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

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

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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

Directions

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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Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5Fort Tryon Park Star Rating

3 Star Rating Great park to walk in during the day if you have a dog or on a warm summer day after a trip to the cloisters. It's rough at night time. The trails need to be repaved.

Argeny Bisono - 13 days ago

4 Star Rating Long park as much as I get lost. It starts from outside of 190 street station of the A line and stops at Dyckman St and Broadway. In the between there's the Cloisters. Other than that it's also one of the few nicest parks the Heights has. Just use a map and you'll be good🙆

Dalia Marquez - 18 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 - 23 days ago

5 Star Rating This park is paradise for fall lovers.. the photos speak better than me. You must visit this park magic is in the air here.. this colors are seriously a dream!

Dayana Luque - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating I good place to wind up and relax. Far from the hustle bustle of Manhattan, ones can just sit on one of the benches, overlooking the Hudson River. The place is filled with the chorus of birds and insects, it was so relaxing. Take a cozy stroll or even exercise if you might.

Trisa Melati - 1 month ago

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