Bryant Park | Public Tours

Bryant Park Tours

Free Public Tours

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed “Needle Park” of the 1970s into Manhattan’s Town Square of today. Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park’s rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and depart promptly from the Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, near 41st Street and Sixth Avenue.

Weekly Tours

Year round, Wednesdays
Check-in with tour guide by 10:55am
Tour departs promptly at 11:00am
Capped at 20 participants

Evening Tours

April - November, First Tuesday
Check-in with tour guide by 6:55pm
Tour departs promptly at 7:00pm
Capped at 40 participants

All tours are weather-dependent. Check our events page for day-of cancellation information. Click here to register with Eventbrite.

Group Reservations, Private Tours, and Presentations for Industry Leaders

Parties of six or more can be best accommodated with a private tour scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Private tours are generally paid tours, at a low fee.

We also offer private management presentations for researchers, urban planners, architects, fellow Business Improvement Districts, and other interested parties. We recommend a two-hour session, including a one-hour in-office presentation and Q&A, followed by a one-hour private park tour. Topics covered include funding and sponsorship, programming, concessions, security, and placemaking. Private management presentations are led by a knowledgeable member of Bryant Park Corporation’s executive staff, offering an insider’s perspective on the private management and ongoing maintenance of Bryant Park.

For group reservations, private tours, and private management presentations for industry leaders, please email

Free Audio Tour

Can’t make it to one of our free walking tours? Take a stroll through one of New York City’s finest public spaces with Matthew Broderick as your guide. Matthew serves up fascinating facts about Bryant Park and trenchant observations about its denizens, past and present.

The Bryant Park Audio Tour was produced in collaboration with Soundwalk' in 2009.

Click here for access to the ten-part series. You can also download the free audio tour through iTunes.