Visitors are welcome to take a guided tour of the Park Avenue Armory with one of our staff and view the unique qualities of this landmark building, from the soaring 55,000 square foot Drill Hall to the extraordinary interiors by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, Candace Wheeler, Herter Brothers and others. The magnificent Board of Officers Room on the first floor and two rooms on the second floor have already been restored and renovated to the design of Herzog & de Meuron. The 75-minute, walking tour explores the first floor period rooms, views the drill hall and visits some of the second floor areas not normally on view to the public. The Armory’s military and social history, new artistic programming, restoration and renovation plans, and the building’s future as a new New York City cultural institution will all be discussed. There are approximately 50 steps during the tour – there is also an elevator available. Please call ahead if you need help entering and navigating the Armory.
Reservations are required to attend a tour and may be made up to two months in advance.
Tours are offered on most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am, as available and excluding holidays. Please note: We have a lot of work in progress in the building this fall and will be offering less tours than normal.
Reservations are now being accepted for tours on September 18, 23, 25, 30 and October 9 and 23.
Please submit our Tour Reservation Form to book your tour now.
$5 Senior/Student (Seniors 62 and up, students with a valid ID)
FREE Armory Members and Children under 12
Groups of 15 or more or private group tours outside the stated hours above are welcome, but required to make a reservation and are subject to availability. Please call (212) 616-3937 or email TOURS to make your group tour reservation.
When events are open to the public, such as art and antique shows or public exhibitions, the period rooms on the first floor are open to view in a self-guided tour. There are printed guides available which provide information on each room.
Become a Member: As a member of the Park Avenue Armory, you have the opportunity to attend behind-the-scenes tours and members-only open house events. CLICK HERE to learn more.
To learn more about the history of our interiors, DOWNLOAD OUR INTERIORS GUIDE.