Many of you have asked and we now have an answer: our Secrets of Grand Central Terminal tour returns with a vengeance starting in September (tickets below). We have four dates a month, all on weekends. The tour is led by Tamara Agins, a project manager for the New York City Department of City Planning who is one of the city’s verifiable experts on Grand Central Terminal.
On this tour, you will see the hidden tennis courts, locate the lost armchairs of Grand Central, see the remnants of a lost movie theater, peek into the entrance of the glass walkways and more.
The story of Grand Central Terminal is that of New York City itself: the structure embodies the social, cultural, economic and technological evolution around it. It is one of great men, feuding architects, ingenuity, rejuvenation, secrets and surprises. On this tour, we will tell you these stories – about what once was, what could have been, and what can be; about the struggle to save and restore Grand Central as preserved icon of past, and of challenge to ensure that it serves New York’s future. We will show you what it was like in the booming age of the railroad, as a rundown embarrassment, and as a renovated jewel at the center of the city. Together, we will explore the interesting and unique spaces produced for and by it. Whether you pass through it every day on your morning commute or it’s your first time in the Beaux Arts beauty, you are sure to leave having learned, seen, or experienced something new and extraordinary.
Here are some reviews from previous guests:
“Super informative tour guide. Learned so much about the terminal‘s history and architecture. We even got to explore parts of the building I didn’t know existed – like the tennis courts!” – Anne G
“I live in NYC and completed two visits with Untapped Cities Tours so far (Grand Central and Brooklyn Army Terminal) that were amazing! The guides were NYC employees working directly on the buildings covered by the tour. They were very knowledgeable and funny.” – Matthieu C
We hope you’ll join us on one of the dates this fall on September 24 and 25, October 22 and 23, November 5 and 6, with more dates in future months coming soon.