Statues and Monuments Tour

Seventy works of art—including many statues and monuments—live in Central Park. Learn more about the people and ideas that inspired them, and the stories they tell about New York City past and present.

Central Park’s original design did not include statues and monuments—yet it is now home to 70 works of art! Learn what inspired these memorials and the fascinating history of the veterans, philosophers, writers, and other great thinkers that have shaped Central Park. On this tour you’ll get an insider’s look at the Central Park Conservancy’s conservation efforts to ensure these statues and monuments remain for generations to come.

Recommended for those interested in history, architecture, art and/or conservation.

COVID-19 Health + Safety Policies

Ensuring the health and safety of our guests, staff, and the public is our top priority. Central Park Conservancy programs follow recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York State, and New York City. At this time, Conservancy programs do not require fully vaccinated individuals to social distance or wear masks; however according to New York State guidelines “Unvaccinated Individuals are still responsible for continuing to wear a mask, per federal CDC guidance.” Regardless of vaccination status, participants should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if they feel unwell.

Contact [email protected] if you need to request a raincheck for a future program due to illness or exposure to COVID-19.

Read about tour policies related to COVID-19, inclement weather, and more on our Frequently Asked Questions page.