Grand Central Terminal Walking Tour

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Taught by James Hoffman

James Hoffman is a seasoned licensed New York City tour guide with over a decade of experience. He’s set up an array of sightseeing walks and bike tours that span from iconic landmarks like Grand Central Terminal to the historic Green-Wood Cemetery.

When he's not leading tours he runs open board game nights at and donates his time to the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC), working alongside fellow guides to promote live tour guides.

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Join us for a 90 min walk through and around the historic Beaux Arts masterpiece known as Grand Central Terminal.

During the walk we’ll discuss the tunnels of Park Avenue, cold war missiles, secret tennis courts, whispering galleries, the history of the oyster in New York City, where to find a lost fake leg left on Metro North, the race to be the tallest building in the world, cocktail bars that used to be jails, and much, much more…

Stops will include Grand Central landmarks such as:

  • The Main Concourse with views of the Celestial Ceiling

  • The Information Booth and Famous Clock

  • Track 34 former home of the famous 20th Century Limited Train

  • Vanderbilt Hall and Onassis Foyer

  • Front Facade and Chrysler Building

  • The Whispering Gallery and Oyster Bar

  • And more!

This walk meets in Midtown. Exact meeting info will be sent the day before the walk!

Cancellation policy