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Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour

Visit New Yorks iconic Grand Central Station to appreciate the exquisite interiors and grandeur of the historical landmark whilst capturing the daily life of the city commuters.

The New York Pass Free self-guided audio tour of Grand Central Station Normally $12.00 - Free with New York Pass

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

Grand Central Terminal is revered as one of the most important train stations in the world. Serving as the nation's troop hub in WWII. Thousands pass through the station each day - be a part of the throng. Experience a firsthand encounter with this iconic landmark that has been in operation since 1913.  Look up to see the majestic "backward" ceiling and learn about the "Whispering Gallery".

The self-guided audio tour will lead you through Grand Central Terminal and help you understand how this gem of New York City was saved from demolition by President Kennedy's wife, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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 the station.

Ceiling
People from around the world come to Grand Central Terminal and gaze up 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 through GCT.

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Visiting Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour

Visiting Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour

  • Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour 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.
  • Closest Subway Grand Central Station
  • Closest Bus Stop See map
  • Big Bus hop on hop off Tour Stops Stop 22 on Uptown route

Opening Times

Everyday 9:00am-6:00pm

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