Visitor Guides

Planning a visit to The Battery?  Check out these mobile and printable resources to guide your exploration of our 25 acres of historic waterfront park.

Blooms of The Battery

The breathtaking floral displays of The Battery change each month, as new plants blossom and fruit over the course of the season.  Use these monthly bloom guides to learn more about some of the prominent plants flowering throughout the park.

October Blooms

November Blooms

Family Scavenger Hunts

For those visiting The Battery with children, we invite you to print one of our scavenger hunt worksheets to guide your exploration of the plants and animals in the park.  Remember to print a map along with your worksheet, and please follow all social distancing guidelines while in the park.  We recommend bringing a clipboard and colorful drawing tools if you are able!  Please note that worksheets change seasonally.

Map for Worksheets

Fall at The Battery Family Worksheet for K-2nd Grade

Fall at The Battery Family Worksheet for 3rd-5th Grade

Field Guides

Explore the flora and fauna of the park with these field guides, which can be accessed on your mobile device or printed out and brought with you on your visit.  Click on the field guide title to view the PDF with images and information.

Trees:  The Battery is home to more than 500 trees, some more than 125 years old.  Use this map and field guide to identify our most common tree species using their leaf shapes, bark, and flowers, and read up on interesting facts for each.

Medicinal Plants:  This guide highlights the medicinal uses and rich cultural history of some of the plants growing throughout the park.  Most of these plants can be found in the Labyrinth area, which is home to our Forest Farm.

Park Birds: The ecological resources of The Battery attract dozens of bird species throughout the year, including some that migrate through and many that make their long-term home in this area.  Use this guide to quickly identify some of the park’s most common birds.

Waterfowl: The Battery waterfront is a fantastic place to view the aquatic birds of the Hudson River.  Use this guide to identify and learn more about some of the park’s most common seabirds.

Walking Tours

Print the following materials as guides to help you explore the history of Lower Manhattan on your visit to The Battery.

A Walk Through History at The Battery

Immigration Highlights of The Battery

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