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Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
+1 203-966-9663
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Learn how the biggest retail tycoon of the early twentieth century and a star architect changed the NYC skyline forever. Designed by the renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1913 to be Frank W. Woolworth’s NYC headquarters, the 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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 14:00 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
Manhattan
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"minute tour"
in 105 reviews
"cass gilbert"
in 32 reviews
"tallest building in the world"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful lobby"
in 13 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 57 reviews
"architectural history"
in 9 reviews
"city hall park"
in 8 reviews
"new york"
in 82 reviews
"great tour"
in 40 reviews
"great building"
in 11 reviews
"art deco"
in 12 reviews
"lower manhattan"
in 22 reviews
"nyc history"
in 8 reviews
"would highly recommend this tour"
in 7 reviews
"woolworths"
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"commerce"
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"gargoyles"
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Reviewed yesterday

Such a magnificent building, so much history. The tour was excellent, the guide very knowledgeable. She put the building in the context of the neighborhood, took us outside and around the corner for full views of the exterior and the surprise construction revealed by the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

After years of wondering what the building looked like inside, I finally got there. It is a magnificant gem, and unfortunately the only way to see it is through one of these tours. I took the 90 minute tour, a little pricey but glad I...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

So you thought this might be a bad review, right (except the actual rating of 5 gave it a way as not one).The point is---some tour guides have the

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour given by Barbara Christen was excellent. Her enthusiasm and depth of knowledge about the history of the building and what one can see inside is formidable. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Lobby Tour was expensive but we felt we got our money's worth. The guide was excellent and I'd highly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We scheduled a 90 minute tour with Ed because we wanted to see as much as possible. He is a great tour guide! We learned so much about Frank Woolworth, the history of the building and some of the events that occurred there. It was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thirty years ago I walked into the lobby and was intrigued by the beautiful ceilings. Thought there might be more to see but a quick 15 minute photo stop Inside the lobby really would cover Most of what there is. No place to wait/sit prior...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister saw a special on the building and wanted to see it the next time we were in NY. This tour turned out to be so very good. There were 6 of us in our group.Our guide, Bob Gelber, was excellent. He gave us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is OK, but is way too expensive for what it is. So it overpromised and historical perspectives were poor.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is classic american location. It is worth visiting to feel connection to history. Very pretty architecture.

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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
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shirmana
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.
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Mellifera246
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
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