The Art and Architecture of


Behind all the neon and glitz, 42nd Street reveals a rich architectural history. A century ago, early skyscrapers competed with grand Beaux Arts monuments in the drive to build a new commercial neighborhood north of what most people considered “the city.” This tour explores both the famous as well as the less-celebrated highlights of the most famous New York City street.


This tour lasts approximately two hours and costs a flat fee of $100 for groups of 1-4 people. For parties larger than 4 people, the cost is $25 per person. Please inquire about discounts for student groups or parties larger than 10 people.

To contact us about booking this tour please use our
online booking form (preferred) or call (toll-free) 1-877-572-9719

Private Walking Tours of New York City

Tour stops include*

Grand Central Terminal**

The Chrysler Building

The Bowery Savings Bank

The New York Public Library**

Bryant Park

The Grace Building

The American Standard Building

Times Square / The New York Times Tower

The Conde Nast Building

Theater Row

The Reuters Building

The Paramount Theater

“New 42nd Street”

History of lighted advertising

The Candler Building

In addition, the tour is supplemented with historic photographs to show development over the past 200 years.

* all walking tour itineraries are subject to change

** we will go inside these buildings as time / scheduling permits