Midtown Manhattan History and Architecture Guided Walking Tour in New York, NY

Babylon Tours NYCMadison Ave & E 26th StNew York, NY 10010
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Discover the remarkable history of Midtown Manhattan’s architecture during this private guided walking tour. Not only will your guide help you navigate the city, they’ll provide interesting insight into the streets and landmarks that create New York City. As you stroll through Manhattan, you’ll view sites like the Flat Iron Building, Empire State Building, and Met Life Tower.

2 to 8 people

Good To Know

  • Tour duration approximately 2.5 hours.
  • Admission includes professional tour guide.
  • Highlights include Flat Iron Building, New York Public Library, and Grand Central Station.


from Midtown Manhattan History and Architecture Guided Walking Tour
Amidst soaring skyscrapers, well-maintained parks, and vibrant train stations, Manhattan’s Midtown district emerges as one of the most overwhelming and exciting sections of New York. Allow the guide to instill ease throughout this 2 to 2.5-hour private guided walking tour, offering insight into the best parts of the city. The guide facilitates navigation through the streets and landmarks constituting the postcard-perfect New York sought by every visitor.

During the 19th and 20th centuries, Manhattan experienced literal growth. Explore the lesser-known Marble Collegiate Church and proceed to renowned landmarks like the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library. Take a leisurely stroll through Madison Square Park and delve into the distinctive design of the Flatiron Building. Engage in discussions regarding the innovations that propelled the city to new heights during the skyscraper boom of the early 1900s. Gain insights into the Met Life Tower and the New York Life Building, among other famous towers. Naturally, detailed information about the world-famous Empire State Building, one of the last great giants of the 20th century, will be provided. Be prepared with your camera to capture commuters within the main terminal of Grand Central Station, where the preservation of these beautiful historic buildings for future generations is explored through landmark laws.

  • Flatiron Building
  • MetLife Tower
  • Appellate Courthouse
  • Morgan Library
  • New York Public Library
  • Schwartzman Building
  • Grand Central Station

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Frequently Asked Questions about Midtown Manhattan History and Architecture Guided Walking Tour

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is approximately 2-2.5 hrs.

What ages are recommended for the tour?

All ages are welcome.

Where is the tour meeting point?

The meeting point is at the SW corner of Madison Avenue & East 26th St. in Madison Square Garden.

When does the tour start?

Tour starts at 10:30 AM, 2 PM, daily.

What does my admission include?

Included in the admission are a professional tour guide and all entrance fees.

Do tours operate rain or shine?

Whether it rains, snows, or shines, we run our tours. They advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation available?

There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Is outside food or drink allowed?

No outside food or drink when in the Museums can be brought in.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not allowed, including electronic cigarettes.

Can I take photos during the tour?

Photos are allowed unless otherwise indicated. The use of flash video and selfie sticks are prohibited.

Can I bring my pet?

No pets allowed.