Exploring The Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park

Join us in discovering historic Fort Tryon Park as we take a wintry mid-morning stroll along the 8 miles of paved paths. Linger at the overlooks to grasp spectacular views of the Upper Hudson and George Washington Bridge. Immediately following we will explore The Cloisters which houses several European monasteries and an abundance of medieval art. One of the most popular attractions is a set of Gothic tapestries from a chateau in France recounting the "Hunt of the Unicorn". Enjoy the architecture, interior courtyards with lovely gardens and sculptures. The Cloisters was designated an official New York City landmark in 1974 and was gifted to the city by John D. Rockefeller Jr. as well as 62-acres of land surrounding this 'place of religious seclusion'.

 

Group entrance fee is $20/pp; audio guides $6/pp; free tour and discussion of history of museum at 3pm. Meet at Willowbrook Mall to carpool. Wear comfortable walking shoes; bring snacks/lunch/water. The cafe is closed at the museum so we will eat our packed lunch in the park; bring thermos with hot beverage.  Group size limited; adverse road conditions cancels. Optional after-activity dinner.

 

For additional information, please visit the official AMC posting:

http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/65714

 

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  • Terry B

    WOW! What great shots -- you guys captured some really beautiful angles -- so creative! Thank you for sharing the day; the weather could not have been any better. ..and the Mexican feast was a lot of fun - thanks to Christine for coordinating.

    January 8, 2013

  • Steve L.

    Thanks, Terry for another wonderful day. We had great weather and a spirited group
    of adventurers. It is a very scenic and artistically stimulating area. Kudos to all the
    photographers and the splendid images they captured. Looking forward to a revisit
    in warm weather to see the gardens in full splendor.

    January 7, 2013

  • Greg H.

    We had a great time exploring the gardens and the Cloisters. It was a beautiful day for this special event.

    January 7, 2013

  • kathryn e.

    Had a great time. An urban hike/walk with a museum visit was an enjoyable cold weather alternative. Thanks Terry.

    January 7, 2013

  • Lisa

    Another fabulous day with Terry and the gang!

    January 6, 2013

  • Kathy K.

    Great job, Terry! This was a terrific way to spend a January day.

    January 6, 2013

  • Baps

    Anyone carpooling from Central NJ?

    January 4, 2013

  • Robin

    Anyone carpooling from Philadelphia/Delaware County?

    January 3, 2013

  • Baps

    Terry, I see that there is 1 spot available. I would like to sign up. Baps

    January 2, 2013

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