Easy Walking Tour of Untermyer Gardens | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Easy Walking Tour of Untermyer Gardens


Untermyer Park & Gardens
945 N Broadway
Yonkers, NY 10701

40.965993 -73.885975

County: Westchester
Region: Lower Hudson


  • September 21, 2024, 10:00AM
Detailed Times/Hours Open Daily 9 AM until one hour before sunset, 7 days a week, free admission.


Event Type Historic Site Tour/History Description This leisurely 60-minute walking tour led by one of our expert volunteer guides will cover the Walled Garden and Lower Terrace, including the newly-restored Persian Pool with its intricate sea creature mosaics and Temple of the Sky with its restored Medusa mosaic. All the paths are flat stone dust, and there are two short flights of steps. There are no hills to climb. Throughout the tour, you will learn about the rich history of Untermyer Gardens, beginning with its origin in 1862. The tour will take you through the estate's three owners, emphasizing its world-famous heyday during the Untermyer years, its decline after 1940, and the remarkable restoration efforts that have been ongoing since 2011 to the present day. The tour will also highlight the remarkable architecture of the gardens, with an emphasis on Samuel Untermyer and his wife Minnie, and their place in early 20th century history. You will learn about their contributions to the gardens, which are regarded as some of the most beautiful and intricate in the world. There will be some limited discussion of the horticulture but the magnificent plantings will mostly speak for themselves. Organization Hosting the Event Untermyer Gardens Conservancy Phone Number 914-613-4502


Advance registration required.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/936619422907 or untermyergardens.org/tours

Additional Information

Event Duration (hours): 1
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: n/a

Family Friendly: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? Yes
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