Inside the Chambers Street station in Lower Manhattan

Take a ride through the living history of the world’s largest rapid transit system (in area) by weaving in and out of the past, present and future transit hubs of lower Manhattan. Learn about the fascinating history of the subway, from its groundbreaking in 1900 to the new Second Avenue Subway line.

Underground Tour of the NYC Subway


  • Explore the secrets inside the Santiago Calatrava-designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub and Oculus
  • Learn about the Lowline Lab, the world’s first underground park
  • Take a look at a practically abandoned platform inside the Chambers Street Station, the “Grand Central” of Lower Manhattan, now nearly left in ruin

Price: $35 (+ fees)
What to wear: 
Bring comfortable shoes, as the tour requires walking up and down stairs
What to know: The tour lasts about two hours and requires 2 metro card swipes; please note that the MTA is unpredictable and detours due to construction could arise.

* This tour will stop in stations that are all open to the public. It does not visit the abandoned City Hall station, but we will provide tips on how to see it. 

1-World Trade Center Transportation Hub-Oculus-Opening-NYC-2World Trade Center Transportation Hub by Santiago Calatrava

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1-Subway Tour- Past, Present and Future of the NYC Subway-Untapped Cities-Fulton Street Mural-Hotel McAlpinjpgThe story behind the art in the Fulton Street station

3-Subway Tour-NYC-Untapped Cities_2Remnants of the original subway lines

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Underground Tour of the NYC Subway

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