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 When interstate truck traffic made the railway outdated, it fell into ruin, only to be regenerated as a park.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 High Line Tours and discover New York's most exciting new park and learn about the history of the Meatpacking District as well as 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.
Sights and topics we cover on our High Line Tours:
- Meatpacking District
- Gansevoort Market Historic District
- Death Avenue and West Side Cowboys
- Chelsea Hotel
- Chelsea Piers
- 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.
Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1 mile in length.
When: @6 pm on Mondays
- Runs as a part of our All-in-One Downtown Tour @10 am on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
- Runs as half of our Greenwich Village and High Line Tour @2 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- We now have a free audio tour of the High Line to go along with our free self-guided tour.
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.