See the Most Famous Terminal in the Nation Up Close and Personal
Here are two great ways to get to know Grand Central Terminal:
MTA Metro-North Railroad, which operates the Terminal, has teamed up with Orpheo USA, one of the world's most experienced producers of audio tours, to give tourists, travelers and locals alike a history of the terminal filled with interesting details and insights.
Orpheo's state-of-the-art audio device and headset comes with a map of the terminal for just $8 for adults, with discounts for seniors and the disabled at $7, and students and children at $6.
Group rates are available by contacting: 917-566-0008 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE AUDIO TOUR IS AVAILABLE SEVEN DAYS A WEEK (CLOSED ONLY ON THANKSGIVING DAY AND CHRISTMAS DAY) AT SPECIALLY-MARKED "GCT TOUR" WINDOWS ON THE MAIN CONCOURSE. HOURS ARE 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M., BUT MAY BE EXTENDED DURING THE HOLIDAYS.
The tour focuses not only on the architectural highlights of the Terminal but provides a real story about little known secrets, anecdotes, archival material and the History of the Terminal, with a capital H. Visitors will not see Grand Central with the same eyes after taking the tour. The tour also has an introduction by New York City's own mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
Listeners can take the "local" or "express" tour. And if visitors are interested in more in-depth information, there are options for additional material at the push of a button. The self-guided tour can last as little as 30 minutes to just over an hour.
The tour is available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, and German.
Take a Grand Tour
The Municipal Art Society is proud to be a part of Grand Central Terminal's Centennial Celebration with the creation of the Official MTA Metro-North Grand Central Terminal tour. Explore one of New York's premiere architectural treasures with a walking tour led by one of our expert docents. Along the way, you'll learn about the Terminal's sate-of-the-art design and construction, and its many hidden secrets.
Visit www.mas.org/tours for more information, or visit the ticket window located in the Main Concourse. (Space is limited)
The tour lasts 75 minutes and departs each day at 12:30 pm. The cost is $20 for adults or $15 for seniors, students, children under 10, military and MAS Members (proper ID required). Group sales and private tours are also available.
Get the App
In addition to the headset tour, visitors may http://myorpheo.com/official-grand-central-tour download the app of the tour to their iPhones or Android-powered smartphones for $4.99