From high atop Manhattan Island, be transported to the medieval age on a guided tour of The Cloisters. The home of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection from medieval Europe, The Cloisters feature more than 5,000 works of art. Be awed by the castle-like building adorned with stained-glass windows, soaring archways and gothic columns. A highlight of the tour, don’t miss The Hunt of the Unicorn! Also known as The Unicorn Tapestries, this series of seven tapestries dates back to the 1500s and is one of the most famous and mysterious survivals of the Middle Ages. Your expert guide will enthrall you with the long and
dramatic history of these beautiful tapestries as you’re intrigued by the many questions that still remain regarding their origins and meaning.
Begin the day with lunch at New Leaf Café. The Café supports the New York Restoration Project and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.
This tour requires walking up to the museum entrance, over cobblestones, uneven ground and several stairs. The museum does not operate an elevator that is open to the public.