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The Public Design Commission of the City of New York initiated a volunteer docent tour program of New York City's historic City Hall and Tweed Courthouse with the intent of increasing public access to and knowledge of both buildings. Tours of City Hall and Tweed Courthouse are given on weekdays by reservation and are offered free of charge.

Interested volunteers should have a prior knowledge of or interest in architecture, art history, New York City history, and/or early-American history. Docents are asked to attend a minimum of two tours, study and learn provided tour information, undergo several supervised training sessions before leading a tour, agree to a probationary period of three months, and commit to volunteer a minimum of three hours per weekday.

Volunteer Application Form