Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop

Photo by Timothy Schenck

The Dairy is a historic building that is now a visitor center and gift shop managed by the Central Park Conservancy.

The Dairy is Central Park's largest gift shop, offering a wide range of products for a wonderful day in the Park and thoughtful gifts for your loved ones.

Conveniently located mid-Park at 65th Street, the Dairy is easily accessible. Plus, every purchase supports the Central Park Conservancy, so you can feel good knowing that your contribution helps care for the Park.

If you don’t have time to swing by the Park in person, you can order many of the items found at the Dairy through the Central Park Conservancy’s online gift shop.

Designed by Calvert Vaux to resemble a Victorian country cottage and completed in 1871, the Dairy is located at the heart of the Children’s District—the area of the Park created specifically for its youngest visitors.

Originally, the Dairy was an eatery where children could get fresh milk, which wasn’t readily available to many urban families. Refreshments were served under the Dairy’s porch, where visitors could enjoy cool breezes from the nearby Pond. The large rolling lawn in front of the building provided a place for children to play.

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Head to the Park’s Dairy Visitor Center & Gift Shop or browse our online store for springtime favorites to elevate your perfect Park day!

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