Tours of the High Line are an excellent way to learn more about the park's history, design, public artworks, and horticulture. Tours include information on the structure's history and Friends of the High Line's role in the preservation and reuse of the High Line as a public park. High Line tours last approximately one hour and are wheelchair accessible.
All High Line Tours begin at the 14th Street Passage—the semi-enclosed area on the High Line at West 14th Street—and move north along the park.
You can take the stairs or the elevator near the corner of the 10th Avenue and 14th Street to go up onto the High Line, then walk to the right (or south) to find the 14th Street Passage.
PRIVATE GROUP TOURS
To request a private tour, please complete an Online Scheduling Request Form. All requests must be received three weeks in advance of the preferred tour date.
High Line Private Group Tours are scheduled based on the availability of our High Line Docents. Upon receipt of a request, we begin the process of scheduling docents. In consideration of their time and support, we take every effort to minimize cancellations. Therefore, we require a $50 deposit for all tour requests.
Please note that filling out an Online Scheduling Request Form does not confirm your tour, as tours are given based on the availability of a High Line Docent.
PAYMENT Private Group Tours are paid tours that help fund the 450+ free public programs and activities organized each year by Friends of the High Line.
Group tour rates are as follows:
1 - 12 guests: $250
13 - 20 guests: $350
21 - 30 guests: $500
31 - 40 guests: $600
A $50 credit card deposit, via PayPal, is required upon submission of all requests. If your tour is booked, you will receive an email notification with your scheduled date and time, along with a link to submit your balance.
Upon notification, you will have five business days to submit payment for your balance. Once your tour is paid in full, you will receive detailed information about your tour, along with a receipt. Please note that all payments are non-refundable.
If we do not receive your balance, your tour will be cancelled and your $50 deposit will be forfeited.
If we are unable to book your tour, you will not be charged.
FREE GUIDED WALKING TOURS
During the warmer months of the year, visitors are welcome to participate in a free, guided walking tour every Tuesday at 6:30 PM and Saturday at 10:00 AM. Walking tours are led by High Line Docents — volunteers with expertise on the High Line's history, design, horticulture, art, and more. Free Guided Walking Tours take place weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, check the event calendar for cancellation announcements.
Guided Walking Tours for the 2014 season will run from Saturday, May 3, to Saturday, September 28.
The tour will meet on the West side of the 14th Street Passage, on the High Line just south of the 14th Street Elevator door. You can take the stairs or elevator to go up on the High Line, then walk to the right (or south) to meet the group. Look for the High Line staff member with a clipboard to sign up.
Guided Walking Tours are free, but space is limited according to the number of guides available. If one High Line Docent is available the tour is limited to 20 people, and if two High Line Docents are available the tour is limited to 40 people.
Guided Walking Tours are intended for individuals or parties with no more than five individuals. We are happy to accommodate larger groups in a private tour.
Please arrive by 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled tour start time.SUPPORT
High Line Docents are generously supported by REI, and, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
SPECIAL PROGRAM TOURS
Friends of the High Line also offers tours at other times throughout the warmer months as part of its ongoing public programs. These tours provide and insider's look into High Line history, design, horticulture, art, and food, and are offered by Friends of the High Line staff members and occasionally in conjunction with partners in New York City.
Because the High Line is elevated and exposed to the elements, please be aware that weather conditions can be different than on the street-level. If it is hot, it is possible that it will be hotter on the High Line. If it is cold and windy, it may likely be colder and windier on the High Line. Therefore, it is important that you are dressed appropriately.
CAROL BOVE, CATERPILLAR
High Line Art presents Caterpillar by artist Carol Bove, a HIGH LINE COMMISSION featuring seven sculptures that punctuate the wild landscape on the High Line at the Rail Yards, the third and final section of the High Line. On view for one year, Bove’s commission is the last opportunity to see this section of the elevated railway in its natural state before it opens as public parkland in 2014.
The commission is viewable during free public walks. Advance reservations are required. Learn more.
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For information about public walks of Carol Bove's Caterpillar in the High Line at the Rail Yards, email email@example.com.