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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 at Van Cortlandt Park/242 Street Station. Our free shuttle van service is temporarily suspended to meet social distancing guidelines. 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


By Metro-North

Take the Hudson Line train to Riverdale. Free Wave Hill shuttles are temporarily suspended in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Walking from the station—uphill at first—takes 15 minutes.

By #1 Subway

Take the #1 train northbound to the last stop—Van Cortlandt Park/242 Street. Wave Hill shuttles are temporarily suspended in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Take taxi or ride service to Wave Hill.

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. Onsite parking is $10 for Members and $13 for Non-Members.

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.