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Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
+1 203-966-9663
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F. W. Woolworth funded this elaborate design on his own dime - and nickel. Designed by the renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1913 as Frank W. Woolworth’s NYC headquarters, the landmarked Woolworth Building was the tallest in the world for 17 years. Long closed to the public, architectural tours of its magnificent vintage lobby are now available.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
+1 203-966-9663
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We found the tour to be engaging and educational. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and we learned some important history as well.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a great opportunity to photograph the interior lobby of the Woolworth Building. Be sure to sign up for the tour, great historical information shared as we were photographing. This comment has nothing to do with the tour itself (which we enjoyed), but the...More

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Thank Alanna L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the tour of the beautiful Woolworth Building. Tour guide Bob Gelder was eloquent and well informed. The 90 minutes flew by. Learned so much. It's a gem worth seeking out.

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Thank James L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tony Robbins tour was incredibly informative and fun! We had a wonderful time learning the history of the beautiful Woolworth Building. If you have interest in architecture or history I highly recommend taking this tour!

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Thank Ryann R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guide was well informed and made the tour interesting in the way he spoke about the building and the man.

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Thank Lou-C6343
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour and I appreciate the very knowledgeable guide! I feel bad that I did not have any cash on hand for a tip!

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Thank andrewfarrelllee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a very interesting tour of Woolworth building where Ed was our tour guide. It was very personable and amazing beauty within the building. We got to go to areas the public does not have access too. The stories of Woolworth and the history...More

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Thank loaveantigues
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ed was our tour guide. He was one of the most personable & knowledgeable guides I have had in many travels. He educated the group on the nuances of the building & Frank Woolworth himself. A must do!

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Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was interesting, entertaining and friendly. The information was very interesting and the building is stunning! However, the woman working at the security desk told me that my tour guide would bring me to a restroom during my tour. This is NOT true....More

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Thank Sara S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very knowledgeable and friendly guide (Nina). Don't miss the chance to see inside this lovely building. Photos do not do it justice.

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Thank Linda S
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of “Triangle Below Canal Street” that became a popular
nickname in the 1970s. An attractive neighbourhood
filled with handsome lofts on the edge of the
Financial District, this lovely slice of Manhattan
offers plenty of fine dining experiences and art
galleries. Plus, it’s home to the city’s most exciting
film event, the Tribeca Film Festival, that takes
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Tamar A
5 April 2017|
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Response from Dawbs | Reviewed this property |
We booked through the only authorised booking company after searching Woolworth Building on the internet and took the 60 minute tour, it is the first one that comes up on Google. Our guide was Bob Gelder who was fantastic... More
19 February 2017|
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Response from AdSmith28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are tons of places to eat within a block or two - you're never far from anything in Manhattan and everything is always open, for the most part.
16 June 2016|
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Response from BKNGuide | Reviewed this property |
Alas, the lobby has been closed to the public since 9/11. There is even a sign posted outside the door reading "No Tourists Beyond This Point," a rule aggressively enforced by foul-mouthed security guards. (In happier times... More