Northern Forts Tour

Before Central Park was built, the “Fort Landscape” was used as a lookout point in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Now at the northeast corner of the Park, the rocky area was once used to spot enemy troops approaching via the East River and Long Island Sound. Join our guides and discover what recent studies have uncovered about this piece of the Park and its role in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

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Northern Forts Tour

Where to Meet

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues).

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center


$15 (Members $10)

Accessibility Rating



A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails

Tour Highlights

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Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

East Side at 110th Street

Harlem Meer

East Side at 106th-110th Streets

Nutter's Battery

East Side at 108th Street

McGowan’s Pass

East Side at 107th Street

Fort Clinton

East Side at 107th Street

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