World War I in the Bronx: A Nostalgia Ride to Van Cortlandt Park - 1:30 Tour

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Saturday May 06

11:00 AM  –  5:00 PM

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. Pack a picnic for a special centennial commemoration Nostalgia Ride on the Transit Museum’s Lo-Vs – celebrating the 100th anniversary of their first year in service on the IRT — from Grand Central to Van Cortlandt Park. There, explore the park, take an optional walking tour of key World War I sites in the park with The Bronx County Historical Society, and learn more about New York City’s role in World War I.



This ticket is for the round-trip Nostalgia Ride aboard the New York Transit Museum's vintage train and a 1:30 walking tour led by The Bronx County Historical Society. For other ticketing options, please view the event page on our website.
Please note: This ticket includes a $5 charge for the walking tour. To receive the member ticket price of $40/$25 in your check-out basket, existing members must sign-in above to verify membership. Refunds are not available for ticketed programs. Should you be unable to attend, 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.