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Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York City, 10001

The Basics

Madison Square Garden is a popular stop on hop-on, hop-off bus tours or private driving tours of New York, while cycling and walking tours also pause outside the landmark. You can also spy it from the skies on a helicopter tour of Manhattan, or get a behind-the-scenes tour included with a New York Sightseeing or FreeStyle Pass. The legendary venue hosts games, concerts, and other performances all year long, so you can also get a ticket for a dose of competition or entertainment. Book event tickets on Ticketmaster—Madison Square Garden’s official online ticket platform—or at the box office, typically open 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.

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Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Great experience
John_R, Mar 2020
Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
Really interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable. We toured the locker room, vip box, and many other areas not open to the general public.
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Fantastic tour
valerie_p, Feb 2020
Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
Great tour guide was very informative well worth a visit to see inside a great building lovely gift shop inside
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One of a must see in NYC
Petr_V, Jan 2020
Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
Our Guide Pete did great, knowing facts and combining with jokes, made our tour an unique experience. As a sport fan, this tour is one of a must to see. the building is probably one of the most iconic buildings in sport. highly recommended!
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Amazing
iheartnyc1982, Oct 2019
Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
We have been to NYC many times and each time we try and do something new to 'mix it up'. I am so glad we did this. It was so informative and new and really enjoyable. Our guide was really good at filling us in and you get to see so much more than expected (we got to see a hockey practice!) Really recommend this.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Madison Square Garden, especially tours of its inner workings, is ideal for sports fans.

  • Tours are held daily from 9:30am to 3pm.

  • Check MSG’s website for a list of banned items, including outside food and drink, video cameras, selfie sticks, and oversized bags.

  • In addition to the main arena, Madison Square Garden also hosts the more intimate Hulu Theater, plus restaurants, bars, and shops.

  • Collapsible strollers are welcome at events, so long as they fit under your seat.

  • The venue is accessible to visitors with mobility, sight, or hearing issues.

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How to Get There

Located in Midtown Manhattan, Madison Square Garden is just steps from Penn Station, which is serviced by the 1, 2, 3, A, C, or E subway, and New Jersey Transit or Long Island Railroad trains. You can also walk from the B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, or W subway at 34th Street/Herald Square, which is just minutes away; if arriving from New Jersey, get off the PATH Train at 33rd Street. Madison Square Garden is also easily accessible via bus or taxi, or on foot.

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When to Get There

Madison Square Garden hosts roughly 320 events per year, so there’s no bad time to visit to take in games, concerts, and other performances. The New York Knicks (basketball) and the New York Rangers (ice hockey) both typically play between October and April.

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Madison Square Garden’s Most Famous Visitors

Since its opening in 1968, Madison Square Garden has hosted some of the world’s biggest artists and celebrities. All genres of musicians—including John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Billy Joel, Madonna, U2, Taylor Swift, and Andrea Bocelli—have taken to its stage. The venue has even hosted Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. And every February, the Garden hosts two Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show competitions.

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