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.

In honor of Black History Month, all Seneca Village tours throughout the month of February will be free.

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Map of Seneca Village

Where to Meet

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

Seneca Village Site


FREE throughout the month of February, otherwise $15 (Members $10). No groups, please.


A few inclines, some stairs, and uneven trails

Length of Tour

Approximately 90 minutes

Tour Highlights

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Seneca Village Site

Seneca Village Site

West Side at 83rd-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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