Take the Hudson Line train to Riverdale. Free Wave Hill shuttles are timed to meet northbound trains coming from Manhattan. Shuttles return visitors to the Riverdale station from Wave Hill’s front gate. Walking from the station—uphill at first—takes 15 minutes. Visitors arriving on southbound trains may wait for shuttles picking up northbound passengers.
Metro-North Shuttle Schedule
Arrive at 27 and 57 minutes past the hour, starting at 8:57AM. The last pick-up is at 3:27PM.
Leave Wave Hill's front gate at 20 and 50 minutes after the hour, starting at 9:20AM. The last drop-off is at 4:20PM.
By #1 Subway
Take the #1 train northbound to the last stop—Van Cortlandt Park/242 Street. Exit subway, turn left and descend stairs on right to emerge on Broadway. The free Wave Hill shuttle van picks up passengers directly in front of Burger King at 6007 Broadway. Shuttles return visitors to the subway from Wave Hill’s front gate.
#1 Subway Shuttle Schedule
Arrive at 10 and 40 minutes past the hour, starting at 9:10AM. The last pick-up is at 3:40PM.
Leave Wave Hill's front gate on the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour, starting at 9AM. The last drop-off is at 4PM.
Wave Hill’s onsite parking lot is temporarily closed for renovation, but our offsite lot—the Riverdale Park Parking Lot—is only two minutes from Wave Hill’s front entrance by car. The complimentary shuttle van takes visitors between the Riverdale Park lot and Wave Hill.
Offsite Parking Shuttle Schedule
Arrive at 27 and 57 minutes after the hour, starting at 8:57AM. The last pick-up is at 3:57PM.
Leave Wave Hill's front gate at 21 and 51 minutes past the hours, starting at 9:21AM. The last drop-off is at 4:21PM.
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.
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.