Swedish Cottage

The Marionette Theater at the Swedish Cottage is one of the most captivating and memorable experiences a child can have in Central Park.  The Swedish Cottage transported from Europe to the U.S. in 1876 by the Swedish government as a Sweden’s exhibit at the Centennial Exposition, held in 1876 in Philadelphia. In 1877, Frederick Law Olmsted moved the cottage to New York City on the west side of Central Park. In 1947, this quaint cottage became the home of a traveling marionette theater.  In 1973, it was constructed to become the final home of the Puppet Theater, Puppet Shows, Educational Workshops, and Children’s Entertainment.

The Swedish Cottage is owned by New York City, and operated by the City Parks Foundation.

Location:Central Park at 79th Street and the West Drive.

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