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Address: 405 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number: 212-963-8687
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Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts...

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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Been there before, but did not take the guided tour. This time we took it. Our quide was really good and the tour was an eye opening experience. I recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joni N

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting visit, everyone very welcoming and informative about this well known Headquarters.. Well worth a visit would recommend this to anyone visiting New York, would definitely visit again. Thanks to everyone at the United Nations for being so pleasant.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told to book a tour of the United Nations. It was outstanding. The tours are given by people from throughout the World. Our guide was from Rome and she was outstanding and very knowledgeable. The senior rate is $11.00 which is a great value. You get to see the General Assembly Hall, which we all see on TV... More 

Thank Dennis F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't go in for a visit though. But this HQ is located at the 1st Street along the river. It is quiet and it is also pretty far away from the nearest Metro Station - the 42nd - Grand Central Station. Expect to do some walking. Also, there are some bus stops nearby this building, which are not noticeable... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the more serious traveler this is a great place to visit,Being in the Security Council, and General Assembly is great to be where history is made. There are regular tours round the UN. we were a bit worried as when I tried to book online there was nothing available for a few days. But when we got to the... More 

Thank Richard B
State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can book the tour online or buy it at the front desk. Be prepared to go early and take your ID. People ahead of me were using passports as a form of ID. I went for the 10 am tour. The tour by itself is underwhelming. We were not allowed to take pictures of the main meeting hall. It... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there before, but did not take the guided tour. This time we took it. Our quide was really good and the tour was an eye opening experience. I recommend.

Thank Joni N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, great site, with a very interesting history and its relevance in today's politics and definitely one of the items I had to get off my bucket list. you have to book a ticket in advance, but if you speak English you can even get a spot if you book just a few days beforehand. The security staff... More 

Thank Sander H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous and interesting. This visit was very informative and moving. Sometimes easy to scoff at the stuff the UN fails to do,without properly reflecting in its achievements, but this tour totally rectified that for me. Interesting, informative, educational, emotional - do it! Remember, easier to book ahead and make sure you leave enough time to clear security - you are... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really interesting and informative tour which needs to be booked in advance, however some additional tours are released online on the day! Don't forget to take your passport with you!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Timed ticket not REQUIRED but wait can be very long without it. Need 45 min to get through security since they give priority to employees. So if your entry is before 10am you will wait and wait for the employees to pass even if you have a ticket. Don't need to go extra early. Hang near the guard and he... More 

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