Holding the Park's northern highlands was key in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 because armies could see their enemies approach as they sailed down the East River. History buffs will love this tour of the Harlem Meer and its strategic environs. For directions, please call 212-860-1370.
Tour meets at: The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues
NOTE: Groups of seven or more people should call 212-360-2726 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a custom tour.
Accessibility level ***
Tour accessibility is rated as follows:
* Easy to negotiate; paths and few stairs - mostly accessible to people with disabilities
** Moderate inclines and stairs, paths clear and negotiable - only parts accessible to people with disabilities
*** Hilly, stairs, and a few Park-related obstacles to negotiate - not recommended for people with disabilities