A public garden & cultural center

Directions

Public Transportation

Metro-North Railroad

Take the Hudson Line local train to Riverdale. 

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A free Wave Hill shuttle meets northbound trains at 9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm and 3:45pm. (Southbound passengers may wish to wait a few minutes to meet the free shuttle.) Return shuttles for southbound trains leave Wave Hill’s front gate at 20 minutes past the hour, from 12:20pm through 5:20pm. (Northbound passengers may ride the shuttle van and wait a few extra minutes for the next northbound train.)

Subway (A, 1) 

Take the #1 train to the terminus of the line at West 242nd Street. A free Wave Hill shuttle van meets passengers on the west side of Broadway in front of Burger King at 10 minutes past the hour, from 9:10am to 3:10pm. The shuttle van returns visitors to Broadway in front of Burger King, departing Wave Hill’s front gate on the hour, from noon until 5pm. 

You may also take the A train to West 207th Street; transfer there to the Bx7 or Bx20 bus northbound to West 252nd Street. Wave Hill is a pleasant five-minute walk down West 252nd Street from the Henry Hudson Parkway/252nd Street bus stop. 

Bronx Bus (Bx1, Bx9, Bx12 and Bx7, Bx10)

Take the Bx9 northbound and get off at West 242nd Street to meet a free Wave Hill shuttle van picking up passengers on the west side of Broadway in front of Burger King at 10 minutes past the hour, from 9:10am to 3:10pm.

Take the Bx1, Bx7 or Bx10 to 231st Street and transfer to the Bx9 bus. Take the Bx9 northbound 11 blocks to West 242nd Street to meet the free Wave Hill shuttle van. Take the Bx12 to Fordham Plaza and transfer to the Bx9 northbound.

You may also take the Bx7 or Bx10 bus to West 252nd Street. Wave Hill is a pleasant five-minute walk down West 252nd Street from the Henry Hudson Parkway/252nd Street bus stop.

Express Bus

BxM1 express bus service runs between the East Side of Manhattan, starting at Third Avenue and 33rd Street, and Riverdale. BxM2 express bus service runs between the West Side of Manhattan, starting at Sixth Avenue and 35th Street, and Riverdale. Both buses stop at 252nd Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway East Service Road.  More about this service, including bus schedules.

By Car

Parking

Parking onsite is $8 per vehicle. Nearby offsite parking is free, with continuous shuttle van service to and from a nearby offsite lot. You may stop at the front gate to ask Wave Hill staff to direct you. Green signs are posted to lead you to the entrance of the offsite lot, which is located south of Wave Hill on Independence Avenue, at or just beyond the Riverdale Country School Lower School. 

From Manhattan

Take the Henry Hudson Parkway North to Exit 21, 246th-250th Street. Continue northbound on the service road to 252nd Street. Turn left onto the overpass. Turn left again at the light. Turn right at 249th Street and proceed to the Wave Hill gate. 

From New Jersey

From the George Washington Bridge, follow signs onto the Henry Hudson Parkway North to Exit 21, 246th-250th Street. Continue northbound on the service road to 252nd Street. Turn left onto the overpass. Turn left again at the light. Turn right at 249th Street and proceed to the Wave Hill gate. 

From Westchester County and points north

Take the Saw Mill River Parkway/Henry Hudson Parkway southbound. (The Saw Mill becomes the Henry Hudson at the City line.) Take Exit 22, 254th Street. Turn left at the stop sign. Turn left at the traffic light onto Riverdale Avenue/Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right at 249th Street and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate. 

From Central and East Bronx via the Mosholu Parkway

At the Mosholu Parkway's end, keep right and exit right (as the roadway splits) for the Henry Hudson Parkway southbound. Merge right into the Parkway. Take the second exit, Exit 22, 254th Street. Turn left at the stop sign. Turn left at the traffic light onto Riverdale Avenue/Henry Hudson Parkway service road. Turn right at 249th Street and proceed to the Wave Hill Gate.