If you are a person that's seen and done it all before, this tour is for you. You may think you know Central Park but you've never seen it like this. On this tour, you'll discover a Central Park that was completed without the famous nineteenth century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, uncover ruins that tell a story of our young nation in times of war, hear the tale of a mistaken identity that led to the murder of one of the park's founders, visit the site of a riot, and shine a light on underground relics hidden in plain sight. We will take you through the park with our really bright flashlight and a bunch of glowsticks and share with you a Central Park that very few people know about - even those that regularly walk through it during daylight hours. If you're looking for a tour that covers all of the highlights of Central Park and a comprehensive history, check out our sunset tours of the park - where we cover the southern half of the park. If you're looking to get off the beaten path, hear intriguing stories, and learn about the history of the park both before it became what it is today and during its construction, join us for Central Park After Dark.
Matt, Kelsey, Heather, & Chris
Hi, I'm Matt. I'm an actor, historic preservationist, tour guide, and food lover. I've also been featured numerous times on Travel Channel talking about New York City's history. I love my city and showing people around it. It's incredibly unique. Since it's founding in 1629, it's attracted people from all over the world with big dreams, just like mine. I work with three incredible guides: Chris, Heather, and Kelsey. We've all spent time pouring over old maps, plans, and newspaper articles and watching movies shot in the park to make sure we can answer any question
We will cover lesser-known Central Park from 100th Street to 110th Street. You'll see three rustic arches, an ancient road, discover three natural water sources that created the park's man-made bodies of water, three military sites, two cannons, the site of a riot, a stone bench, a bolt, a swimming pool/ice rink, and a few waterfalls. We will end the tour in South Harlem which has a bevy of incredible dining options and bars.