The Essential Central Park Walking Tour

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  • E-Ticket
  • 2.5 hr

A Walk In The Park/ Central Park Walking Tour Discover the legends and lore of iconic Central Park – the sprawling masterpiece of American landscape brought to life by it’s visionaries in 1857. Join us for “A Walk In The Park” as your costumed tour guide unearths the saga of America’s first landscaped public park with intriguing tales of yesteryear. As a character from another era, your guide will introduce you to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the creators of this urban treasure. Marvel at the architecture of Bethesda Terrace, be captivated by the poetic Shakespeare’s Statue, and lose yourself in the serenity of The Ramble on this 2.5-hour comprehensive tour. At the designated Ramble Point you will have the opportunity to leave the tour, visit the MET or just explore around at your own pace, enjoy the activities happening, grab a snack, or relax over coffee before rejoining a later group (about 2-hour interval).

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Central Park

Your 2 costumed guides will introduce you to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the creators of this urban masterpiece. Marvel at the architecture of Bethesda Terrace and lose yourself in the serenity of The Ramble on this 2.5-hour comprehensive tour.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Option to "Ramble Off" at the designated location to explore the Met or Guggenheim Museums and the area in-depth. The next group will pass by in 2 hours when you can jump back in and finish the 2nd leg of the tour. (You can always choose to continue without leaving the tour. This is not mandatory.)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: American Museum of Natural History

Your tour ends across the street from American Museum of Natural History, on 78th St. and Central Park West.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Central Park Zoo

As one of the five zoos of New York, Central Park Zoo was evolved from gifts of exotic pets and other animals informally given to the park. First officially founded as a zoo in 1934. Stop to enjoy a few minutes of the sea lions here. Their cheerful jumps will definitely lighten up your day.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Central Park

The sprawling masterpiece of American landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, brought to life by it’s visionaries in 1857. The Oasis in the middle of such a hectic city, Central Park, in Olmsted's words was "of great importance as the first real Park made in this country—a democratic development of the highest significance..." .
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