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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.

Take Metro-North to the Riverdale Station on the Hudson Line or the #1 Subway to the Van Cortlandt Park-242 Street Station. Our free shuttle service offers transportation— Thursdays through Sundays only—to and from Metro-North and the subway—see shuttle schedules below. Onsite parking is available on a limited basis. Directions follow for Metro-North, subway, car and bus.

Visitor Information

4900 Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY

Open Tue-Sun 10AM-5:30PM

Map

By Metro-North

Take the Hudson Line train to the Riverdale Station. Free Wave Hill shuttles offer transportation—Thursdays through Sundays—to and from Wave Hill hourly. Look for a white van with Wave Hill's logo. Walking from the station, uphill at first, takes 15 minutes.

Shuttle Schedule for Metro-North Riverdale Station
(Thursdays through Sundays only)

  • Pick-ups
    Arriving visitors may take the shuttle hourly at 25 minutes past the hour starting at 10:25AM. The last pick-up is 5:25PM.
  • Drop-offs
    Departures from Wave Hill's front entrance hourly at 15 minutes past the hour starting at 10:15AM. The last drop-off is at 5:15PM.
Shuttle Van at Metro North

By #1 Subway

Take the #1 subway northbound to the last stop—Van Cortlandt Park/242 Street. Free shuttles offer transportation hourly—Thursdays through Sundays—to and from Wave Hill. Pick-ups and drop-offs for this location are outside the Burger King on Broadway and 242nd Street, a two-minute walk north of the subway station. Look for a white van with Wave Hill's logo.

Shuttle Schedule for #1 Subway
(Thursdays through Sundays only)

  • Pick-ups
    Arriving visitors may take the Wave Hill shuttle on the hour starting at 10:00AM. The last pick-up is at 5:00PM.
  • Drop-offs
    Departures from Wave Hill's front entrance hourly at 45 minutes past the hour starting at 9:45AM through 4:45PM. A final drop-off shuttle leaves Wave Hill at 5:30.
Shuttle Van at BK

By Car

Wave Hill’s newly renovated 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 shuttles offer transportation hourly—Thursdays through Sundays—to and from Wave Hill. Onsite parking is $10 for Members and $13 for Non-Members.

Shuttle Schedule for Riverdale Park Parking Lot
(Thursdays through Sundays only)

  • Pick-ups
    Arriving visitors may take the Wave Hill shuttle hourly at 40 minutes past the hour starting at 10:40AM. The last pick-up is at 4:40PM.
  • Drop-offs
    Departures from Wave Hill's front entrance hourly at 30 minutes past the hour starting at 10:30AM. The last drop-off is at 4:30PM.


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.

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.