Central Park North: A Historic Oasis In the Heart of NYC

Discover the natural beauty and stunning landscapes in upper Central Park

The north end of Central Park offers a unique and captivating experience for visitors.  Its lush woods, serene water bodies, and stunning architectural landmarks are a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the park’s southern section; a must-see for history buffs and nature enthusiasts alike.  

The hilly, wild landscape is home to some of the park’s most iconic architectural landmarks such as the War of 1812-era Blockhouse and the grand formal Conservatory Garden. These structures not only add to the park’s aesthetic appeal but also offer a glimpse into the park’s rich history.

Visiting Central Park’s north end promises an enriching experience that combines natural beauty, history, and even wildlife. Whether you are looking to unwind, explore architectural marvels, or connect with nature, a tour of this area will not disappoint.

Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, March 23rd at 10 am
Sunday, April 28th at 10 am

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Conservatory Garden

Tour Highlights Include:

The Blockhouse (1814)

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The Tour

The tour lasts 2 hours and covers about 2 miles. It starts at the Conservatory Garden (we will send the exact meeting place when you sign up).

Note: This tour includes steep inclines, staircases, and uneven walking surfaces.  



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Please contact us to set up a private tour!


Walking Tour: 2 hours


This tour is best suited for ages 16+

Conservatory Garden

Beth Goffe is a longtime Upper West Side resident and NYC licensed tour guide who makes a habit of collecting interesting and entertaining stories about her home neighborhood. 

Prep for the Central Park North Tour by listening to Bowery Boys episodes: “The Creation of Central Park” and “Frederick Law Olmsted and the Plan for Central Park”.