Fantastic New York City Tour, inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and 1920’s New York City


When: Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 am (Check for additional tour times).
Where: Near 42nd Street and Times Square (exact location given upon purchase)
Cost: $45 (tour) / $59 (tour plus $25 IMAX® Gift Card redeemable in the US)
Duration: Approximately 2.5 - 3 hours

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Tour Highlights

  • See the Woolworth Building—one of New York’s oldest buildings—which has been recreated on screen as the headquarters for the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA)
  • Take in the Statue of Liberty – which welcomes world travelers, like Newt Scamander, to New York.
  • Stop by the Tenement Museum, which was used as a reference for Jacob Kowalski’s apartment building.
  • Discover a bar that is similar to The Blind Pig—an underground speakeasy in the wizarding world.
  • See a brownstone like the one shared by Tina and Queenie Goldstein.

Special Offer

2016-imaxmovies-fandango-mobilecard-v2-258x163More Fantastic in IMAX® - For a limited time beginning Thursday, November 17th through December 15th, IMAX® and On Location Tours are offering a special discounted package to take the Fantastic New York City Tour and experience Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in IMAX®. To purchase this combo offer, click here.

Tour Details


On Location Tours is thrilled to team up with NYC&Co. and Warner Bros. Pictures to bring you the Fantastic New York City Tour, inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Jazz Age New York City. The highly anticipated film takes place in an exciting new era of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World—1926 New York—and will take you on a whirlwind adventure through a side of this magical universe you’ve never seen before, marked by glittering skyscrapers, smoky speakeasies and dark secrets.

The film centers on Magizoologist Newt Scamander, who has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.  Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

A story of this scope demands an equally magnificent setting, and New York landed the starring role. Before filming began in August 2015, director David Yates took his creative team on a mission to the Big Apple to draw inspiration from its history, scale, grit and grandeur. They returned to Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, in Englandand, under the direction of Academy Award-winning production designer Stuart Craig, built their own magical 1920s New York. Let On Location Tours take you to the timeless American city that inspired the magnificent set.

On the Fantastic New York City Tour, you’ll experience Chinatown, the Bowery, SoHo,Chelsea, Greenwich Village and Times Square, as well as many historic New York City landmarks. We’ll take you back to an era when flappers danced the Charleston in gilded skyscrapers, gangsters stole through shadows in dark alleyways, and jazz played all night long. Are you ready to see just how fantastic New York City can be?

Get excited for a new era of magic. We’d love to show you around.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens worldwide on November 18th, from Warner Bros. Pictures.

For more information on The Fantastic NYC of the 1920s please visit

* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accomodate your request.
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Fantastic New York City Tour, inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them and 1920’s New York City