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Municipal Art Society Tours

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Wow what a tour five stars

We have been to New York many times and been amazed at the grandeur of Grand Central Terminal, it’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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DUMBO at Sunset

One can trip over the multitude and variety of walking tours available in NYC. Consider Municipal... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-935-3960
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to New York many times and been amazed at the grandeur of Grand Central Terminal, it’s always been on our list to do an official tour and learn more. We booked at the Tour Ticket office, the guy there was fantastic, helpful,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One can trip over the multitude and variety of walking tours available in NYC. Consider Municipal Art Society tours at the top of the list. They are chock full of information. They cover a broad swath of New York City historic, architectural and of-interest tours...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

That's my opinion of the MAS Tours. Some are very good, like the Gilded Age on the Upper East side, some are mediocre, like the Astoria Steinway tour, some are dreadful, like a SOHO tour I once walked out from in the first ten minutes....More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Deborah Zelcer connects you to the life and work of the remarkable Nicola Tesla and his New York City haunts. Enjoyable walking tour for those interested in science, technology, New York City history and the dawning of the age of electricity in the late 19th...More

Thank MarthaF
Reviewed February 24, 2018

We enjoyed the MAS tour of Grand Central and learned a lot about the Vanderbilt family and the building and restoration of an American icon. It is very difficult to find the tour if you buy tickets in advance as the only meeting place is...More

2  Thank dowagerton2
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Took the Grand Central Station tour with my daughter today. What a treat! Indoors, outside the building and into many obscure parts of the train station we were led. Historical references, interesting facts and a sense of humor were all provided by our tour docent...More

2  Thank JohnJ2088
Reviewed August 30, 2017

A while back I had taken Deborah's tour on Nikola Tesla and was so delighted by her presentation that I knew I wanted to take another tour with her. Her Art Wars tour lived up to the promise. A solid 10. Deborah's tours are highly...More

2  Thank CatMcGuire
Reviewed August 12, 2017

An excellent 2 hour walking tour of midtown Manhattan Art Deco masterpieces (including lobbies where accessible). Visited sites included 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Waldorf Astoria, Chrysler Building, Helmsley Building, Chanin Building, Fred French Building and more. At each stop a very informed presentation of the history,...More

1  Thank schwenko
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Inspired Insanity - Nikola Tesla in New York led by Deborah Zelcer was an amazing, very informative and fun tour. We started the tour at the South West corner of Bryant Park., 40th St and 6th Avenue. This corner has a street sign, Nikola Tesla...More

2  Thank vivianetraveler
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I recently did a Crown Heights tour with my wife. We wanted to know more about the neighbourhood we live in and it was an amazing experience. Our tour guides were Morgan and Suzanne and they were great, they took their time to explain and...More

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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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August 18, 2017|
Response from Teenzone | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried the free tour of the New York Public Library? It is really worth taking it.