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


North Woods in winter


The North Woods Tour

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

Best for Kids

Conservatory Garden in full bloom

Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: Conservatory Garden

Explore Conservatory Garden’s colorful blooms using hands-on activities to investigate the role they play in making the Park beautiful and healthy.

Best for Kids

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.

Best for Kids

North Woods in winter

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.


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.

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 ten or more must schedule a Group Tour three weeks in advance.

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