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The High Line is Now Open

Updated: October 3, 2021
 By Courtney

The High Line is open as of July 16, 2020. This post explains the latest guidelines on how to visit the High Line. 

Be sure to check out our post Things to Do on the High Line when you do visit. 



We have an 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. 

Listen to an audio sample


HOW TO VISIT THE HIGH LINE (as of July 2020)

The park will have timed entry slots in order to limit the number of people who will be on the High Line at the same time.

Starting July 9 at 10 am you can make a reservation for time slots on July 16 through July 26.

Then, starting July 20, reservations will be opened every two weeks on Mondays allowing for reservations for the following two weeks.

Make your reservations on the High Line website.

There will be some walk-up passes, but it is highly recommended that you make a reservation.

Visiting hours are seven days a week from 12 pm to 8 pm.

It is always free to visit the park.


The only entrance is at Gansevoort St. and guests can only walk in one direction -- north toward 23rd St.

Exits via staircases are at 14th, 16th, 20th and 23rd Streets. The elevators at 14th and 23rd Streets are available to exit the park as well.

Note that bathrooms will be open but food vendors will not.

All visitors must follow the city's COVID-19 guidelines including wearing a mask and keeping a six-foot distance between people not in the same household.

Check back with us in a few weeks for information on the High Line's plans to open the park north of 23rd Street.


About The Author


Courtney is a lifelong New Yorker fascinated with the city’s history, culture and cuisine. She loves exploring the world, as well as sharing her travel expertise with others. She joined the Free Tours by Foot team in 2011, first as a guide and then as a writer. She has a law degree, a teaching degree and a worn-out passport. Her motto is “Have backpack, will travel”.
Updated: October 3rd, 2021
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