Open to All: The Story of Central Park’s Gates

Visit the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center to learn the story of Central Park’s original entrances and examine how they welcome visitors into this space.

This exhibit at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center is presented in conjunction with the dedication of the Gate of the Exonerated—the first and only addition to the named gates since 1862. It tells the story of Central Park’s original entrances and examines how they reflected ideas about the population served by the Park, and where (and how) they can enter.