Circle Tours

The Battery

The New York Landmarks Conservancy was pleased to offer its members a tour of The Battery, a 25-acre park at the tip of Manhattan led by the Battery Conservancy. Located at the confluence of the Hudson and East Rivers, the Dutch settled here in 1624, and the first “battery” of cannons was erected to defend the young city of New Amsterdam. Today, The Battery is one of New York City’s oldest public parks and is the thriving green heart of dynamic Downtown New York. It is a model of conservation and biodiversity with vast public gardens, organic urban farms, toxin-free lawns and SeaGlass, the innovative aquarium carousel. Members learned about the park’s rich history, many important landmarks and monuments, the SeaGlass Carousel, 134,000 square feet of beautiful perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and so much more! Thanks to The Battery Conservancy and tour guide Greg Spec.



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Throughout the year, Circle tours go behind-the-scenes of some of New York’s most interesting historic properties. Some tours require hard hats to visit projects during restoration, while others showcase completed restorations of commercial buildings, residences, museums, churches, and synagogues. On occasion, conservators, engineers, and craftspeople open their studios to our Circle members.

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