Central Park Walking Tour
The Hidden Gems of Central Park’s North End
Explore the lesser known part of Central Park
The North End 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. Join us on a 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. 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. 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.
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- Discover the Block House, a War of 1812 fort that predates Central Park
- Explore the conservatory Gardens
- See a remnant from one of NYC's grandest Mansion
- Learn about the history of the northern end of Central Park
I took Beth’s Central Park tour this past Saturday. It was excellent. She is extremely knowledgable, personable and her passion for the Park and her work comes through in spades.Stanley Z.
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Know Before You Go
Where To Meet
The tour starts in front of the Park's entrance located on 5th Ave between 104th St and 105th St.
How To Get There
By Subway: 4, 6 trains to 103d St station.
What To Bring/Wear
Please bring a mask and wear it at all time while on the tour. If you are medically unable to wear a mask, please bring and wear a face covering shield. Thank you!
COVID-19 Safety Measures
All of our guides have been specifically trained on how to safely conduct walking tours in the current health crisis. This includes wearing a mask, social distancing and much more. Learn more here: Health & Safety Measures
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your cancellation policy?
We have a flexible cancellation policy! Guests who cancel at least 72 hours prior to the start of the tour will receive a full refund for their order. Guests who cancel less than 72 hours prior to the start of their tour will be offered a credit which they can use on any of our upcoming tours. This credit won't expire until it is used.
How large is the group?
This tour welcomes up to 10 guests
How are you keeping people safe during the pandemic?
The safety of our guides and guests is our number one priority. Learn more about our Health & Safety Measures
Is this a strenuous tour? How much walking do we do?
This tour is easy and most people can participate. We will walk approximately 1.5 miles on a flat terrain.
Is there an age limit or recommendation?
There is no age limitation, guests of every age are welcome on this tour
Who will be our tour guide?
This tour will be led by one of Untapped New York's licensed NYC Tour guides, always a local New Yorker!
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