High Line Park was once the High Line, an elevated freight railroad track that connected trains directly to factories and warehouses. In 1847, street-level railroads allowed freight trains to utilize Manhattan's West Side as their main thoroughfare. New York's "West Side Cowboys" assisted in managing the traffic, however because so many accidents occurred, the city and state of New York and the New York Central Railroad constructed the High Line as part of the Manhattan West Side Improvement Project. After the High Line was no longer used, it was commissioned into High Line Park.
This two-hour walking tour of High Line Park takes you through the trendy Meatpacking District and into the Collier Publishing building, then along the 1.45 mile (2.33-kilometer) length of the park, which was once this elevated rail track. Your professional, knowledgeable guide will take you from the beginning of the Manhattan's West Side history through to the inception of the High Line, while identifying the unique plant life now inhabiting the former railroad tracks.
This region has been developed with public art, and the native greenery has been incorporated with the long forgotten tracks to create a spectacular, dynamic park. You will see magnificent views of the New York City skyline as well as the Hudson River. You will also have the opportunity to visit the White Star Pier, where the survivors of Titanic disembarked, as well as the old Nabisco factory, where the Oreo Cookie was invented.
Note: The exact meeting location will be provided upon booking.
What to expect
- Stroll through High Line Park, Meatpacking District, and Chelsea Market on this lively, historical tour
- See the public art, native greenery, and former freight-train tracks on this fantastic tour about transformation from rail to park
- Learn about the neighborhoods' histories through the inception of the High Line and West Side Cowboys
About this Activity
|Price||$30.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||2 hours|
Cancellations must be made a week in advance for a full refund. Cancellations 3 to 6 days in advance will be charged a 50% cancellation fee and 2 days or less before will be charged 100% cancellation fee.