FAQ

The Mall & Literary Walk

The Mall & Literary Walk

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Where does the tour start and end? Each tour begins in front of The Arsenal, just down the stairs into Central Park located at the corner of 5th Avenue and East 64th Street. The Arsenal is in same part of the park as the famous Central Park Zoo and many of our guests choose to visit the zoo before taking the tour. The tour ends on the west side of the park at The American Museum of Natural History on 81st Street and Central Park West. Your guide will be able to help you with transportation options.
    • Do I need to have a voucher or printout with me? It depends on how you booked the tour. If you book through our website, you will not need a voucher. The tour guide will know to expect you. Some of our ticket partners require us to collect vouchers and some do not.
    • What should I wear for the tour? Weather appropriate clothing with a good pair of comfortable walking shoes. We do lots of walking over varied terrain and we move fairly quickly at times.
    • Should I bring anything? An umbrella wouldn’t hurt. Weather can change very quickly and while it may appear sunny, it could be raining by the end of your tour.
    • Is the tour handicap accessible? No. Central Park was built in 1858 long before handicap accessibility. There are several steps, some unpaved paths and hills. Unfortunately it is not possible to take the tour in a wheelchair.
    • Are children allowed on the tour? Children are allowed on the tour but parents will be responsible for ensuring that their child is well behaved. Crying, whining, rough-housing, and rowdiness will not be permitted. The tours have a relaxing and for some romantic quality and if the guide feels that this is being disrupted, they may ask you to leave the group. A refund will not be issued.
    • How long is the tour? Approximately two and a half hours.
    • Is there a lot of walking involved? Yes. There will be lots of walking and we will move at a brisk pace. The tour involves approximately 2.5 miles of walking and 27 stops. Do not book the tour if you think you will be unable to keep up with the tour group.
The Dairy

The Dairy

Turtle Pond

Turtle Pond