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Getting Here

It's Easy!

Located just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill is in the Riverdale section of the Bronx—easily accessible by car or public transportation. Onsite parking is available on a limited basis.

Take Metro-North to the Riverdale Station on the Hudson Line, the #1 Subway to the Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street Station, or one of several bus routes. See below for options.

Our free shuttle service is temporarily suspended due to Covid-related precautions mandated by the City of New York.

Visitor Information

4900 Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10AM–4:30PM

Last admission at 4PM
Grounds close at 4:15PM

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By Metro-North

Take the Hudson Line train to the Riverdale Station. Walking from the station, uphill at first, takes 15 minutes. Free Wave Hill shuttle service is currently suspended due to Covid restrictions.

By #1 Subway

Take the #1 subway northbound to the last stop—Van Cortlandt Park/West 242nd Street. Free Wave Hill shuttle service currently suspended due to Covid restrictions.

By Bus

Express bus service on the BXM1 runs between the East Side of Manhattan and Riverdale, and the BXM2 between the West Side of Manhattan and Riverdale. You may also take the BX7 or BX10 bus to West 252nd Street. The stop for Wave Hill on all lines is at 252nd Street and the Henry Hudson Parkway with only a 6-minute walk to the front gate.

By Car

Wave Hill’s onsite parking lot is open, and our offsite lot—the Riverdale Park Parking Lot—is only two minutes from Wave Hill’s front entrance by car if the onsite lot is full when you arrive. Free Wave Hill shuttle service currently suspended due to Covid restrictions.

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 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.

School Buses and Commercial Vehicles

Commercial vehicles are not permitted on the Henry Hudson Parkway, but are permitted on the parkway service road. Weekday use of the Cross Bronx Expressway (to the Major Deegan Expressway northbound) is discouraged due to frequent congestion.

Bus passengers must disembark outside the Front Gate (4900 Independence Ave. at W. 249th St.) upon arriving at Wave Hill. Buses are not permitted on the grounds.

Trucks are advised to approach Wave Hill via Broadway and Mosholu Avenue (near W. 260th St.). Approaching via Riverdale Avenue from W. 230th Street, while suitable for buses, requires low clearance at the Manhattan College Parkway underpass (near W. 240th St. and the Henry Hudson Parkway). Over-height trucks must return to Broadway to navigate around this underpass. Do not attempt shortcuts; adjacent residential areas have narrow streets, tight turns, and commercial vehicle restrictions.

Deliveries are made to Wave Hill House through the back entrance at W. 252nd Street unless otherwise directed.