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.


Tour Series Categories


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.


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

Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: Turtle Pond

Bring your family and discover Turtle Pond — home to five species of turtles who live here year-round.

Lewis Carroll statue in winter

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.

North Woods in winter


The North Woods Tour

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

Best for Kids

Conservatory Garden in full bloom

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.

Best for Kids

Discovery Walk Shakespeare Garden

Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: Shakespeare Garden

Join us for a kid-friendly adventure in Shakespeare Garden to discover how Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike.

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.

Best for Kids

Discovery Walks Ramble

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.

Best for Kids

North Woods in winter

Discovery Walks for Families

Discovery Walks for Families: The North Woods

Take a kid-friendly hike through the North Woods to learn about the plants, trees, and wildlife of this woodland retreat.


Lady of the Waters in winter

Heart of the Park Tour

Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on a tour highlighting famed spots like Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, and Strawberry Fields.

The Ramble in winter


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.


Bethesda Fountain at twilight

Evening Tours

East Side Evening Stroll

Join us for an evening stroll from the Park’s south end to Bethesda Terrace. Learn about Central Park’s beloved sites and take in the views during this one-hour tour.

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.

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.


Northern Forts Tour

Northern Forts Tour

History buffs will love this tour Central Park’s north end, which played a key role in military strategy during both the American Revolution and the War of 1812.


7th Regiment Memorial in winter

Memorial Walk

Take a guided tour of Central Park’s monuments and memorials that pay tribute to the nation’s military history.

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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