Washington Square Park. It spans almost 10 acres in lower Manhattan, and is a popular landmark for tourists and residents alike. This park contains the famous Washington Square Arch. The arch, built in 1892 out of Westchester marble, stands 77 feet tall and serves as one of the ends of 5th Ave. The arc is a dedication to George Washington and shows him as both the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and as the President of the United States. In addition to the Washington Square Arch, there is a large central fountain, a playground, a comfort station, dog runs, benches, tables, chess tables, grassy areas, plenty of trees and bushes, and more.
The park has been featured in the film I Am Legend, and the chess tables of the park have been featured in Searching for Bobby Fischer.
If you want to visit the park, you can either book one of our daily scheduled tours, specifically the Land & Sea NYC and the Manhattan tour, which briefly let you experience the park, or book a private tour with us and get a more in-depth and personal experience of Washington Square Park and other NYC landmarks. Contact us today for a first class experience of NYC.