NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Did you know there is a hidden tennis court inside Grand Central? Or that the ceiling is backwards? Discover many more secrets on this tour and learn about the surprising history of this New York City icon! This tour is led by a native New Yorker who is a licensed New York City Tour guide.


  • Small-group tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour



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Average 4.33 out of 5 stars based on 36 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
Jay_S, Jan 2022 Verified
So much history. Beautiful art, architecture, and insider stories. John is an excellent tour guide. He made everything very exciting to our tour group.
NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
a1963corvette, Dec 2021 Verified
I have to admit I wasn't expecting a great experience. Good yes, but I had no idea how much a great knowledgeable guide like Ronnie could do to bring a train station to life. And yes, oh yes Grand Central Terminal is much more than that. Highly recommend this tour.
NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
Amy_V, Dec 2021 Verified
AJ was great. Very knowledgeable and he made it interesting. Answered lots of our Questions. And made the tour very fun.
NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
Jeffrey_B, Dec 2021 Verified
The fascinating history of New York railroading from the early 1900’s. Loved the architecture that remains today and the story behind it.
NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
sheila_e, Dec 2021 Verified
my husband and I loved this tour! TONS of interesting insider-only tidbits. Very interesting and worthwhile
NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
Heather_T, Dec 2021 Verified
Our tour guide was very informative and friendly. I enjoyed the stories of the past and the small details of remembrance. I would absolutely take this tour again
NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
rebekahc07, Dec 2021 Verified
It was fantastic!!! I highly recommend!!! Our guide (Gabby) was highly knowledgeable and happily stopped to answer any questions anyone had. I learned so much and although everywhere you go is public so much of it you wouldn’t be able to spot on your own. Well worth the trip!!!
NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
Lee_S, Nov 2021 Verified
The guide was interesting and well-prepared, and had a deep knowledge of Grand Central and communicated the magic of trains. The immensity of the terminal and its history and many functions over the 109 years of its existence--including the home of CBS television from the days of Edward R. Murrow to the late '60's-were grandly explain in this superb tour!
NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
S3091DHjeand, Nov 2021 Verified
Docent was great. Informative and personable. Grand Central is a fascinating building. Well worth the time and your price.
NYC Secrets of Grand Central Walking Tour
rdholler, Nov 2021 Verified
This was a great history lession of the Grand Central stations/terminals - the one that currently is there and the stations that came before it - and also of the New York Central railroad. It was great to learn the history of Park Avenue - how it was originally uncovered - and why the trains do not go down any further. It was also interesting to learn of the fierce competition between the New York Central and the Pennsylvania Railroad.There is a discussion on the architecture of building and how different stones were used in its construction. Also neat to learn of the multiple layers of tracks, how the station was saved from the wrecking ball and also to learn of how large the underground footprint of the station actually is.Would have been even more interesting if there were more behind the scenes places to see but that might not be allowed.

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