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Meatpacking District, Little Island & High Line Tour


Meatpacking District, Little Island & High Line

Join Free Tours by Foot offers pay-what-you-like High Line Tours as we help you explore New York City's most exciting public park.

The area around the High Line Park was a vital business district of New York City, supplying fresh fruits, French Cheeses and Russian caviar as well as fresh meats to City markets. The hustle and bustle of the streets induced the City to elevate the railroad trains delivering goods to the commercial buildings. When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.

NOTE: We now have a free audio tour of the High Line narrated by one of our professional guides where you can hear some of the same great stories and historical facts you would on our live tour.

Join Free Tours by Foot on our Meatpacking District, Little Island and High Line Tour and discover New York's most exciting new park and learn about the history of the Meatpacking District, as well as Little Island and Chelsea and it's wonderful market. We'll show you the unique architecture and cutting edge art that is a part of and surrounds the High Line, but you really should come for the awesome views!

For a grimmer history of this park, check out our Dark Side of the High Line Tour (private tour only).

Sights and topics we cover on our High Line Tours:

  • High Line Tour Meatpacking District
  • Gansevoort Market Historic District
  • Death Avenue and West Side Cowboys
  • Chelsea Hotel
  • Chelsea Piers
  • Little Island
  • 100th Anniversary of Titanic Sinking
  • Chelsea Market
  • High Line Art Project
  • New Jersey!!
  • and much more...

Check out the companion self-guided tour with a downloadable map.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Tour meets at the intersection of West 14th Street and 9th Avenue, in front of the "Little Flatiron Building" (triangular building on West 14th Street) (map). Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo.  Tour ends in Hudson Yards (map).

Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1 mile in length.

When: @2pm Fridays and @2pm Saturdays March 16th through June 16th.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.

If you can't take one of our High Line tours and you are considering purchasing a tourist pass, keep in mind that a daily tour of the High Line are included with both the Explorer Pass and New York Pass.   Read our post on whether a tourist pass is for you.   If you are considering the Big Bus hop-on, hop-off service, they have a stop at the High Line.  Check out our guide to New York bus tour options.

And much, much more

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