Relive the experience of traveling through New York City during the early, mid, and late twentieth centuries! Explore our collection of vintage subway and elevated cars and objects from the archive that share the stories of public transportation.


In-Person (60 Minutes) 

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

12:30pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm

(The Gift Shop is closed on Wednesdays.)



Adult & Adult Seniors

15 people or less $125 (Adult Seniors $105)

16-20 people or less $175 (Adult Seniors $140)

21-30 people or less $225 (Adult Seniors $200)

Groups with Disabilities

Up to 17 participants $100 (includes staff and chaperones)


Moving the Millions

Discover the magnitude and complexity of New York City’s public transportation system by exploring elements of construction, engineering, organization and impact over time in this introduction to transit history.

Subway Tracks

Explore New York City’s subway system from past to present. Track the history of our complex transit system on a tour of our vintage train collection while also discussing how we safely ride the subway today, from entering the system with a MetroCard or OMNY tap to recognizing potential concerns and social cues. (For adults with developmental disabilities only.)



Payment by credit card is preferred but checks are also accepted. If payment is not received at least weeks prior to your visit, your program will be canceled. Refunds cannot be given less than three weeks before your visit. If bus service is suspended due to inclement weather or other factors, we may be able to reschedule groups. Additional payment information will be sent upon booking.   

For questions about adult group tours and the booking process, please email [email protected].  

For questions about accessibility please email [email protected] or visit our accessibility webpage.


Reservations are required for all group visits and masks are optional. The Museum does not allow self-guided or unscheduled groups at any time. The Museum does not have lunch facilities. We encourage groups to eat, weather permitting, at some nearby outdoor eating options including Columbus Park, Korean War Veterans Plaza, or Cadman Plaza Park. The Museum does not have a coat or bag check and cannot store backpacks and coats during your program.


Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled tour; the Museum cannot accommodate entry any earlier. Upon arrival, your educator will meet you at the top of the stairs outside the Museum. Do not enter until you are with your educator. Late-arriving groups will receive an abbreviated program. We cannot extend tours due to late arrival for any reason.  If you anticipate a late arrival, please email [email protected]. 

All groups must depart at their scheduled time. Groups may not stay in the Museum after the program ends.


Tours are non-refundable within three weeks of the scheduled visit, though changes to times and dates may be accommodated on a case-by-case basis and as space allows.


Upon booking, you will be asked to share any specific needs for your group so we can best assist you. The Transit Museum is wheelchair accessible via a lift which has a total weight limit of 450 pounds. The lift moves slowly and allows one person at a time, so please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your program’s start time. If you need to use the lift, please inform us in advance. For more information about accessibility options, including ASL Interpreters and listening devices, please visit the Museum’s accessibility page on our website. 


Traveling by Subway 

Taking the train is the best way to begin your visit to the Transit Museum. We are conveniently located a short walk from: 
Borough Hall Station: 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines (0.2 miles) 
Jay Street MetroTech Station: A, C, F, and R (0.2 miles) 
Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station: A, C, and G (0.2 miles) 

Traveling by Charter Bus 

Buses may make drop offs on either Boerum Place or Schermerhorn Street. Parking is limited and unpredictable in Downtown Brooklyn.