it your own pace but if mobility on steps are an issue this tour may be prohibitive for you.
How do I sign up for this event?
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How many tickets can I reserve?
If you are an Insider level member ($15/month), you can reserve 1 ticket to this event. Explorer level members ($25/month) can reserve 2 tickets. If you are a Virtual level member but would like to attend, it’s easy to upgrade your account here!
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The event is sold out?
In-person Insider tours may have limited capacity and are booked on a first come, first served basis.
But don’t worry! We repeat our most popular events when possible so you will have another opportunity to join us. There are also multiple other members-only events weekly that you can join in!