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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!

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Click here for more information about 2016 10/01 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 10/01 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 10/02 Sunday - Public Art of Lower Manhattan - An Outdoor Gallery Hiding in Plain View
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2016 10/02 Sunday - Public Art of Lower Manhattan - An Outdoor Gallery Hiding in Plain View
2:00 PM This tour led by Patrick Waldo will focus on the museum quality artwork hiding in plain view on the streets of Lower Manhattan. From Manhattan's largest sculpture, Civic Fame, on top of the Municipal Building, to a sculpture partially submerged in the East River that is seen differently at high or low tide, and much more. You will never walk the streets of Lower Manhattan or see public art the same way again! Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 10/07 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 10/08 Saturday - Exploring Historic Jackson Heights
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2016 10/08 Saturday - Exploring Historic Jackson Heights
11:00 AM Join tour guide Meredith Toback on this exploration of a neighborhood shaped over time by many different factors, including transportation and the need to house the city's growing population. We'll examine examples of both commercial and residential architecture, and houses of worship, and learn about the people who were instrumental in the development of this neighborhood. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 10/08 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 10/09 Sunday - Sold Out! Morningside Drive: Start-to-Finish
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2016 10/09 Sunday - Sold Out! Morningside Drive: Start-to-Finish
2:00 PM Morningside Drive is one of Manhattan's most distinctive streets, with the park and dramatic views on one side, and important institutional buildings on the other. Join Francis Morrone for a detailed tour of this uptown neighborhood, and view some of the city's most interesting public artworks, including Edgar Walter's Seligman Fountain and Karl Bitter's Carl Schurz Memorial. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

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2016 10/09 Sunday - The Italian South Village
2:00 PM While many portions of Greenwich Village and SoHo have been protected for decades, the South Village has until recently had no official protection at all, and a significant portion still does not. This Columbus Day weekend tour led by Laurence Frommer will include a special look at the influence of the Italian-American immigrant community on this historic neighborhood. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 10/14 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 10/14 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 10/15 Saturday - New!: Subway Art Tour 2
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2016 10/15 Saturday - New!: Subway Art Tour 2
1:00 PM This unique journey with Phil Desiere will help you discover an underground art museum. In the subway's early years, the art mainly took the form of directional and identifying mosaics. PLEASE NOTE you will need a MetroCard to take advantage of this tour. A MetroCard is not included in the tour price. There will be stairs to climb to reach the platforms, six sets of stairs along the route, and more to climb when exiting. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 10/15 Saturday - Preserving Brooklyn's Waterfront
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2016 10/15 Saturday - Preserving Brooklyn's Waterfront
11:00 AM This tour with architecture historian Matt Postal focuses on Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO, and the Fulton Ferry Historic District. Learn about the area's mercantile past and vibrant present. Highlights include pioneering examples of reinforced concrete construction by William Higginson, as well as contemporary works by Jean Nouvel and Marvel Architects. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 10/15 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 10/15 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 10/16 Sunday - Art Deco of Central Park West
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2016 10/16 Sunday - Art Deco of Central Park West
2:00 PM Take a pleasant stroll along Central Park West with architectural historian Anthony W. Robins for a closer look at the buildings that form Manhattan's major residential skyline. We'll see the great twin-towered skyscraper apartment buildings - the Century, the Majestic and the El Dorado - and other multi-colored jazz-age fantasies of high living overlooking the park. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 10/21 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 10/21 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 10/22 Saturday - Exploring City College
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2016 10/22 Saturday - Exploring City College
2:00 PM On this tour with City College architecture student and campus guide, Dalton Whiteside, we will be visiting CCNY's vibrant Neo-Gothic campus, through the Modernism of the central campus, and to the newly renovated South Campus which originated as a convent. It's sure to be an educational adventure! Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 10/22 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 10/22 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 10/23 Sunday - Pre-Halloween Prospect Park South and Flatbush
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2016 10/23 Sunday - Pre-Halloween Prospect Park South and Flatbush
2:00 PM Join veteran Brooklyn tour guide Norman Oder on a brisk-paced tour involving great contrasts. We start in stunning Prospect Park South, a turn-of-the-century planned community, which offers a special seasonal bonus: some mansions boast creative Halloween decorations. We'll continue through Flatbush's dense district of pre-war apartments and the Flatbush Avenue commercial spine (Erasmus Hall High School, Kings Theatre), before ending with a brief walk to Cortelyou Road, the main shopping street of the Ditmas Park section of Flatbush. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 10/23 Sunday - Sold Out! Downtown Brooklyn, Part 2
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2016 10/23 Sunday - Sold Out! Downtown Brooklyn, Part 2
2:00 PM The Brooklynite of a certain age still finds it hard to get his or her head around the fact that the old downtown is one of the city's red-hot residential neighborhoods, with several buildings now taller than One Hanson Place and Brooklyn's first "supertall" in the pipeline. The area includes a couple of genuine masterpieces: the former Brooklyn Fire Headquarters and 365 Bridge Street. The tour, led by Francis Morrone, includes a glance at the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, and much more. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 10/28 Friday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 10/28 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 10/29 Saturday - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: American Cultural Primacy and the Preservation of Our Architectural Treasures
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2016 10/29 Saturday - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: American Cultural Primacy and the Preservation of Our Architectural Treasures
2:00 PM Join tour guide Deborah Zelcer on her tour which reveals the very important role that our nation's most unforgettable First Lady played in defining good taste, high culture, and the importance of preserving the livability and distinctive architectural character of American cities--especially our own! The tour will include a brief visit to Grand Central Terminal to view the new memorial honoring her. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 10/29 Saturday - Tour34: Empire to Penn
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2016 10/29 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 10/29 Saturday - Walk the QueensWay
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2016 10/29 Saturday - Walk the QueensWay
11:00 AM Join guides from The Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay for a 2.5 mile walk alongside the northern section of this proposed "cultural greenway" that will transform a long abandoned rail line running from Forest Hills/Rego Park south to Ozone Park. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00 

Click here for more information about 2016 10/30 Sunday - Downtown Manhattan's Nassau Street
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2016 10/30 Sunday - Downtown Manhattan's Nassau Street
11:00 AM The half-mile of Nassau Street from the Brooklyn Bridge to Wall Street contains examples of every style of architecture from the Federal and Greek Revival periods, to International and Post-Modern skyscrapers. Some early works of noted New York architects are to be found here, along with some gems of cast iron architecture. Joe Svehlak leads the tour. Cost: $30 / $20 Members

$30.00