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United Nations Headquarters

405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
+1 212-963-8687
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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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405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
Midtown
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+1 212-963-8687
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bought the tickets online for a 10am visit in August. Need to register across the street before entering. A quick walk through security and you are in for a 1 hour tour. Our guide was very knowledgable we all enjoyed it.

Thank salesjo
Reviewed 4 days ago

I took the presence of the UN for granted but touring it was incredibly informative. Important small display compares the world's budgets for war versus peace. Highly recommend.

1  Thank jcbexleyoh
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took an afternoon tour, which takes about 1 hours. We were able to see the Security Council, General Assembly and received a good explanation on the general objectives of the UN through a show and tell. It was all informative and worthwhile, but while...More

Thank ChrisHaenen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor centre by itself has some interesting information, but really you should take the tour to get a much better look at the assembly areas and to hear great information from the guide. Book a time in advance if you can, but don't be...More

Thank Smith1619
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the UN on a Saturday afternoon. There are no guided tours available but you are allowed to walk part of the grounds and part of the General Assembly Building. The gift and book shops were open but no food was available. Admission is...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What the website advertises for the Children's tour simply does not happen. They advertise interactive games, puzzles, role-plays, quizzes. This is FALSE advertising. NONE of this happened on our tour. This tour is nothing but the adult tour, using age appropriate examples. This was extremely...More

Thank didntwant2join
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An unexpected bonus. Once through security the place itself was interesting and pleasant. A sense of being in a place where history is made and I know the UN is not everyone's cup of tea but you have to admire the intent of the organisation...More

2  Thank Pktara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Perhaps my expectations were low but I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. As mentioned by others, buy tickets online, check in across the street an hour before your tour time with photo ID, and then queue to get past...More

1  Thank jeanhollis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the UN. Be prepared to arrive about an hour before your time slot to make sure you can move through security but don't worry - all runs smooth. The tour was extremely interesting and we got to learn about...More

Thank Faansie T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had expected something more, though I'm not sure what. The guided tour was relatively short, but we got to quietly enter the chambers so often seen in the news, and we got an overview of the UN's activities. Note: The tour web site states...More

Thank troelsarvin
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wishesandreams
24 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
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Tatiana S
11 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.
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meghanreeves
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.
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