Tours

Hidden Secrets of Central Park

Forty million people visit Central Park every year, but what do they really know about this emerald oasis in the heart of the city? The Hidden Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour offers new perspectives and deep insights into the park’s rich history and surprising ecological diversity. Did you know, for example, that 280 different species of birds (including peregrine falcons!) have been spotted in the park? Or that the park contains caves that date back to its construction in the 1850s?

This two-hour walking tour will turn you into a veritable font of knowledge about Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s manmade wonderland. Think of the dinner party trivia—not to mention amazing Instagram photos—you’ll come away with.

Details:
Hidden Secrets of Central Park Walking Tour
208 W. 80th St
Two-hour tours meet daily, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
$65 for adults, $55 for children, book in advance