Grand Central Terminal: The Center of New York Transportation
Whether you're hopping aboard the Metro-North line or simply exploring this world-famous landmark in Midtown Manhattan, Grand Central Terminal continues to awe and inspire visitors every day. From the beautiful Beaux-Arts architecture to its immense main concourse with its oversized windows, booth clock tower, and pristinely painted ceiling, Grand Central is the nation's biggest transit hub.
Steeped in history dating back to 1913, Grand Central Terminal transports thousands of people every day. With over 60 shops, 35 eateries, and events occurring daily, this iconic beauty is so much more than a train station - it is the jewel of New York City. Located at the intersection of Park Avenue and 42nd Street, Grand Central is just a few blocks from The Kitano and easily accessible by subway, bus, and by Metro-North train.
Home to Metro-North Railroad, Grand Central Terminal is Manhattan's hub for transit in Midtown. It is accessible via the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S subway lines and the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines on Metro North.
Are there any free Grand Central tours ?
There are free tours of Grand Central Terminal offered by local companies including Free Tours By Foot and through the Grand Central Partnership. The GCP provides a free, weekly, no-reservations-required walking tour of the Grand Central and the surrounding neighborhood, while Free Tours by Foot require reservations. Both provide insight into the history, architecture and different areas of Grand Central, the market, shops, the Whispering Gallery, and the iconic Booth Clock. They are typically 1 hour and 45 minutes and meet at the information booth on the main concourse.
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