Secret Places of Central Park

New York, United States

Experience hosted by Bruce

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience hidden 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 beautiful locations all above 100th Street. Learn the history of the park and its creators, find out what was there before, visit forts from the Revolutionary War, see the stunning formal gardens, "hike" through Central Park's Adirondack Mountains, and much more. This fascinating, educational and entertaining tour is conducted by a licensed New York City tour guide with over 20 years of experience.

Here are just a few of the many adventures on this tour:
Be transported to mountain/rustic scenery in the middle of Manhattan.
Visit the ethereal "Secret Garden".
See the ornate French iron gate that protected Cornelius Vanderbilt II’s mansion.
Overlook the scenic vistas near the Harlem Meer.
Look at a marvel of engineering: an arch made of uncut boulders with no mortar.
Visit forts from the Revolutionary War and War of 1812
...and so much more!
This is a GREAT experience for corporate groups & team building.
**The tour takes place in rain, snow, or shine.**
Experience hidden 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 beautiful locations all above 100th Street. Learn the history of the park and its creators, find out what was there before, visit forts from the Revolutionary War, see the stunning formal gardens, "hike" through Central Park's Adirondack Mountains, and much more. This fascinating, e…

Meet your Host, Bruce

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Born in New York City, I've been a licensed NYC tour guide for over 20 years, educating and entertaining people from all over the world (including many New Yorkers). This is a Central Park experience like no other. Visit the secret places and learn the secrets. It's part urban hike through stunning mountain-like scenery and a historical journey where surprises abound. No matter if you know Central Park or not, you will make discoveries in parts of the park that most people never visit.
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Born in New York City, I've been a licensed NYC tour guide for over 20 years, educating and entertaining people from all over the world (including many New Yorkers). This is a Central Park experience like no other. Visit the secret places and learn the secrets. It's part urban hike through stunning mountain-like scenery and a historical journey where surprises abound. No matter if you know Central Park or not, you will make discoveries in parts of the park that most people never visit.…
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Where you'll be

We'll be in the parts of Central Park that most people never see, all above 100th Street, including the tranquil and rugged North Woods (with man-made "Adirondack Mountain" scenery), the site of Revolutionary War forts, the beautiful Conservatory Gardens, the site of a convent and more!

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 74 reviews.

Olivia
October 2021
I learned so much about the history of New York and saw some really beautiful spots! The tour was paced well and a good amount of time. Definitely recommend! Thanks Bruce
Dave
October 2021
We had an amazing time on our walking tour with Bruce. We saw parts of the Central Park that most people don’t see. Bruce is an outstanding guide who gave us great knowledge about the history of Central Park and New York in general. I highly recommend this tour.
Nami
September 2021
I really enjoyed this tour! I have lived in NYC for several years and didn't know this part of Central Park existed. Slice of heaven!!!
Kimberly
September 2021
It was great, a lot of walking but I enjoyed. Bruce was very knowledgeable. I would do it again but next time back pack and tennis shoes.
Lena
August 2021
This was a beautiful and very informative tour. We saw so many interesting things we wouldn't have found otherwise, and enjoyed learning about the history of the park and the city. Bruce also had helpful book and museum recommendations and sent a detailed follow-up email with more information. Would recommend his tour to anyone.
Veronika
August 2021
Amazing tour! I saw Central Park on many tours but never the spots shown by Bruce. It was great, it made me discover the park on a new level!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfortable shoes for walking on dirt, rocks and pavement

snacks, water