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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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46th Street, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-963-4475
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Reviewed yesterday

I took this tour, last Monday, and I thought it was informative and pretty interesting. Firstly, book on-line, to guarantee tickets, and turn up an hour early, with official ID, for your security check. Once inside, the tour is not that long, 45 mins to...More

Thank SaleDamc
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited UN Headquarters for a tour of the facility. Our very skilled guide took us through the building, visiting all the really important areas other than the Security Council meeting room (closed to visitors because the Security Council was in session trying to address...More

Thank antistius
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting tour, to a point. It's quite short in that we were rushed through in 45 minutes. There is no time to view the exhibits. With a $4 surcharge for booking 2 tickets online it's a pricey in and out visit. I'm...More

Thank markmond
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is well worth booking (you must do it in advance, as they sell out). The tour took us in many parts of the building, and we got to take some great pictures.

Thank Traveller-BL
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's far on the east side, but when you do get over to 1st ave, it's a beautiful building standing perpendicular to the others and shining brightly. All the nations flags flying, I think everyone should see the complex.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this was a nice overview of the assembly rooms and various donated pieces of art at the UN. The tour guide gave good explanations of the purpose of the UN and each assembly hall. He was friendly and answered all questions. I would...More

Thank Shari C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as a family of adults. We booked a tour online and were advised to arrive an hour early. This is important as it is a bit of a fiddle to get your entry passes, bags scanned and tickets scanned. The whole building...More

Thank Melissahill85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended destination while visiting NYC. I learned that Rockefeller donated the money to purchase the UN land and that most of the 30 principles of human rights are contained either in our Declaration of Independence or our Constitution. An amazing place promoting world peace...More

Thank CoachJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to buy my ticket ahead of time because it gets very busy. I had to go to the visitor center across the street to get my photograph sticker. I was a few minutes late but they escorted me to my group. There is...More

Thank GrammyJ43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I consider myself to be an amateur art lover and I have to say I really adored this HQ. There is art everywhere and the fact that all of the pieces were donated from around the globe is that much more amazing to me. Aside...More

Thank Rayne M
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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23 June 2017|
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Response from jenj907 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I didn't actually do the passport stamping but I'm fairly certain it's at the Post Office, which is in the Visitor's Centre section (with the gift shop and bookstore). It's down the stairs when you first walk into the... More
Tatiana S
10 March 2017|
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Response from Marty M | Reviewed this property |
Check the website for opening times. Just depends on what is happening that day.
21 February 2017|
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Response from Traveler5_10 | Reviewed this property |
I think the stores are wonderful, with many one of a kind merchandise, and if you value the United Nations, you will value the stuff you find there. I didn't see any of that attitude.