This post covers how to take the Madison Square Garden All Access Tour, what you will see, tour times, and where you can get discounted tickets. 

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One of the most famous sports and music venues in the world, Madison Square Garden All Access Tour gives you the insider scoop on this legendary arena.

It's a 75-minute tour where you explore exclusive VIP areas of this state-of-the-art arena and commemorate over 130 years of legendary Garden history.

All Access Tour

The tour includes the Defining Moments exhibit, featuring the 20 most iconic moments in the Garden’s history with commemorative photos, memorabilia, and artifacts.

You will also get VIP treatment with access to one of the 58 newly designed, luxury suites featuring state-of-the-art amenities and exclusive seating.

Lastly, you get a look inside the New York Knicks and New York Rangers Locker Rooms.

New York Knicks Lockeroom

Note: The tour is conducted in English. However, there are follow-along audio guides available in Español, 普通话, Français, Português, Deutsche and Italiano.


Reviewers say consistently that guides are informative, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.

Guests love the virtual reality experience that brings you up close to a thrilling concert or sports event.

Guests also enjoyed seeing the VIP Suites, as well as learning about the Garden’s history and nostalgia and interesting facts.

The tour is good for any sports or concert fans, or even those who just like history. 

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Before you pay full price, be sure to check out our discounts section. You can get these tickets for at least 10% and up to 55% off.


The tour runs daily between 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (15:00), with tours departing approximately every half hour.

Note: Tour times are subject to change due to venue activity.

Location: The Tour departs from the Madison Square Garden store at 7th Ave between 31st and 33rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan.

NOTE: This is a walking tour and there is no place to store baggage.

If you are coming with oversized bags or luggage, you may want to store your luggage at a nearby luggage storage facility for just $5.99/day/piece.


As we mentioned above, there really is no reason to pay full price for tickets. Here are a few options to help you save between 10-55%.

Tourist Attraction Discount Passes

Free admission is included as an option in your Explorer Pass or New York Pass, with big discounts with other options.

Tourist attraction discount passes can save you up to 55% off of full-price admission to most of NYC's most popular attractions and tours.

Read our post on tourist discount passes to see if one is right for you.

Groupon and Living Social

Check coupon sites like Groupon where you can often find good deals on tour tickets.

Military Discounts or AAA Discounts 

Unfortunately, there are no military or AAA discounts at this time. 


Madison Square Garden hosts over 300 events a year, including sporting events, concerts, comedy shows, benefits, and seasonal spectaculars.

See what's on at the Garden here.

Billy Joel Madison Square Garden

Sports Events

  • Basketball - The Knicks
  • Ice Hockey - The Rangers
  • Big East Basketball Tournament
  • WWE Wrestling
  • NY Tennis Open
  • Westminster Dog Show
  • and more!

See how MSG hosts both Basketball and Ice Hockey in the same week!


To see who is playing the Garden during your visit, see our monthly posts on things to do in NYC which includes a whole section on concerts.

TIP: You can see Billy Joel every month. Since 2014, legendary musician Billy Joel performs once a month at the Garden.

Get tickets to see Billy Joel’s monthly show here.


The Garden hosts family-friendly events throughout the year. Many shows are held in the smaller Hulu Theater at the Garden.

Some shows you can expect every year are A Christmas Story, Sesame Street Livey Cirque du Soleil.

Also, check the Family-Friendly section of our monthly posts on things to do in NYC to see what is playing for kids.


About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: junio 27th, 2022
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