Secret Places of Central Park

39 Ratings
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  • E-Ticket
  • 2.5 hr

Experience secret Central Park locations only a true New York City historian can help you find. Visit some of Central Park's least-trafficked, truly historic and most scenic locations above 100th Street. Discover the history of Central Park and its creators, find out what was there before, visit  Revolutionary War forts, see the stunning formal gardens, "hike" through Central Park's man-made Adirondack Mountains and so much more. This very fascinating, educational, and entertaining tour is conducted by a licensed New York City tour guide with over 20 years of experience. FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED. Small group - Limited to 15 people.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Revolutionary Tours NYC

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We start off with the history of the park including the designers, why the park was built, when it was built, how it was built. We'll start the walk along the path and the rolling terrain of The Pool area. You'll also visit the secret Grotto waterfall and understand its purpose...........Keep in mind that there are many SECRET PLACES that are not listed here!

Duration: 30 minutes

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As we leave the Pool area, you'll walk through this sensational stone arch designed in the 1860s. Nothing prepares you for the scenery that you'll see when you pass through this high arch.

Duration: 15 minutes

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Visit the manmade Adirondack Mountain scenery of the spectacular North Woods and leave the hustle and jar of New York City. We'll walk along The Ravine of Central Park. You'll see a waterfall, rustic bridges of stone and wood and be surrounded by trees and the sounds of birds.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Harlem Meer

Get a great view of this body of water from one of the forts.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Walk along this beautiful body of water in the North Woods.

Duration: 30 minutes

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Visit this War of 1812 fortification.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Conservatory Garden

Visit all three serene French, English and Italian formal gardens built in the 1930s.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Hear about the most important person in the history of New York that you haven't heard about.

Duration: 5 minutes
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