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MAS tours are designed to help our fellow New Yorkers and out-of-town visitors better understand our built environment, appreciate what has been saved, learn about what has been lost, and get the inside scoop on what's to come. Unless otherwise noted, most tours last approximately two hours and proceed rain or shine.

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Official Guided Tour of Grand Central Terminal
This 75-minute tour, led by MAS docents, highlights the history, architecture and operation of the world’s largest train terminal.

$25 Adults / $20 MAS Members, seniors, students, children under 10 & same-day Metro North riders. Group rates are available. Review our FAQ for more information.

Offered every day at 12:30, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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1 Tour Gift Certificate
Gift certificates are available for MAS tours! Let our award-winning guides take your friends and family on a tour that shows what makes New York, New York. $30 / $20 Members. Give the gift of a MAS tour!

$30.00 

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2016 07/24 Sunday - Roosevelt Island South
1:00 PM Join Judith Berdy, President of Roosevelt Island Historical Society, for a walk down Roosevelt Island's riverside promenade to the Southpoint Park, FDR Four Freedoms Park on the southern tip of the island. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 07/28 Thursday - At Dusk: Brooklyn Heights
6:00 PM Brooklyn Heights is of one of New York City's most appealing and architecturally rich neighborhoods. Join historian Matt Postal for a walk past varied brick and brownstone row houses, Victorian-era mansions and Gothic Revival churches. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 07/29 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 07/29 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12: 30 PM The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 07/30 Saturday - Battery Park
10: 30 AM Battery Park has long been important to the vitality of New York. Castle Clinton, one of the park's main attractions, originally built as an island fortification, later became our first immigrant station serving to welcome the masses to the new world. Art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo leads this tour. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 07/30 Saturday - Little Italy on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx
11: 00 AM Residents of the Italian-American neighborhoods along Arthur Avenue in the Bronx are the guardians of what some would call New York's "real Little Italy". Home to Doo-Wop music and authentic Italian restaurants and shops, many of the area's businesses has have been family owned and operated for generations. Join guide Alexandra Maruri as we explore the history of this vibrant Bronx neighborhood. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 07/30 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12: 30 PM The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 07/31 Sunday -  Sold Out: 18th Street, Part 2
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2016 07/31 Sunday - Sold Out: 18th Street, Part 2
2:00 PM Join Francis Morrone as he leads Part 2 of his tour of 18th Street. Points of interest include the Ladies' Mile Historic District, Chelsea, and the High Line. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 07/31 Sunday - The Other 57th Street - Sunset Park, Brooklyn
10:00 AM 57th Street in Brooklyn's Sunset Park still retains a diverse collection of modest working class housing. Tour guide and preservationist, Joe Svehlak grew up here when it was known as part of Bay Ridge, home to Scandinavian and Irish immigrants. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/05 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12: 30 PM The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/06 Saturday - Madison Square Park
10: 30 AM Join art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo to explore Madison Square's history, and take a closer look at the buildings, public art and new trends that keep the neighborhood en vogue. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/06 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12: 30 PM The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/07 Sunday - Central Park as a Work of Art
10:30 AM Enjoy a walk through Olmsted & Vaux's urban paradise with architectural historian Anthony W. Robins. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 08/12 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 08/12 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12: 30 PM The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/13 Saturday - Crown Heights North
11:00 AM Crown Heights North is a diverse community with a Caribbean lilt, the hometown of Shirley Chisholm, among other important leaders, and a neighborhood on the rise. Join guides Suzanne Spellen and Morgan Munsey in exploring Grant Square, the St. Marks District, Doctor's Row, Brower Park and other highlights. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/13 Saturday - The Lost High Line
11:00 AM Greenwich Village native Joan Schechter leads this walk along this demolished section of the old High Line. You will learn about its history and hear stories about some of the people and buildings that helped shape the neighborhood. Sights include the impressive St John's Terminal; Westbeth, original site of Bell Labs, which was converted to the country's first subsidized housing for artists; and West Village Houses, middle income housing originally championed by Jane Jacobs. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/13 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12: 30 PM The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 08/14 Sunday -  The Architecture of Literacy in University Heights, Bronx
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2016 08/14 Sunday - The Architecture of Literacy in University Heights, Bronx
10:00 AM University libraries, public libraries, schools and universities featuring the magnificent architecture of Mc Kim, Meade, & White, Marcel Breuer, Richard Dattner, and C.B.J. Snyder are highlights of Jean Arrington's tour . Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/16 Tuesday - St. Marks Place
6:00 PM Join urban planner/cultural historian Laurence Frommer for a stroll down one of the East Village's most historic, yet largely unprotected thoroughfares. Despite the fact that Saint Marks Place runs along the northern boundary of the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District, designated in 2012, the street was inexplicably not included in it. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 08/19 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 08/19 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12: 30 PM The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 08/20 Saturday - From Mansion to Mansion: Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill in Harlem
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2016 08/20 Saturday - From Mansion to Mansion: Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill in Harlem
11:00 AM The Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill plateau overlooking upper Harlem developed around the storied 18th- and 19th-century country estates of such notable figures as Alexander Hamilton and Madame Eliza Jumel. These two historic houses still bookend the district. Eric K. Washington leads this tour. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/20 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12: 30 PM The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/21 Sunday - Roosevelt Island North
Noon - Join Judith Berdy, President of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society, on a walk through the northern part of the island. Bring a picnic dinner for enjoyment in Lighthouse Park. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 08/26 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 08/26 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12: 30 PM The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 08/27 Saturday - Bushwick Revisited
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2016 08/27 Saturday - Bushwick Revisited
10:00 AM Hear the story of one of New York City's oldest neighborhoods, as preservationist Joe Svehlak shows us remnants of Bushwick's glorious past and its current renaissance. View a former brewery, mansions, great civic buildings, and a variety of church architecture, as well as several fine row house streets. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/27 Saturday - Skyscraper National Park: The Financial District Transforms
11:00 AM After the Second World War, Lower Manhattan reinvented itself. What resulted was boldly ambitious, ending in the construction of the World Trade and World Financial Centers. Join Matt Postal for this downtown tour. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/27 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
12: 30 PM The Municipal Art Society of New York and the 34th Street Partnership are proud to present Tour34: Empire to Penn, a new West Midtown walking tour. From railroads to retail, sidewalks to skyscrapers, expertly trained MAS docents lead guests on an exploration of the untold history and unfolding future of this bustling hub of transportation and commerce. Tour-goers will hear firsthand the latest plans to reimagine this historic neighborhood, including ideas for building a new Penn Station, re-drawing the street grid, and adding a new business district the size of downtown Minneapolis to the shores of the Hudson! This 90-minute tour is held every Friday and Saturday starting at 12:30PM and the docent is equipped with a portable microphone. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 08/28 Sunday - Sold Out: BoCoCa Part 2: Cobble Hill
2:00 PM - In the second of three tours of the overlapping neighborhoods of "BoCoCa" (Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens) in brownstone Brooklyn, we will join Francis Morrone to look at Cobble Hill, home to beautiful row houses and churches, some of the most beautiful ornamental iron railings in New York, the model housing developed by the great Alfred Tredway White, and such historic personages as Jennie Jerome and Cornelius Heeney. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00