Docent guide with attendees of the official Grand Central Tour in Grand Central Station

JOIN THE GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL OFFICIAL GUIDED TOUR

In 2013 to celebrate the terminal’s centennial, MTA Metro-North Railroad teamed up with The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) and Orpheo Inc. to provide daily docent-guided tours of the terminal. The 75-minute tour is led by MAS-trained docents and highlights the history, architecture and operations of one of the world’s biggest train terminals.

Prices

  • Standard rate
    $30
    Adults
  • Reduced rate
    $20
    Seniors, students, children under 10, members of the military, Metro-North riders bearing same-day ticket stubs, and MAS Members

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Meeting point

The tour begins in front of the entrance to Track 29 in the Main Concourse.

Can’t make the 12:30 tour?

Take the self guided audio tour! No reservation needed.
 Available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese. Fun and informative tour!

All key accessible areas of the Terminal are visited including the astronomical ceiling, the whispering gallery and more. No time reservations needed…just walk in with your paid ticket and start the tour. We supply audio devices, headphones and maps. Enjoy coffee or a fine meal with our supplied discounts before or after your tour experience of the landmark train station!

Prices

  • Adults
    $12
    18-62              
  • Students
    $11
    6-17
  • Children/Seniors
    $10
    Children 2-5 , Seniors 62+

Pick up your audio guide

Tour Highlights

The Oyster Bar

The Grand Central Terminal Clock

The Celestial Ceiling

Meet the Docents

The docent guides are people from all walks of life with one thing in common: a passion for their city and especially Grand Central Terminal. They share their enthusiasm and the hidden secrets of the station with curious visitors wishing to do more than just pass through.

Discover more docents profiles on the Docent Bios page.

Since 2013

31 520

Visitors

2987

Tours attended

35

Passionate
docent guides

Frequently asked questions

When is the public tour offered?

The public tour is offered at 12:30 PM every day of the week. MAS’s daily public tour is offered in English.

How can I buy tickets?

Tickets are available online at www.grandcentralterminal.com/toursor in person at the Grand Central Terminal at the ticket window marked “GCT Tours” in the Main Concourse. There are a limited number sold each day and tickets will not be sold after 12:25 PM.

How late can I buy my ticket online?

Online ticket sales end at 10am the day of the tour. If purchasing your ticket between 10am – 12:25pm the day of the tour, please make your purchases at the ticket window marked “GCT Tours” in the Main Concourse.

How much does the tour cost?

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for seniors, students, children under 10, members of the military, Metro-North riders bearing same-day ticket stubs, and MAS Members.

Are there group rates?

Yes, please call 212-464-8255 for group info.

How long does the tour last?

The tour lasts 75 minutes.

Where does the tour begin?

The tour begins in front of the entrance to Track 29 in the Main Concourse.

What will we see on the tour?

This tour covers all of the publicly accessible areas of the terminal and also travels outside to discuss the building’s exterior and its context within the neighborhood. Each docent designs their own tour and no tour is exactly the same. However, each docent does include information on the Main Concourse, the Lower Concourse, Vanderbilt Hall, the Campbell Apartment, the Whispering Gallery and Terminal City.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the terminal has elevators to use if necessary during the tour. While there are many ramps throughout the terminal, they are not ADA compliant.

Read more Frequently Asked Questions ont the FAQ page.

 

JOIN THE GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL OFFICIAL GUIDED TOUR