Fort Tryon Park – Quick Facts
- Fort Tryon Park is located in upper Manhattan and covers portions of the Washington Heights, Hudson Heights, and Inwood neighborhoods.
- The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is located within Fort Tyron Park.
- Starting in 1917, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. bought several estates in the area with the plan of creating a park. He gifted what is now Fort Tryon Park to the City of New York in 1931.
- For the park’s design, Rockefeller hired the Olmsted Brothers firm, the firm formed by the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, co-designer of Central Park.
- The Cloisters Museum focuses on the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The buildings themselves are composed partially of medieval structures bought in Europe and reassembled onsite.