Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench

Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench

The Andrew H. Green Memorial Bench is at the crest of a hill overlooking what was once McGown’s Pass at 106th St.  Green, a New Englander who cherished Milton and enjoyed listening to Protestant hymns, shared Olmsted’s belief in duty, order, hard work, and efficiency. He was deeply attached to his family’s rural Worcester, Massachusetts, homestead (Green Hill) and had embraced Olmsted and Vaux’s pastoral aesthetic.

Only two years older than Olmsted, Green was, even his nephew conceded, “imperious … vain … parsimonious,” but he was “lavish” in his “unrequited work for the benefit of mankind.” The seventh child of eleven, at age fifteen he had left Worcester for the New York City mercantile world, where he became a real estate lawyer. He thrived as a Yankee Democrat who believed in both individual initiative and the leadership of the “best men.” In a family that produced ministers, doctors, teachers, engineers, and missionaries, Green had internalized a mission of public service, and he mastered the art of intimidation to achieve his ends. Faced with Olmsted’s relentless protestations of purity of motive and judgment, Green seems to have relished demonstrating that he was not only a better but a stronger Puritan. Inattention to accounts was a luxury that no man could afford.

It was Green’s vision, and attention to detail, that effected the changes in New York City that led the metropolis into the 20th century.

Walking Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The walking tour covers all most beautiful sights of the southern half of Central Park. You will walk through some of the 58 miles of trails the park has to offer passing a lake, rocky outcrops, bridges, arches, sculptures and more.
This tour takes you off the beaten path to sights both the bikes and pedicabs cannot reach - book here.

Bicycle Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The bicycle tour provides a complete journey through 843 acres of Central Park, guaranteeing that you will see the most out of any tour available. Your tour guide will provide background information, historical insight, and point out some of the most photogenic sites for you to capture photos!
This tour covers about six miles in a casual, smooth pace with lots of stops for walking and photos. It's the ultimate way to discover Central Park - book here.

Pedicab Tour Overview

  • Duration: 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The most comfortable way to explore Central Park. No need to walk or peddle - just sit, lay back and enjoy beautiful views and insightful commentary.
This is a private tour for you and your party. A complete, relaxed, and personalized experience of Central Park. You can choose from 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours tour options.  Custom pick up/drop off spots are available too - book here.

Combination Tour Overview

  • Duration: 2 hours or 3 hours
  • Book Risk Free: Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Free reschedule or full refund in case of bad weather
  • Tickets: Both printed and mobile tickets accepted

The Combined Pedicab & Bicycle Tour is ideal for parties when one part part prefers to ride their own bikes, and another part prefers the comfort of the pedicab – on this tour all the group will stay together and have stops for walking and group pictures - book here.


About Central Park

Find all the information you need to enjoy your visit to New York City's iconic Central Park.


Things To Do

From The Philharmonic on the Great Lawn to Shakespeare in the Park to SummerStage, Central Park offers an endless array of things to do, see, hear - and, with two full service restaurants and several cafes, taste.  You can visit The Shakespeare Garden, take in a performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater, take a ride on the Carousel - or just sit and people watch at Bethesda Terrace!


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New York, NY, 10028

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