Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal


  • Learn about the secrets of one of NYC’s most iconic buildings
  • See Grand Central’s hidden tennis courts
  • Peek into the entrance of the glass walkways
  • Learn about the design flaw as large as Grand Central Terminal’s main atrium
  • Discover a multi-million dollars jewel hidden in plain sight and more!


  • Price: $35
  • What to know: The tour is 1.5 hours long; please consult with the MTA for weekend subway schedules and routing changes. Please note that due to enhanced security measures, Grand Central no longer allows access to behind-the-scenes places like the M-42 basement, FDR train car or glass walkways to non Metro-North or MTA employees. No cancellations or refunds.
  • What to wear: Comfortable shoes

Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal


“Excellent Grand Central Tour. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. I travel through GCT every day and never noticed half of what he pointed out! So cool, highly recommend!” — Julie L, Trip Advisor

“I am from New York and decided that my friends and I would tour Grand Central Terminal. I was really impressed with the tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and informative. He was very enthusiastic and made the tour exceptional. Very interesting I highly recommend it!” — Peg B, Trip Advisor

“I grew up in NYC and still learned a bunch of interesting things about Grand Central that I never knew before. If you like history or architecture this tour is great for you. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.” — Remelila, Trip Advisor

“This tour was outstanding and I would recommend it to both travellers and local New Yorkers as our guide showed us a side of Grand Central that you would never see for yourself.” — Robyn Sydney, Trip Advisor

“As a native NewYorker, I thought I knew all there was to know about Grand Central Terminal, but not so. Took a visitor on this tour with excellent guide Jeff and he introduced us to many wonderful secrets in this iconic terminal. We all loved the tour!” — GreenGal4, Trip Advisor

“Untapped Cities’ tours are always fascinating and our recent tour of Grand Central Terminal revealed a few secrets that even seasoned New Yorkers (such as us) didn’t know. I won’t give any away here in this review. You will just have to take the tour yourself.” — Charl W, Trip Advisor

Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal


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 a preserved icon of the 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 stroll through the Beaux Arts beauty for the first time, you are sure to leave having learned, seen, or experienced something new and extraordinary.


Locate one of the original eagle and learn what happened to the other ones

Discover three of Grand Central Terminal’s ceiling secrets

Learn about the architecture and renovation of the Terminal as you go down to its lower level

Discover the secrets behind the world’s largest Tiffany clock

Have you ever been to Grand Central’s hidden tennis court? 

The Whispering Gallery, one of NYC worst-kept secrets!

Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal

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