Discover Grand Central Terminal’s 150+ years of history.
Step into a 1920s railroad tycoon’s one-time office.
Peek at the architectural marvels all around the station.
See a surprising former movie theater-turned-wine store.
Tell secrets in the one-of-a-kind Whispering Gallery.
A historic hub of life in New York, Grand Central Terminal holds countless untold stories within its halls. In this revealing experience, you’ll see a side of the world’s most famous train terminal that even the most frequent commuters never encounter. Get to know the colorful historic figures who brought Grand Central to life, and gain a new appreciation for its near-magical scale.
Your adventure begins in Grand Central Terminal’s modern-day heart: the lively main concourse. Marvel at the famous clock perched atop the information booth—and learn the eye-watering amount it’s rumored to be worth—as your guide regales you with the story of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the mastermind behind Grand Central Depot (as it was originally called).
Head into Vanderbilt Hall, itself a living testament to Grand Central’s rags-to-riches transformation in the 1980s. Next, pop outside for a moment to gaze upon the largest Tiffany clock in the world from the busy Pershing Square plaza.
Back inside, it's time to travel back in time to the Roaring 20s. Step into a speakeasy-style bar that, a century ago, served as the private office of one of New York’s most prominent railroad tycoons.
In the Whispering Gallery, you’ll learn just how whispered secrets travel across the busy interchange to be perfectly heard on the other side and you’ll get a peek at one of the largest lost-and-found departments anywhere in the world. Peruse the handcrafted designs and jewelry on sale from local artisans in the Graybar Passage before stepping into a fascinating former movie theater, where travel-weary youngsters could enjoy some entertainment back in Grand Central’s heyday.
Last but not least, you’ll weave through the colorful Grand Central Market before making your way back to the main concourse, having gotten a true insider’s look at the most famous train terminal in the world.
Tour Information Booth, Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
Hours of Operation: 11 am and 3 pm
The tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. Present your pass or e-ticket to the tour desk. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.