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Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by touring the complex, even when it is in session. Important notice: Because of the new public access regulations and limitations starting June 2013, please also note that tour...more
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405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
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All three enjoyed it. The guide imparted a lot of information as to the workings of the UN and guided them to various areas of interest. Of particular note was the structure of the building itself. It has stood the test of time and holds...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to the UN with 2 daus yest aged 12 & 17. Unfortunately the tour guide, though lovely, spoke english with a very significant Asian accent and was hard for all of us to understand. My younger daughter really struggled to understand and she...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Stephanie7171family
Reviewed 1 week ago

The UN tour was extremely informative and exciting. Our tour guide was well informed about the organisation and provided us with lots of useful information. We were taken to five out of the six principal organ offices of the UN. Moreover, the souvenir shop at...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank abizer2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a tour of the united nations in advance. You need to arrive about an hour in advance to go through security. One of your party needs to take photo ID to an office across the street from the UN, have their photo taken...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RIchard035
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in NYC, and have at least half a day on hand, do not miss to take a guided tour of the UN.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Samir B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a small group of around 6 people (usually there’s 20+) so we had a good tour. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable! I would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Koy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second visit yo UN and comparing to 7 years ago, its has improved a lot. Our tour lasted over hour, and that was good length. Our tour guide was good.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LondonSuslik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The UN was founded on October 24, 1945. There are about 193 member States and two observer States. Good place to learn about the UN’s never ending humanitarian and peacekeeping efforts.

Date of experience: September 2019
55  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feels little short. But good place to visit with family. make sure you check the website regularly. The tours start inside the building and run every 15 minutes and they last around 45 minutes to 1 hour. hey take you through the various rooms where...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank KimYongSookr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for visiting the UN , the General Assembly (for more than 10 seconds), see the entrance hall with all the flags, etc. then do not bother to buy tickets. I did the tour in Spanish with my family. In total, we...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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MrWorldTraveler
3 July 2019|
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Response from Nellieoj94 | Reviewed this property |
I booked ours online.They have tours every 15 mins. You have to arrive an hour early to get "clearance". Bring ids
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LisaSamurai
30 June 2019|
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Response from Steve-and-Andie | Reviewed this property |
Walk a few blocks down 42nd Street to Grand Central Terminal...well worth a visit
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Kelly A
27 June 2019|
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Response from Opaldog | Reviewed this property |
There is a stated dress code. We dressed in summer pants and tops with short sleeves. That said there were people in suits and people in shorts as well.
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