The Story of Grand Central Terminal: An Art And Engineering Marvel

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Discover the fascinating history behind New York's iconic Grand Central Terminal with this virtual video talk and tour. Perfect for travelers planning a visit to this architectural marvel, the tour provides an in-depth background of the site and a virtual tour that allows you to explore each area. Learn about the transportation history of New York, from horse and carriages to modern-day commuting, and uncover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal, including its famous clock and incredible ceiling. Find out why the main concourse was used as a WW II spy training site and discover the locations made famous in movies. With a downloadable PDF for a self-guided walking tour, you'll have all the information you need to make the most of your visit. Don't miss out on this captivating experience that brings history to life.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • 1 hours 38 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • In-depth background of Grand Central Terminal
  • Virtual tour to explore the architectural wonder
  • Learn about the history and renovations of the terminal
  • Discover the secrets and famous locations within the terminal
  • Know how much time to spend for a self-guided tour
  • Virtual Video Tour plus a pdf of the sites in Grand Central shown on the video

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The Story of Grand Central Terminal: An Art And Engineering Marvel is a virtual video talk and tour that offers an in-depth background of the iconic Grand Central Terminal in New York City. This experience is perfect for anyone planning to visit the terminal who wants to gain a comprehensive understanding of its history and significance before including it in their itinerary. With a total duration of 98 minutes, this virtual tour allows you to explore the secrets and marvels of Grand Central Terminal from the comfort of your own home.

What to expect?

During this virtual talk and tour, you can expect to delve into the fascinating history and architectural wonders of Grand Central Terminal. From its early days of transportation to the present, you'll learn about how New Yorkers commute locally and to the suburbs. By the end of the tour, you'll have a clear idea of whether or not you want to include a visit to Grand Central Terminal in your NYC itinerary. Additionally, a downloadable PDF of the virtual tour can be accessed and used as a guide for your own self-guided walking tour when you visit the terminal in person.

Who is this for?

This virtual tour is designed for anyone who is interested in the rich history and hidden tales behind Grand Central Terminal. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a lover of architecture, a movie buff fascinated by iconic film locations, or a curious traveler planning a trip to New York City, this experience will captivate you.

Why book this?

Unlock the secrets and marvel at the art and engineering brilliance of Grand Central Terminal with this virtual tour experience. Delve deep into the fascinating history and architectural significance of this iconic landmark. Learn about its near-demolition and the remarkable redemption that saved it. Discover hidden stories behind famous features like the main concourse clock and the breathtaking celestial ceiling. Gain insights into the terminal's role as a WW II spy training site and its appearances in internationally renowned movies. By booking this virtual tour, you'll be prepared to fully appreciate and explore the wonders of Grand Central Terminal during your visit.

Good to know

When you book this virtual video talk and tour, you'll receive a downloadable PDF guide that can be used as a self-guided walking tour during your visit to Grand Central Terminal. Take your time to uncover the architectural details and hidden gems highlighted in the tour. Plan your itinerary accordingly, ensuring you have enough time to experience all the wonders this iconic landmark has to offer.


Customers who have participated in this virtual tour of Grand Central Terminal have expressed their satisfaction and awe at the depth of knowledge shared and the immersive experience provided. They commented on how the tour brought the terminal's history to life, making them feel connected to its past and present. Participants appreciated the opportunity to explore the hidden secrets and lesser-known stories of this architectural marvel. Overall, reviewers highly recommend this virtual tour to anyone interested in learning about and appreciating the grandeur of Grand Central Terminal.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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On this virtual talk and tour, we’ll explore the history of transportation in New York from the early horse and carriage to the way New Yorkers commute locally and to the suburbs. At the end, you’ll know if you wish to include it on your NYC itinerary, and how much time to spend there on your self-guided experience. The story of Grand Central Terminal is a remarkable architectural wonder and a must see for over 21 million visitors each year. Hear how the building was almost demolished, who saved it and how, and what renovations have taken place over the past 100 years. Next, we’ll take our virtual tour together as we visit each area so you can see the secrets of Grand Central and know where they are when you visit the building on your own. You’ll see the famous clock, incredible ceiling, and hear the stories behind each of them. You’ll know why the main concourse was used as a WW II spy training site, and see the locations made famous in movies shown around the world and more.



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This was totally fascinating! Kitt's narrative is incredibly interesting and broadly informative. I love how she gave not only the history of Grand Central and surrounding area, but also insight on recent changes and developments, to bring the listener full circle. Her photos - especially the older ones - are lots of fun. And the way she circles and arrows specific sites allows the watcher to feel grounded and know exactly what she's talking about and what to look for when visiting. I highly recommend!


Many tours exist on the internet about Grand Central, but few offer the in depth, myth busting, well presented timeline in beautiful visuals, accurate history as Kitt Garret’s does. Kitt is a true NYC treasure to tourism and these presentations created by her are another fine example.


I just finished watching Kitt Garret’s virtual presentation of The Story Behind Grand Central Terminal. It’s a wonderful and informative tale of this exquisite terminal. I’ve lived in New York for most of my adult life and wasn’t aware of so much about this beauty from its humble beginning to the gracious terminal it has become. I will never walk through Grand Central Station again without taking the time to look up or look around at the large and small wonders of this building. Maribeth Kraus


I have seen numerous documentaries about Grand Central Terminal. For the most part each of them tell the same story fit within a one-hour television slot. Due to the detailed work put into this virtual tour by Kitt, I learned things that I never knew about Grand Central. By far this is probably the most comprehensive collection of details put together about the GCT & its surroundings. I can’t wait to re-visit the terminal with my new found knowledge & fresh set of eyes. I highly recommend this tour to anyone thinking of visiting GC or interested in learning more about the great structure.


Like so many people I’ve probably traveled through Grand Central Terminal a 1000 times and never really gave a thought to the magnificent history, grand architecture and construction of Grand Central Terminal. Kitt Garrett’s tour is beyond interesting, educational and a fun experience. Don’t miss it. I am looking forward to taking the rest of the tours of NYC by Kitt.


Loved the fact I could get behind the scene information about the building and it's history. Also all of the history about the surrounding neighborhood was facinating.


Been to the station many times even so I learned many new facts about the current building and it’s history


Kitt Garretts’ Amazing Tour of Grand Central Terminal Made Everything “Come Alive” for me. I had worked with Grand Central Terminal in my prior life when I owed Visitor Magazines in NY, but learned things on Kitts’ tour that I never knew before ,and that was after working with Grand Central Terminal for over 10 years. Her tour brought back such wonderful memories of so many thing: the Kodak Colorama and playing Tennis at the Vanderbilt Tennis Club; stories of Joe Baum bringing back The Oyster Bar, Rainbow Room and many other restaurants. It triggered such fond memories of working with Joe at the Rainbow Room creating major events for the Hospitality Industry, specifically the Concierge Community. I stood so many times at the information booth, never realizing there was no door to get in or out. And then to learn the secret of how the staff does get there was such a surprise. Mum’s the word. I also loved the story of the clock and the #6…again my lips are sealed. This was one of the most interesting comprehensive tours I have ever taken. I have already spoken with friends of mine both out of town and locally as it’s something you don’t want to miss.


It is clear that Kitt has a thorough knowledge and she has done extensive research as she tells the story of the past, present and future of Grand Central. The historic pictures are priceless and the stories are fascinating. I loved hearing about the mysteries of Grand Central as I took the tour. I highly recommend this tour and I look forward to seeing the others.


Just as we saw it in many Hollywood movies... A place to get to know and eat something on the go.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-24 23:16