Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park offers some spectacular views from one of the highest points in New York City

Blazing Colours in the Heather Garden at Fort Tryon Park
Blazing Colours in the Heather Garden at Fort Tryon Park cc licensed photo by Kristine Paulus

Located in Washington Heights, Fort Tryon Park is one of the highest points in New York City, sitting on top of a rugged ridgeline once inhabited by the Wiechquaesgeck Indians. The park was an auxiliary site for the American soldiers during the Battle of Fort Washington in November 1776 and was named after Sir William Tyron, the last British governor of New York after the British victory.

Carefully designed, Fort Tryon Park's verandas and pathways disappear into the wooden slopes to preserve the uninhabited feeling of the open areas and the commanding views of the New York City skyline, Hudson River, George Washington Bridge and Palisades.

The entire Fort Tryon Park consists of several formal gardens, children's play areas, walking trails and a diverse catalogue of recreational and entertainment programs. One of the most noteworthy sections is the newly revitalised, 3 acre Alpine Garden with stone staircases traversing the slopes down to Broadway. Glacial striations and other geological evidence of the last Ice Age can be observed in the natural rock formation as you descend.

Since 1938, Fort Tryon Park has been home to The Cloisters, an annex of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which exhibits approximately 3,000 works of European art dating from the third to ninth centuries. The Cloisters is constructed from sections of medieval French monasteries disassembled brick by brick and shipped to New York between 1934 and 1938 and reassembled in Fort Tryon Park. The grounds surrounding the museum are landscaped with cloistered gardens planted utilising the same horticultural techniques used in the Middle Ages.

Nearby attractions include: The Cloisters, Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden and Yankee Stadium

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Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Thursday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Friday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM
  • Sunday: 6:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Address: Riverside, Dr To Broadway, New York, NY 10040, USA

Phone: (212) 795-1388

Official Website: Fort Tryon Park

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Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
A190th Street3 minutes

How to get to Fort Tryon Park by Subway

Take the A train to 190th Street, head north on Fort Washington Avenue, bear slightly right onto Margaret Corbin Drive at the park's entrance.

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Rated 4.7 out of 5Fort Tryon Park Star Rating

5 Star Rating This is one of my favorite parks in Manhattan, with the Cloisters located inside. There are beautiful river views that make you feel you are not in NYC at all!

Philip Brown - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful scenery and views of the Hudson—a great place for a picnic or a nice nature walk in the city. When people talk about the Cloisters I feel like they're including Fort Tryon without realizing it.

Matt Sung - 6 days ago

5 Star Rating Fantastic park and very well maintained. The dog park is excellent and one of the largest in Manhattan!

Damian Chambers - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating A great quiet park in northern Manhattan. The park is generally not overly crowded and is a nice escape from midtown. This is a great place to come for a walk or to enjoy the views. There are also some commercial shops in a fairly quiet neighborhood. In my opinion, definitely worth the subway trip up from lower Manhattan although it's not as grand as Central Park.

Will Koehrsen - 17 days ago

5 Star Rating Great place to relax, hike, or just enjoy nature. When you get in to Fort Tryon park, you feel like you are not in the bustling city of New York, and you are actually in an immense forest in the Catskills, miles north of where you actually are. You can enjoy the chirping birds and the large trees, and enjoy all of the green space around you.

Basil Moore - 2 months ago


Enjoy this guided video tour of Fort Tryon Park

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