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Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
+1 203-966-9663
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USD 225.00*
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Woolworth Building Lobby Tour
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Half-Day NY See It All Tour
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour guide was very good but there is nothing interesting to see or learn there other than the lobby which you can see in 20 seconds. Not worth the hefty price. Very disappointing.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The opulence and detail of this building are astounding. It’s absolutely worthwhile doing such a tour to see the areas that are usually off-limits.

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Thank NickFromSyd
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was well done, detailed and interesting. Recommended. This a beautiful building with many stories, all delivered by the guide.

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Thank PaintedPostDave
Reviewed 4 days ago

90 minutes seemed like 9 minutes with all the information, i.e. fun facts and stories, from our guide. After walking past the Woolworth building for years I finally got the low down on everything I wondered about. You can't stump the guide. Go ahead and...More

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Thank spike2dave
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed the two hour tour we took. The lobby is not open to the public so this is the only way you can see it. And it is a beauty. Thanks to our guide who really drew upon his art background to draw upon...More

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Thank Livin_in_atx
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent guide. Extremely knowledgable and entertaining. Enjoyed our questions. He was well prepared and had helpful handouts. It was an extremely cold day so ha shortened the time out doors but covered all the material.

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Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our 90-minute tour sped by -- educational and enjoyable and evocative of the old days, when New York set the stage for the rest of the world aspired to become. Have already suggested to friends that they sign up. Our guide, Anthony Robins, was terrific.

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Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had bought tickets for the 90 minute tour for my boyfriend as a Christmas present. He's very much into history and architecture in general. Our tour guide was Bob Gelber and he was absolutely amazing. He made the tour that much more interesting and...More

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Thank jmlisi
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very informative tour guide. The building/lobby was exquisite. Would highly recommend this tour. We went downstairs as well. Worth the money for sure.

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Thank TateCamillus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because they’re turning part into residences, you get to tour less than I’d expected. That didn’t stop our wonderful tour guide from a highly entertaining 90 minutes of education. We live 3 blocks away and had a great time learning about our own neighborhood.

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Thank Rachel R
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filled with handsome lofts on the edge of the
Financial District, this lovely slice of Manhattan
offers plenty of fine dining experiences and art
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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
20 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