Tours

Get an insider’s look at the world’s greatest urban park from the people who know it best. Led by Conservancy guides, Official Central Park Tours provide a behind-the-scenes perspective on the history, design, and ecology of Central Park.

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Signature Tour

Iconic Views

Iconic Views of Central Park Tour

Take our signature tour for an insider's look at some of the most iconic features of the world's greatest urban park.

The Belvedere: Beautiful View Tour

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation.

Discovery Walks Ramble

Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble

Get "lost" with us in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife.

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Woodland Walk: The Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond

Discover one of the Park’s best kept secrets on this guided tour of the newly reopened Hallett Nature Sanctuary, home to many native plant species and wildlife, and its surrounding landscapes.

Seneca Village

Seneca Village Tour

Before Central Park was built, the area from West 83rd to West 89th Street was home to Seneca Village, the largest community of African-American property owners in New York. Learn about its history, the lives of its residents, and what new archaeological discoveries have revealed about this remarkable community.

Ramble

The Ramble Tour

Step away from the City and take refuge in Central Park’s serene Ramble, a 36-acre woodland featuring cascades and tree-covered pathways.

The North Woods Tour

Escape the chaos of the City in the North Woods, an idyllic woodland oasis showcasing cascades, streams, and thriving greenery.

 Alice In Wonderland

Statues and Monuments Tour

Over the last 160 years, more than 50 statues and monuments have been installed in Central Park. Learn more about the people and ideas that inspired them, and how these celebrated monuments reflect the diverse cultures of New York City.

Heart of the Park

Heart of the Park Tour

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on a tour highlighting famed spots like Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, and Strawberry Fields.

East Meadow Tree Walk

East Meadow Tree Walk

Stroll through the idyllic East Meadow, appreciating some of the most beautiful beech trees in Central Park.

Discovery Walk Turtle Pond

Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond

Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round.

Great Lawn Tree Walk

Great Lawn Tree Walk

Explore Central Park’s iconic Great Lawn and discover the history of the area and the flora that surrounds the famous pastoral landscape.

Discovery Walk North Woods

Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: The North Woods

Take a kid-friendly hike through the North Woods to learn about the plants, trees, and wildlife of this woodland retreat.

Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: Harlem Meer

Go back in time and explore the changing Harlem Meer landscape. Learn about its history and discover the plants and animals that live in its waters today.

Southern Welcome Pond Summer

Southern Welcome Tour

Discover some of the Park's best-known features and sights during this introductory tour in the most popular part of Central Park.

Discovery Walk Shakespeare Garden

Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: Shakespeare Garden

Join us for a kid-friendly adventure in Shakespeare Garden to discover how Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.

Northern Forts Tour

History buffs will love this tour Central Park’s north end, which played a key role in military strategy during both the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

107th Infantry Memorial

Memorial Walk

Take a guided tour of Central Park’s monuments and memorials that pay tribute to the nation’s military history.

Seasonal

Beginning Birding North Woods

Birding Basics

Birding Basics: The North Woods

Trained guides take visitors on an exploration of the North Woods, while sharing tips and tricks for spotting and identifying birds.

Conservatory Garden Spring Blooms

Conservatory Garden Tour

Explore thousands of blooms from all over the world in Conservatory Garden, and learn about what it takes to maintain the Park’s famous floral displays.

Cancellations and Policies

Want to explore on your own?

Self-guided tours reveal Central Park at your pace, on your schedule.

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Visiting with a group?

Groups of seven or more must schedule a Group Tour three weeks in advance.

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