Grand Central Terminal Tour

For over 100 years, the Beaux-Arts beauty known as Grand Central Terminal (a.k.a Station) has been a testament to the ingenuity and ambition of a great city, impressing both travelers and visitors with its wonderful architecture and pulsating vibe. Its history is a story of immense wealth, great engineering, a few accidents, a planned sabotage and one terrific ceiling, but most importantly a story of survival and rebirth.

Let Free Tours by Foot demonstrate to you how Grand Central went from a land of goat pens and breweries to one of the world’s most fascinating train stations as we uncover the secrets hidden in plain sight.  Learn the story not just of Grand Central, but of Terminal City.

For more information, check out our Guide to Grand Central Terminal as well as our Things to See in Midtown Manhattan Guide.

Sights we cover on the Grand Central Terminal Tour:

  • Grand Central Facade
  • Clock and Information Booth
  • Whispering Gallery
  • Campbell Apartment
  • Ceiling Mural
  • New York Central Building
  • The Chrysler Building
  • Chanin Building
  • and much more

This tour takes place mostly inside and is a good choice for any weather.

grand central terminal tourTour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 6 or more should visit our groups page.

Where: Grand Central Terminal Information Booth and Clock on the main concourse.  Please use our Google map for directions to the tour start.

Duration: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

When: @10am Sundays year round. View our full tour calendar.  Grand Central Terminal is also partially covered on our Midtown Manhattan Tour and Manhattan Night Tour.  Check out the discount for the self-guided audio tour.

If you can’t make one of our tours, you might consider one of the New York tourist passes, which include free guided tours of Grand Central Terminal.  The audio tour is included in the New York Pass.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.