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.
Please submit our Tour Reservation Form to book your tour now.
$10 Adult | $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.
The armories of New York City are an integral part of this city’s landscape, for their architectural significance, social and military history as well as their many adaptive reuse purposes today. Originally built in all five boroughs as the training and meeting locations for the New York State National Guard, these monuments chronicle the continuing changes in America’s military identity and society as well as changing architectural styles. This October, as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law, join us in celebrating the armories of New York City by touring three of the most impressive armories still standing.
Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00pm
69th Regiment Armory Tour - Click here to register
69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10010
The 69th Regiment Armory is home to the “fighting 69th - gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked”—the first Irish-American regiment in the United States. Since its foundation in 1906, this armory has hosted a diverse range of events, from Knicks games to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Join us for an hour tour of the building and learn more about the architecture and history of this beaux-arts building. Admission is free, but reservations are required as space is limited.
Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00pm
Park Slope Armory Tour - Click here to register
Park Slope Armory, 361 15th St. at Eighth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Originally the home of the 14th Regiment, the Park Slope Armory now hosts a veteran’s museum, a YMCA, and a shelter for the homeless. Built in 1893 with interior stained glass by Louis C. Tiffany, it also features a basement extending down two stories with a shooting range and a bowling alley. Admission is free, but reservations are required as space is limited.
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Kingsbridge Armory Tour
Kingsbridge Armory, W. Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx NY 10468
The Kingsbridge Armory, built in 1917, is often cited as the world’s largest armory with the capacity to fit two football fields in its drill hall. Though used for many military and civic events in recent decades, it is set to soon become the world’s largest ice rink center. Come see the magnificent space before its transformation. Admission is free, but reservations are required as space is limited.
For more information, please call (212) 616-3937.
Photo: James Ewing
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