Local Northern Forts Tour At The Harlem Meer

ft lookoutHistory buffs will love this exploration of the Fort Landscape in the northern part of Central Park. Visit the site of a string of military fortifications built atop the steep bluffs of the Harlem Meer.

Join Central Park Conservancy guides to see sites of former forts that played important strategic roles in the American Revolution and the War of 1812, and enjoy the stunning overlook to the Harlem Meer. Highlights of this tour include McGowan’s Pass, Fort Clinton, Nutter’s Battery, and the Harlem Meer.

Meet: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues). Tour ends near the Park perimeter at 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.Map of start location

Terrain: Uneven, with many hills and stairs

Length of Tour: approximately 90 minutes

Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10)

Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday August 1, 2015 – 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday August 5, 2015 – 11:00 AM
  • Monday August 17, 2015 – 11:00 AM
  • Thursday August 27, 2015 – 11:00 AM

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