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World War I in the Bronx: Van Cortlandt Park

October 13, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$40 / $35 for Museum Members
Photograph shows batteries of the 1st Field Artillery preparing to leave for Texas from their encampment at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, July 1916.

In 1917, soldiers, sailors and Marines departed New York City for France to fight in World War I. Before they deployed, some participated in training exercises at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, with patriotic New Yorkers gathering at the Parade Ground to observe the activities. Explore key World War I sites in Van Cortlandt Park with historian Vivian Davis of The Bronx County Historical Society, and learn more about New York City’s role in World War I on this walking tour.


Tickets will be available to museum members at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 22nd.

Remaining tickets will be available to the general public at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 23rd.

Tickets are $35 for museum members and $40 for the general public.

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Presented in partnership with The Bronx County Historical Society.

Walking and climbing stairs required. Please dress for the weather as this tour will take place primarily outdoors.

Photography and video recording are permitted. However, tripods, stands, selfie sticks, and external lights may not be used. All photographs taken are for personal use only and permission to photograph may be revoked at any time.

For information on American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit nytransitmuseum.org/accessibility. If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected] or call 718-694-1867. 

All ticket sales are final. Should you be unable to attend the tour on the date you reserved, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Museum is not able to reschedule reservations to another tour date.

Photo from the collections of the Library of Congress


October 13, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$40 / $35 for Museum Members
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