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Getting Here

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Located just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan, Wave Hill is in the Riverdale section of the Bronx—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/West 242nd Street station, or one of several bus routes. See below for options.

Shuttle service has resumed Thursday through Sunday, conditions permitting. See below for the routes and pick-up and drop-off schedule. Passengers must be prepared to wear a mask while on the shuttle, in accordance with NYC requirements for public transportation.

Additional shuttle service has been added for Home for the Holidays Weekend, December 3 & 4.

Visitor Information

4900 Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY

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

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

Map

By Metro-North
Take the Hudson Line train to the Riverdale Station. Walking from the station, uphill at first, takes 15 minutes.

By #1 Subway
Take the #1 subway northbound to the last stop—Van Cortlandt Park/West 242nd Street.

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.

Shuttle Schedule

Shuttle Van at Metro North

Metro-North Riverdale Station
Thursday through Sunday

  • Pick-ups from Metro-North:
    Arrives hourly, starting at 10:55AM. The last pick-up is 2:55PM.

    Additional shuttle service on Home for the Holidays Weekend (Sat, Dec 3 and Sun, Dec 4):
    Hourly pick-ups from 10:55AM to 3:55PM. A second shuttle picks up hourly from 12:25PM to 3:25PM.
  • Leaves for Metro-North:
    Leaves Wave Hill's front gate hourly, starting at 10:50AM. The last drop-off leaves at 3:50PM.

    Additional shuttle service on Home for the Holidays Weekend (Sat, Dec 3 and Sun, Dec 4):
    Leaves hourly from 10:50AM to 4:50PM. A second shuttle leaves hourly from 12:20PM to 4:20PM.
Shuttle Van at BK

#1 Subway
Thursday through Sunday

  • Pick-ups at subway
    Arrives at Burger King and W. 242nd Street 10 minutes past the hour, starting at 10:10AM. The last pick-up is at 3:10PM.

    Additional shuttle service on Home for the Holidays Weekend (Sat, Dec 3 and Sun, Dec 4):
    Hourly pick-ups from 10:10AM to 4:10PM. A second shuttle picks up hourly from 12:40PM to 3:40PM.

  • Leaves for subway:
    Leaves Wave Hill's front gate hourly, starting at 10:00AM. The last drop-off leaves at 4:00PM.

    Additional shuttle service on Home for the Holidays Weekend (Sat, Dec 3 and Sun, Dec 4):
    Leaves hourly from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. A second shuttle leaves hourly from 12:30PM to 4:30PM.

Riverdale Park/Riverdale Country School
Thursday through Sunday

  • Pick-ups at parking lots:
    Arrives 25 minutes past the hour, starting at 10:25AM. The last pick-up is at 3:25PM.

    Additional shuttle service on Home for the Holidays Weekend (Sat, Dec 3 and Sun, Dec 4):
    Hourly pick-ups from 10:25AM to 3:25PM. A second shuttle picks up hourly from 12:55PM to 3:55PM.

  • Leaves for parking lots:
    Leaves Wave Hill's front gate hourly, starting at 10:20AM. The last drop-off leaves at 4:20PM.

    Additional shuttle service on Home for the Holidays Weekend (Sat, Dec 3 and Sun, Dec 4):
    Leaves hourly from 10:20AM to 4:20PM. A second shuttle arrives hourly from 12:50PM to 4:50PM.

School Buses & 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.