Seneca Village Tour

Before New York City built Central Park, 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. Join us on this newly enhanced tour of the Seneca Village site and discover more about its history, the lives of its residents, and what recent archaeological discoveries reveal about this remarkable community and its place in 19th-century New York.

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Where to Meet

Inside the Park at 85th Street and Central Park West.

Seneca Village Site


$15 (Members $10). No groups, please.


A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails

Length of Tour

90 minutes

Distance of Tour

0.78 miles

Tour Highlights

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Seneca Village Site

Seneca Village Site

West Side at 82nd-89th Streets

Summit Rock

Summit Rock

West Side at 81st-85th Streets

Winterdale Arch

Winterdale Arch

West Side at 81st Street

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