Grand Central Terminal is not just a tourist attraction, it‘s one of the world‘s busiest train stations used by over 150,000 commuters daily. Upon approaching it, you will see a triumphant facade featuring a fifty foot pediment with statues of Hercules, Minerva and Mercury surrounding a thirteen foot clock.
This was designed by architect Whitney Warren in 1913. The interior of Grand Central is also an amazing sight and will transport you to a by gone era. The Main Concourse is of enormous proportions. With time, this magnificent work of art was decaying. Thanks to the ingenious work of a group of preservationists, this station was named a landmark in mid-60‘s which paved the way for its restoration.
The revitalized Grand Central combines the romance of train travel, the history of a magnificent terminal building from a bygone time, a destination for superb restaurants, and convenience of outstanding retail shops. It‘s unlike any other New York attraction right in the heart of midtown. Grand Central is truly grand again! After a four year monumental effort, the terminal is even grander than when it first opened in 1913 and they would like to share this with you! Individual
Grand Central Station Tours
Every Wednesday at 12:30 pm, there is a free tour catering to the individual run by the Municipal Arts Society. Meet at the information booth on the Main Concourse. Every Friday at 12:30pm, there is a free tour catering to the individual which is run by the Grand Central Partnership. Meet on 42nd Street in front of the Phillip Morris/ Whitney Museum across the street from Grand Central. Group Tours Group tours are booked through the Jones Lang LaSalle Tourism department. These tours cost $5.00 per person for groups of 10 people and over or a $50.00 flat fee for groups under 10 people. The tour is a one-hour historical walking tour with the group‘s own personal tour guide. These tours are given Monday — Sunday with flexible time options to suit your group‘s needs. Tour must be arranged and booked with full pre-payment 3 weeks prior to the group arrival.