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Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal

This iconic historical landmark is known for its grand facade, the main concourse, and fantastic interior. The outstanding Beaux-Arts building first opened in 1913 as a terminal for the subway and train stations and has evolved into a true landmark full of sights, history, architecture, fine dining, and shopping under its magnificent roof.
Some of the key highlights are colonnaded faces and the statuary on top, that you can see from 42nd Street.

Inside, you can't miss the Grand Staircase, where you can stop to gaze out over the concourse. The beautifully restored cathedral-like ceiling shows a celestial scene with 12 constellations painted in gold leaf plus 2500 stars β€” 59 of them illuminated by LEDs.

The crown jewel of Grand Central, is the famous Information Booth Clock made of opal glass, the Main Concourse landmark, and the most popular meeting place. There, you will find a window where over 1000 questions per day are answered!

Another top spot you can not miss is the Whispering Gallery, the low ceramic arches featuring Guastavino tile that create an acoustical phenomenon letting you talk to a friend in the opposite corner. Just see it for yourself!
Also inside the Grand Central Terminal you will find an extensive selection of retail shops and restaurants.

If you have the time, also check these:

  • The Campbell Bar -- a testament to the to the grandiosity of Jazz Age
  • The Jackie Kennedy Onassis Foyer at 42nd St and Park Ave
  • Great Northern Food Hall β€” New York City’s only Danish food hall featuring 5 pavilions, a sit-down restaurant, and a bar in the West Side of Vanderbilt Hall
  • The New York Transit Museum Gallery and Annex for seasonal exhibits and a gift shop

Passenger loading area, Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Wheelchair-accessible lift, Wheelchair-accessible toilet, Customer service representatives
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
Working hours:
05:15 AM - 2:00 AM