Central Park Tour: Seneca Village
Before the city built Central Park, the area on the West Side between 83rd and 89th Streets was home to Seneca Village, the largest community of African-American property owners in New York.
Join Conservancy guides on this newly enhanced tour of the Seneca Village site and discover more about its history, the lives of its residents, and what recent archaeological discoveries reveal about this remarkable community and its place in 19th-century New York. Tour highlights include the former sites of the Village’s three churches, a natural spring that was a primary water source for residents, and the site of the original reservoir, which stood in what is today one of the Park’s most popular landscapes.
Meet: Inside the Park at 85th Street and Central Park West. Map of start location
Terrain: Moderate inclines, and a few stairs
The tour route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs. Tour starts and ends inside the park at 85th Street and Central Park West.
Space is limited; advance ticket purchase recommended. Tickets available on-site only with a credit card. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. Out of consideration for other guests we cannot accommodate those arriving after the start time.
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