New York Harbor Parks has a wide range of opportunities to offer. Throughout the year, visitors can take any and all of the self-guided walking tours: The New Amsterdam Trail explores the city’s Dutch roots; This Hallowed Ground teaches about slavery in Old New York; the New York Freedom Trail or George Washington’s New York delve into the Revolutionary War years. During the warmer months, one can opt for ranger-led walking tours of the following: The New Amsterdam Trail, This Hallowed Ground, the New York Freedom Trail. Self-guided tours can be downloaded from the website.
Seasonal water tours have a different perspective to offer. Gateway to America Official Tours, in partnership with the National Park Service, presents a comprehensive history of the harbor. America: Who We Are addresses the evolving immigrant experience. America’s Frontline focuses on harbor defenses, while Naturally, New York teaches about harbor wildlife and ecology.
Special programs and events are held throughout the year. Be sure to check the website for the latest listings, dates and times.