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.


Tour Series Categories


Signature Tour

Central Park in winter

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.

Lady of the Waters in winter

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.

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.

Belvedere Castle

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.

Harlem Meer in winter

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.

Lewis Carroll statue in winter

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.

Map of 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.


North Woods trees in winter

Tree Walks

Winter Tree Walk: East Meadow

This special guided tree walk through Central Park’s idyllic East Meadow will allow you to appreciate some of Central Park’s most beautiful trees in winter.

Turtle Pond in winter

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.

Staff Pick

Valentine’s Day Stroll

Bring your Valentine for a special Valentine’s Day Stroll and see some of Central Park’s most whimsical and romantic places, including the Alice in Wonderland statue, Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge.

Northern Forts Tour

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.

7th Regiment Memorial in winter

Memorial Walk

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


Great Lawn trees in winter

Tree Walks

Winter Tree Walk: Great Lawn

This special guided tree walk will allow you to explore Central Park’s iconic Great Lawn, which was once a reservoir that served the City. Discover the history of the area and the flora that surrounds the famous pastoral landscape.


Central Park’s Monumental Women

Join us for a special featuring the stories of several women who helped to create, inspire, and place monuments and memorials in Central Park.

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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