Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

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. 

 

 


TOUR OVERVIEW

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.


TOUR REVIEWS

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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TICKET PRICES

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.


Hours:

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.

 


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DISCOUNTS

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 or you.


SAVE 10%

Save 10% when you purchase through CitySights and use code SAVE10. CitySights is a bus tour operator that also handles ticketing for popular attractions.


Groupon and Living Social

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


Get 20% off 

Simply print and present this coupon at the ticket booth to receive 20% off the All Access Tour. One coupon applies for up to 6 people. Cannot be combined with other offers.


Military Discounts or AAA Discounts 

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

 


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SPORTING EVENTS AND CONCERTS

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!

 

 


Concerts

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.

 

 


FAMILY-FRIENDY SHOWS

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 Live, and 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.

 

 


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