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.


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The Ramble in summer


The Ramble Tour

Step away from the City and take refuge in Central Park’s serene Ramble, a 36-acre woodland featuring cascades and tree-covered pathways.

Map of Seneca Village

Seneca Village Tour

Before Central Park was built, 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. Take this tour to learn about its history, the lives of its residents, and what new archaeological discoveries have revealed about this remarkable community.

Gnarled branches of East Meadow tree

Tree Walks

East Meadow Tree Walk

Stroll through the idyllic East Meadow, appreciating some of the most beautiful beech trees in Central Park.

Statue to memorialize World War I solders

Statues and Monuments Tour

Over the last 160 years, more than 50 statues and monuments have been installed in Central Park. Learn more about the people and ideas that inspired them, and how these celebrated monuments reflect the diverse cultures of New York City.

A stream waterfalls through lush greenery


The North Woods Tour

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


Conservatory Garden Spring Blooms

Spring Blooms: Conservatory Garden

Explore thousands of blooms from all over the world in Conservatory Garden, and learn about what it takes to maintain the Park’s famous floral displays.

Best for Kids

A family closely examines a sample of nature

Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble

Get "lost" with us in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife.

Belvedere Castle under a blue summer sky

The Belvedere: Beautiful View Tour

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of the Great Lawn from the newly restored Belvedere Castle while learning about its history and preservation.

Best for Kids

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.

Hallett Nature Sanctuary


The Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond Tour

Discover one of the Park’s best kept secrets on this guided tour of the newly reopened Hallett Nature Sanctuary, home to many native plant species and wildlife, and its surrounding landscapes.

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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