Seneca Village Virtual Tour

Seneca Village was an important community of predominantly African-American property owners, who lived in an area that is now Central Park in the West 80s.

Join Conservancy guides on this virtual tour of Seneca Village, the largest community of free Black property owners in pre–Civil War New York. Learn about this unique community, its distinction as a place of refuge from the crowded conditions and racial discrimination prevalent in NYC, and how the construction of Central Park resulted in the displacement of its residents through the process of eminent domain.

This is a virtual program that takes place over Zoom. Closed captioning is available. Only one ticket per group necessary. Please note: registration confirmation may be diverted to your junk mail.