Self-Guided: A Walk Through History


Tour your students through the chronological history of this area of Manhattan (and even into the future!) by visiting some of the park’s landmarks and completing worksheet activities at each location. This trip engages with all areas of the park and addresses topics including the Lenape, European Exploration and Colonization, Dutch Settlement, Immigration, Climate Change, and Park Advocacy.

Offered At

The Battery Urban Farm

The Battery Urban Farm, a project of The Battery Conservancy, is an educational farm where, since 2011, New York City’s students, residents, and visitors have learned about their role as environmental stewards, along with sustainable farming techniques and the joys of tasting new foods. In 2015 we opened our Forest Farm, an enchanted forest of primarily native plants with a focus on edible and medicinal plants.

Our programming has shifted this season in response to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing. This winter, we are offering materials and support for groups interested in taking self-guided tours of the park. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see available Field Trips. If you're having trouble finding them, refresh the page and try again.

Please note that registration for spring trips opens in February, for summer trips opens in June, and for fall trips opens in August. If you do not see a time slot that works for you, please reach out through e-mail, or join our waitlist to be alerted when registration opens each season. We will do our best to accommodate you!



History, Colonial Times, Immigration, Native Americans, Social Studies


33 students, 1 chaperone per 2 students


60 min.


Field Trip


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Price Options

$0.00 per Group for Free