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Richard Morris Hunt

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Richard Morris Hunt

Richard Morris Hunt is a striking, curved monument found at the eastern edge of the Park. At the center stands the bust of Hunt, one of the most prominent American architects of the late 19th century. Two graceful bronze figures at either end are meant as allegories for Architecture, Painting, and Sculpture.

Robert Burns

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Robert Burns

The likeness of Robert Burns, national poet of Scotland, is found at the southern end of the Mall known as Literary Walk. He's depicted with a quill pen in one hand and a poem to his true love, Mary Campbell, on a scroll by his feet. Burns is most famous for writing "Auld Lang Syne," “Tam O'Shanter,” and “To a Mouse.”

Samuel F B Morse

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Samuel F. B. Morse

Just inside the Inventor's Gate at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue, the Samuel F.B. Morse statue depicts the American inventor and painter on a large marble pedestal. Morse rests one hand on his single-wire telegraph, and the other clasps a strip of Morse code.

Seneca Village

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Seneca Village Site

To a modern-day visitor, the site of Seneca Village resembles much of its surrounding landscape: rolling hills, rock outcrops, and playgrounds. But more than 200 years ago, it was once home to Seneca Village, the largest community of African-American property owners in 19th-century New York City.

Map of Seneca Village

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.

Shakespeare Garden

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Shakespeare Garden

Evocative of the English countryside, Shakespeare Garden honors the great poet and playwright in both name and landscape. Bard fans will recognize flowers from William Shakespeare's works, and several are accompanied by bronze plaques quoting the relevant text.

Simon Bolivar

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Simon Bolivar

Simón Bolívar commemorates one of South America's great generals, known as El Liberator, for his successful revolutions against Spanish rule. His leadership and military skill led to independence for six modern-day countries: Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and Bolivia, which was named after him.

Sir Walter Scott

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Sir Walter Scott

Found at the southern end of the Mall, the larger-than-life bronze sculpture of Sir Walter Scott memorializes the one of Scotland's most famous and beloved literary figures. Scott, who is credited with inventing the historical novel, is best known for his romances Ivanhoe and Waverly.

Imagine Mosaic Strawberry Fields

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Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields is a living memorial to Beatles legend and peace activist, John Lennon. Featuring an elaborate mosaic bearing the word “Imagine”—a nod to the songwriter’s anthem of peace—the memorial is surrounded by benches and shaded by stately American Elms.

Belvedere Castle under a blue summer sky

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