The Obelisk was built 3,500 years ago in Egypt, in honor of Pharaoh Thutmose III. Located on the east side of Central Park near 81st Street, it is the oldest outdoor monument in New York City.

For information on the Conservancy’s conservation of the Obelisk and its history, please see below.

  Conservation Work

  History of the Obelisk


East Side at 81st Street.

» Map It