Take a tour of Carnegie Hall, and learn about the magical legacy of a venue that has been host to the world's greatest musical performances and historical events.

See the Hall from numerous viewpoints as tour guides recount Andrew Carnegie's initial inspiration to build a concert hall in what was once a remote part of Manhattan to becoming one of the most iconic venues in the world. Visitors also learn about the saving of Carnegie Hall from demolition in 1960 and its subsequent renovation in 1986 called the "28-Week Miracle." Each tour concludes in the Rose Museum, located adjacent to the Carnegie Hall Shop, where visitors can explore hundreds of archival treasures.


Guided Tour
What better way to explore Carnegie Hall than with an expert giving you guidance along the way? Tour guides help visitors understand just what the concert hall means to the entertainment world and will also give insight to the many great performers that have graced the stage.

Rose Museum
Carnegie Hall's greatest moments are immortalized in the Rose Museum, where pictures and iconic pieces from throughout the Hall's history are on display. 

Did You Know

  • Since 1891, Carnegie Hall has been the site of over 50,000 events - that's more than any other concert hall in the world.

  • The Beatles performed twice at Carnegie Hall during the Fab Four's first trip to New York City in 1964.

  • The record for the most consecutive sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall is 17, set by Liza Minnelli in June 1987.

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's first US performance was at Carnegie Hall on Opening Night of the Hall's inaugural season in 1891.

How To Get There

  • A, B, C, D, 1 to 59th Street station.

  • F, N, Q, R to 57th Street station.

  • B, D, E to 7th Avenue station.

Make The Most Of Your New York Pass

- Access to Carnegie Hall Tours is normally $17.

- The New York Pass grants you free access to the tour plus over 100 attractions in New York City.

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October - June
Monday 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3pm
Tuesday 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3pm
Wednesday 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3pm
Thursday 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3pm
Friday 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3pm
Saturday 11:30am and 12:30pm


No tours are given between July and September

All tours are subject to the Hall's performance and rehearsal schedule. To confirm your desired tour is available, visit https://www.carnegiehall.org/Tours/Public-Walk-In-Tours/

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881 Seventh Avenue (at 57th Street), New York, NY 10019