Want to discover the secrets inside NYC’s legendary Grand Central Terminal? Now you can!
Better understand the history of our magical city on this incredible walking tour of the mysteries hidden in NYC’s largest transportation hub.
In the early 1900s, NYC Railroad noticed that the original Grand Central Depot was unfit for the progressive 20th century. As a result, they held a design competition to determine which company would be responsible for revamping the landmark we know it as today.
Architecture firm Reed & Stem won the competition, but that wasn’t enough to satisfy the railroad and their hopes for the new terminal. To ensure that it was as grand as they’d intended, an additional architect firm, Warren & Wetmore, was hired to collaborate with Reed & Stem as “Associated Architects.”
By its completion, Grand Central Terminal was New York City’s pride and joy.
This tour will allow you to uncover even more about feuding architects, revivals, secrets and surprises that took place!
Explore the unseen, hidden gems—and yes, there’s an actual gem—throughout this tour of the world-famous landmark. Discover symbols left behind by the family that built Grand Central and see what remains of the movie theater inside the terminal. Learn about the station’s Beaux-Arts style and a certain design flaw that’s the size of their main atrium!
Adventure through the extraordinary feat of construction and functionality with a spectacular tour guide. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the building’s rich history & secret knowledge many others won’t ever notice! As one of the most visited destinations in New York City with over 750,000 daily visitors, this hour and a half tour will surely satiate your curiosity!
You can book a private tour, or take one with up to 10 guests. Tours run from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and all ages are welcome.