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New York City: Secrets of Central Park South Walking Tour

Product ID: 349566
Uncover some of the hidden knowledge behind Central Park. This adventurous series of three different walking tours explores the lesser-known stories behind many locations and objects within the park.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Uncover the untold stories behind the history of Central Park
  • Encounter and hear tales about obscure locations and objects in Central Park
  • Explore beyond the famous locations within the park and discover the areas that serve the locals
  • Gain hidden knowledge about Central Park with a local insider
  • Take a great walking tour for locals and visitors
Full description
Discover hidden knowledge behind some of the famous monuments of Central Park. Your walking tour will relate to stories behind such sites as the Bethesda carvings, the Angel of the Waters fountain, swill milk, Phrenology, a blind mule, and much more.

This adventurous walking tour is one of three in a series entitled “Secrets of Central Park”. Each 2-hour tour begins at 2:30PM daily, and explores either the South, Middle Kingdom, or North sections of Central Park individually. Each walking tour unlocks secrets and juicy stories around the development and growth of this iconic New York City landmark. Time will also be given to the founding, development, and cultural influences of Central Park's past and present.

All these tours were developed and are led by Manhattan local, Lyall Croft. Croft is a former Central Park employee, historian, educator, and professional licensed guide with more than 15 years' guiding experience.
  • Experienced and licensed tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food or drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your tour meets in front of the Museum of Arts and Design, directly across from Central park at 2 Columbus Circle. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes before the tour start time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour will take place rain or shine, please dress for the weather
Organized by

Manhattan and Beyond Tours llc

Product ID: 349566