Photograph by Richard Berenholtz
Photograph by Richard Berenholtz

Summer 2021 Walking Tours

This summer the Museum inaugurates a series of walking tours of our Battery Park City neighborhood that explore its history and construction from Hudson River piers, World Trade Center landfill, and Art on the Beach art installations to a master-planned community of lush landscaped parks and more than 8,200 residential units that led NYC in requiring green-building standards.

Three different tours explore three areas of the 92-acre Battery Park City: the Museum's own South neighborhood; the commercial skyscraper hub of the original World Financial Center, now Brookfield Place; and the North neighborhood, built mostly after 2001 to mandatory "green guidelines." All tours also emphasize parks, past and present, and consider the evolving plans to address the challenges of climate change and resiliency along the waterfront. 

RSVPs for Tour 1 open in June. Reservations for July's Tour 2 open in July. August's Tour 2 opens for RSVPs in August. Please click on the individual dates below for further details. 

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Left to right: Thomas Airviews/ Collection of the New York Historical Society, Collection of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Thomas Airviews/ Collection of the New York Historical Society
Left to right: Thomas Airviews/ Collection of the New York Historical Society, Collection of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Thomas Airviews/ Collection of the New York Historical Society
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