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A ticket to the Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour is a chance to do something few New Yorkers ever bother to: look up. On this walking tour through Midtown Manhattan, expert guides provide will insight and history on the various buildings you’ll see, and point out details you may not immediately notice. Not only that, but you’ll also have access to certain interiors of some of the monuments on the tour, getting a full history and architectural analysis of the inside as well as the outside. The Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour includes Tudor City, a hidden residential enclave at the far East end of 42nd Street, the United Nations Building, the Ford Foundation Building, home to the first indoor public space in the city, the art deco Daily News and Chanin Buildings, the iconic Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, and even Carrére and Hastings’ New York Public Library. So spend three hours learning from a professional guide and gaining an appreciation for the architects and architecture that created the landscape of Midtown with tickets to Midtown Architectural Tour at

Why Go?

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An informative trip around Midtown that lets you in on the history of some of its most famous buildings and landmarks

If there’s one thing New York is most famous for, it’s pizza. But while you’re waiting to get hungry enough to grab another slice, you might look up and realize that you’re among some of the most famous buildings and landmarks in the world. There’s a lot going on in Midtown Manhattan, and sometimes it’s best to have an expert to lead you around and point out the world you’d otherwise miss. The Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour offers that expertise in an enjoyable and informative package, and you’ll come away understanding why the buildings in New York are some of the best looking in the world. Start at the United Nations, and walk your way west, hitting Tudor City, The Ford Foundation Building, The Daily News Building, The Chrysler Building and more. Plus, your guide will point out sights from famous TV shows and movies filmed in the neighborhood.


Tour Schedule:
Wednesdays at 2pm

Tour Duration:
3 Hours

Blackout Dates:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Please Note:
Children under the age of 5 are free


42nd and 1st Avenue (across from the United Nations)
New York, NY 10017