FIND A WALK
About the Walking the Old Croton Aqueduct Walk in New York
The Old Croton Aqueduct stretches 41 miles and once served to distribute water from the Croton River in Westchester County to Manhattan. Led by a preservation expert specializing in historic aqueducts from the Context network, we'll traverse several miles of this mammoth structure on our three-hour walking tour, tracing physical evidence of the Aqueduct through Manhattan.
As the City's first municipal public water supply, constructed between 1837-1842 and extended in the 1860s and 1870s, it was internationally recognized at the time of its completion as a model for other cities around the United States.The landmarks of the Croton Aqueduct, sometimes monumental and sometimes humble, offer an unparalleled infrastructural lens through which to view the city's historic urban fabric. Many of these landmarks, such as the High Bridge and Water Tower and several gate houses, will serve as our visual textbook as we examine the urban planning that provided running water to the city's residenceread more
- Duration: 3.5 hours
- Category: Architecture
- Group: US$75 per person
- Private: US$380 per party