Free Walking Tour of Grand Central Neighborhood


Every Friday, year round, the Grand Central Partnership offers a free walking tour of the Grand Central neighborhood.

Knowledgeable tour guides lead a 90 minute tour of the neighborhood that includes the Terminal and other neighborhood buildings. The focus is on history and architecture.

Grand Central Terminal Exterior
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Landmarks included on the tour include Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, the News Building, and more. See reviews of the tour at TripAdvisor.

The tours take place every Friday, starting at 12:20pm. The tours are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. Meet in the atrium of 120 Park Avenue, directly across from Grand Central Terminal, at the southwest corner of East 42nd Street and Park Avenue. See tour information at the Grand Central Partnership website.


Touring Grand Central Terminal


The Grand Central Partnership’s walking tour does not include an interior tour of Grand Central Terminal. You can take a look around Grand Central on your own or with one of the tour options below.

Grand Station Terminal Interior

Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour – A self-guided audio tour of the Terminal building is available seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The fee for the audio tour is $9 ($7 for seniors, military, students, and kids). Note: The audio tour is available through Groupon at a discounted price of $5 per person.

To take the tour, you’ll get your audio device and headset from the Grand Central Terminal Tour window in the main concourse, near customer service. It’ll take 45 minutes to an hour to go through the tour. The audio device and headset need to be returned to the Grand Central Terminal tours window before they close for the day at 6:00 p.m.

Grand Central Terminal Guided Tour – The official guided tour of Grand Central Terminal is the Municipal Arts Society of New York’s 75-minute docent-led tour. The tour highlights the history, architecture, and operation of Grand Central. The guided tour is offered daily as 12:30 and the fee is $25 ($20 for seniors, military, students, and children under 10). Details.


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