History in Hudson Heights

Janes Walk

Led By Robert Marks

Approximately one hour walk starting at Bennett Park (185th Street and Fort Washington Avenue) and ending in Fort Tryon Park. Several sites and events will be discussed including the James Gordon Bennett and property, Battle of Fort Washington, the George Washington Bridge, features of the Hudson River, Mother Cabrini, the creation of Fort Tryon Park and the background of the Cloisters collection.


Walking with some slight up grades and a few steps in Fort Tryon Park.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Saturday, May 6, 2023
11:00 AM
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
A square stone tablet in Bennett Park, NY attesting the fact that this is the highest natural point on Manhatten (height: 265 ft, 80.8 meter above sea level). Photo: Wikimedia Commons, H.L.I.T.