West Side Stories Tour

Discover the features that westsiders know and love in Central Park: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view. Join Conservancy guides on this tour through the Park’s storied history, stopping by some of the most beloved sites and vistas that the Park has to offer.


Signature Tour

West Side

Location

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Where to Meet

Inside the Park at 81st Street and Central Park West

Cost

Free. Registration not required.

Terrain

A few inclines and some stairs

Ending Spot

Near 72nd Street and Central Park West.

Length of Tour

Approximately 90 minutes

Tour Highlights

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Shakespeare Garden

Shakespeare Garden

West Side at 79th Street

Delacorte Theater

Delacorte Theater

Mid-Park at 80th Street

Ladies Pavilion

Ladies Pavilion

West Side at 75th Street

Winterdale Arch

Winterdale Arch

West Side at 81st Street

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Legendary Landmarks

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Legendary Landmarks Tour

Featuring a 19th-century "castle" and an ancient Egyptian obelisk, this guided tour takes you through Central Park’s many famous landmarks.

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Shakespeare Garden L

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Shakespeare Garden Tour

Take in the beauty of this 4-acre landscape named after the famed English playwright. Conservancy Gardener, Larry Boes, leads this guided walk through the garden, designed to resemble Shakespeare’s native English countryside.

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