Fort Tryon Cottage & Heather Garden
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cottage: Guy Lowell, 1908; Garden: Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr., 1935

Donated to NYC in 1935 by John D. Rockefeller Jr., Fort Tryon Park encompasses 67 acres with majestic views of the Hudson River. Initially, the 1908 cottage was the gatekeeper's house for C.G.K Billing's mansion "Tryon Hall." John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the Olmsted Brothers incorporated the gatehouse into the design for Fort Tryon Park. The gatehouse was later used as the Park Foreman's home and subsequently became the park's administrative offices.

Please note that NYC Parks assigns tour times to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis; if spots are still open when you arrive, you will be assigned to the next available tour time, which may be later in the day. Please plan accordingly.

Cottage Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Tours with historians Robin Boomer & Anthony Ruiz will take place on both days at 12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30pm. (20 min)

Heather Garden Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Tours with John Kelly, Landscape Coordinator, and Leslie Day, Author and Naturalist, will take place on both days at  12, 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30pm. (20 min)

Access Notes: The Heather Garden is fully accessible, however the Cottage is not due to stairs.

 

Image Credit: Jeff Hoppa