Explore one of the world's most famous train stations when you take the Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour.

Grand Central Station is always among the top train stations in New York City in terms of ridership. So many people pass through the station each day as they head to or from work or even to visit the Apple Store. You'll get a first hand encounter with this iconic landmark that has been in existence since 1871. When you look up, you'll see the majestic ceiling design that has been marvelled over for years.

The self-guided audio tour will lead you through Grand Central Terminal and help you understand why this transportation center is and always has been such an important facet of New York City.

Highlights

Self-Guided Audio Tour
While taking the audio tour, you'll learn about Grand Central's rich history including facts on the landmark's architecture. You can also expect to walk away knowing a few interesting secrets about GCT.

Ceiling
People from around the world come to Grand Central Terminal and gawk at the beautiful astronomical display on the ceiling. Along the Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour, you'll get a chance to see it for yourself and also find out the history of the portrait.

Did You Know

  • When you are between Vanderbilt Hall and the Main Concourse in Grand Central, there is a pillar that you can speak into and have the sound bounce way across the room into the far corners. This is referred to as the "Whispering Gallery".

  • The "Transportation" statue in front of Grand Central actually holds the world's largest Tiffany Clock which measures at 48 feet.

  • There is a top secret room in the basement of Grand Central Terminal named M42. The room houses a generator which provides all of the power throught GCT.

How To Get There

  • S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central - 42nd Street station.

Make The Most Of Your New York Pass

- Access to the Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour is normally $9.

- The New York Pass grants you free access to the tour plus over 90 attractions in New York City.

 

 



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Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm

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Address:

89 East 42 St, (42nd St. and Park Ave.) New York, NY 10017 Pick up audio tour headsets at the specially marked ticket windows on the main Concourse.

Telephone:

(917) 566-0008