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Municipal Art Society Tours

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Address: New York City, NY 10019
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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MAS tours are designed to help our fellow New Yorkers and out-of-town...

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.

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A Highlight of Our NYC Trip

The docent, Alan, from the Municipal Art Society of New York really made the tour of GCT come alive! His narrative was very informative with just the right amount of humor to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Patricia W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The docent, Alan, from the Municipal Art Society of New York really made the tour of GCT come alive! His narrative was very informative with just the right amount of humor to keep the group engaged.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

Laurence Frommer includes History, Architecture and Fun ! A NYC experience for this native New Yorker !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Our tour guide, Cliff, was passionate about the topic of Grand Central Terminal. He made everything so interesting. A beautiful building with a great deal of history. Tour is definitely worth it in price and time.

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

This tour of Grand Central was wonderful- the guide was very knowledgeable and give many tidbits into the history and stories about the station you would never know!- I would highly recommend -- i bought the tickets online ahead of time-

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We took the Grand Central Terminal Tour on a whim, arriving 5 minutes before ticket sales closed - we were not disappointed! Our guide, Claire, was outstanding in her understanding, knowledge, and presentation skills. We took around 2.5 hours to complete the tour, and Claire went out of her way to make the tour an outstanding experience for us. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

The tour was very easy to book online and was very organized from the get go. Our particular day the tour was broken into 3 groups. When divided we had personal headphones so that we could hear the tour guide over all the people and noise in GST. The tour took us through the terminal as well as outside to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

A full-three hour tour about a man who was a visionary for social, racial and sexual change, who is not well-known. Laurence was passionate, informative and fun during this important tour. Thank-you !

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MunicipalA, Manager at Municipal Art Society Tours, responded to this review

So glad you liked the tour! Part 2 of our series on Bayard Rustin explores his life and work in Harlem. It's scheduled for February 27th--we hope you can join us! More 

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015

Alice gave us a fabulous tour of Grand Central that presented the importance of this special historic building, history of the area, and the history of the architecture by walking outside and the inside building to discover the many facets of this busy popular destination. Alice is an enthusiastic and knowledgable tour guide that easily entertained multi-genterations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

When I retire, I want to do more. Yesterday, my husband and I took our 2nd with MAS. First-rate. Again with James & Karla Murray on the disappearing storefronts of NY. we loved it. They also are so kind to the person on the tour who used a wheelchair!! I would highly recommend any MAS tour based on this experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

Took a tour of Grand Central Terminal with a member of the Municipal Art Society of New York, rather large group, around 25 people, was not a problem. The guide gave us an earpiece so that we could understand her better, very useful as it gets a little loud in the main hall. Our guide was very good, talented, and... More 

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