The Gilded Age: Heyday of High Society Tour

Journey through the American Industrial Revolution with us on this NYC high society tour. You’ll hear all about the lives of America’s business giants; John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and others as you learn all about their dramatic ascension to wealth and dominance, the empires they erected, and the power struggles they navigated. Gain insight into their extravagant lifestyles and personal lives. Visit the millionaire’s row to marvel at their opulent mansions, prestigious private clubs, and museums brimming with the riches of America’s self-made elite. Notable stops include The Metropolitan Club and the Metropolitan Museum.

Millionaire’s Row

Museum District

Unique Insights


Tour Highlights

Hear the riveting tales of the industrial magnates that helped shape the American economy, including Astor, Vanderbilt, and Carnegie

Visit Millionaire's Row to admire the stunning mansions, reflecting the wealth and taste of the Gilded Age's elite

Explore a curated selection of Gilded Age treasures housed in one of the most iconic museums in the world

Learn about their personal lives, contrasting their public successes with private dramas

Duration, Price & Where to Meet


2 hours


$279.00 USD

Meeting Point

Grand Army Plaza
By the north side of the fountain in front of the Plaza Hotel

Please note...


We want you to have a great experience and will do our best to accommodate you. Even with the best intentions we understand that sometimes things happen. We ask kindly that you please take a moment to review our policies:

  • Safety – We follow all of the most current federal, state and local guidelines and follow best practices to ensure the safety of all. Our tours take place outdoors unless otherwise noted. Masks and social distancing are recommended and may be required to enter indoor facilities when applicable. We make every effort to avoid high traffic areas to make for a more comfortable experience.
  • Weather – all tours are conducted on a year round basis, rain or shine. If inclement weather is expected or there is a severe weather advisory warning in effect around the time of the tour, we will contact you to discuss all options including or rescheduling the tour to another day or provide a refund.
  • Schedule – tours start promptly at the designated meeting location for your chosen tour. We recommend you plan to arrive a few minutes early. If you anticipate a delay in arrival please call us at (646) 320-1277.
  • Exchanges and Refunds – if for any reason you cannot make your scheduled tour we will be happy to reschedule your tour for another day. If you must cancel your tour we will provide a full refund of your tour at your request with a minimum of 24 hours notice.
  • Reservations – you can reserve a tour by phone, e-mail, or securely online. Advance reservations are recommended for all tours. Scheduled tours start promptly at the designated meeting location for your chosen tour. We recommend you plan to arrive a few minutes early.
  • Dress – for the most enjoyable experience we suggest dressing appropriately for the weather and wearing comfortable walking shoes.
  • Photos – bring a fully charged phone or camera! Your guide is happy to take photos for you at your request.
  • Accessibility – our tours take place on level terrain and are stroller and wheelchair friendly. Please notify your guide if any participants might require special accommodation or accessibility during the tour.
  • Transportation – we know that the best way to experience New York City is on foot. Our tours are walking tours that go at a comfortable leisurely pace. We can provide private transportation or assist with public transportation for an additional fee upon request.

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