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United Nations Headquarters

46th Street, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-963-4475
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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 tickets will NOT be sold on premises and a guided tour ticket for visitors is required to enter the UN Headquarters.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“general assembly” (203 reviews)
“security council” (152 reviews)
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46th Street, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
Midtown
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+1 212-963-4475
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"general assembly"
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"security council"
in 152 reviews
"guided tour"
in 115 reviews
"human rights"
in 16 reviews
"gift shop"
in 65 reviews
"member states"
in 14 reviews
"photo id"
in 21 reviews
"international relations"
in 11 reviews
"world peace"
in 10 reviews
"world leaders"
in 9 reviews
"book shop"
in 9 reviews
"east river"
in 28 reviews
"security check"
in 18 reviews
"new york"
in 71 reviews
"nice tour"
in 10 reviews
"airport style security"
in 9 reviews
"inside the building"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recommend a guided tour (45 minutes in length) to see inside. When you come as a visitor there is lots to see indoors and outdoors and the guided tour will allow you to see the General Assembly, Security Council and more!

Thank Sandra K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did not have a lot of time but we walked by the United Nations Headquarters. We have seen it so many times that we figured we should at least walk by considering how important the building is and the history, even though it is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to New York many times but for some reason I had never visited the United Nations Headquarters. It really is a most worthwhile thing to do. I happen to love the building - 1950s architecture is a matter of taste - and this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped down to have a quick look before heading home and got chatting with the police on one of the gates. Who would have known this place is like an independent state within New York with it's own Police force. They did mention that there...More

1  Thank Steve-and-Andie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who doesn't know the UN? That should be one of the reasons to visit this building! Unfortunately we couldn't have a look arround in the room of the security council due to a meeting that day.

Thank Jordy v
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our guided tour online well in advance before we arrived in New York. Here is the tip. If you want a guided tour, jump online and book a session with your preferred time and language. Each session is limited to 20 people only...More

Thank Jason526
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in New City , UN headquarters is one of the must visit place! Make sure you come early in the morning and guided tour is available. The conference halls will be covered depending on if these are not occupied or no meeting...More

Thank John E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to NYC maybe 10 times and never managed (until now) to squeeze in a visit to the U.N. (We have visited the U.N. in Geneva but never NYC). We booked a tour in advance (highly recommended) and were not disappointed. We were...More

Thank RexT
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Planning on visiting this world famous location really excited us. You would expect a somewhat impressive reception however prepare for queuing up in front of a shabby check-in office on 1st avenue completely open to the elements. Only one person of any party can go...More

Thank DeKokkies
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting tour, book it in advance, online....because they get pretty busy...highly recommended. Very cool gift shop with crafts from all over the world.

Thank Telma D
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Teacherino For ... K
12 April 2018|
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Response from Tamanna M | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be able to go in for sure; may not be open for a long duration of time, usually, tours move from room to room and don't allow you to deviate from the group
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Gayle S
19 February 2018|
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Response from MAUREEN M | Reviewed this property |
The official tour is most interesting. You go to places you can only visit with a guide. It takes about a hour and we enjoyed it very much. Fascinating info.
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Cathy C
8 February 2018|
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Response from MAUREEN M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to go through security but it is not a long process. My daughter went in to the office to be given a “party leader ID sticker. I went with her and was given an identifying coloured wristband. It was all quick... More
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