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Secret Places of Central Park

New York City, United States

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2 hours 30 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

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.

What's Included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Small group - Limited to 15 people.
  • Gratuities
  • Face masks - Everyone needs one to wear for entire tour and social distance.

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Pool, New York, NY 10025, USA

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

Stop At: Glen Span

The Location

Where To Go

405 Central Park West, New York, NY 10025, USA


New York City, United States

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (3)

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Great experience! Bruce is very...


Great experience! Bruce is very knowledgeable and provided excellent explanations on all the sites we visited.

Very knowledgeable and interesting! Enjoyed...

John A | Mar 2020

Very knowledgeable and interesting! Enjoyed the tour. Great way to spend a few hours in New York City.

Bruce’s love of the park...

Marlene S

Bruce’s love of the park and teaching coincided to make it an enjoyable afternoon for teens as well as adults!

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tours go out in rain, snow and shine. There are no cancellations or rescheduling for rain or snow within 24 hours of the start of the tour.
  • The tour is approximately 3.5 miles and takes about 2.5 hours. You should be in good physical shape; there is uneven terrain, unpaved trails, rocks, some steep (but short) hills on dirt and mulch, uneven stairs and potentially slippery areas. It is essential that you dress appropriately and wear suitable shoes.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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