New York City Hall
New York City Hall
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Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Free tours of City Hall are offered on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. Tours are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register the day of the tour between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM at the NYC tourism kiosk, which is located at the southern end of City Hall Park on the east side of Broadway at Barclay Street. There are also reservation-required tours for groups (10-20 people or one class) on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and for individuals on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Please refer to the website for available dates and to make reservations.
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Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
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  • City Hall • 2 min walk
  • Park Place • 3 min walk
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
While heading towards the financial district we stopped at city hall park to clearly check out the city hall and the Woolworth building.
The hall is lovely, reminds me of a colonial building and as I have read it dates back to 1812, I can only imagine how the city looked back then.
There are free tours to visit the interior of the building, but we were on a tight schedule so we matched on.
Definitely worth checking out
Written March 17, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,444 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I very much enjoy this part of town and often return to sit in the park in front of City Hall and admire the classic old buildings all around. One of the rare parts of Manhattan where old architecture has been nicely preserved and now it is in great shape. The City Hall itself is of classic design.
Written June 17, 2023
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Josephine Foo
Jakarta, Indonesia73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
City Hall is the oldest City Hall in the United States, the architecture of the building is just beautiful.
Written November 8, 2020
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Inspire587709
785 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Decent view from outside, building is in City Hall Park and next to Brooklyn Bridge. Great spot to relax, eat from food trucks, and people watch.
Written September 30, 2020
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Lane the English traveller
Huddersfield, UK566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
We didnt go inside. We just passed it as we were walking to another attraction. It is a beautiful building and worthy of a look if you are in the area.
Written May 22, 2020
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Rob M
Colchester, UK347 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you're going to Brooklyn bridge, this is at the end anyway. This building has been home to many an historic event in New York and American, so it definitely is worth seeing, but probably not worth it as the sole place to come. More classically European in design that most buildings in the city.
Written December 14, 2019
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geotech522
5,320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We were doing a "Free Tours by Foot" Brooklyn Bridge walk and our starting point was at the Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain in the City Hall Park. While we were unable to see the interior of City Hall, we learned that it was constructed in the early 1800s in a neclassical style and is the longest serving city hall structure in the US. It is a beautiful building set in a park. The fountain is also very classical and is a nice place to relax and watch the world literally walk through and by. Surrounded by some historic buildings that once tried to be or were the "tallest building in the world."
Written October 22, 2018
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC12,794 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
The New York City Hall was constructed from 1803 to 1812, and is the oldest buildingned as it was built for. According to the information, it is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, both its exterior and interior. For those who are in architecture and interior design art, this is worth a time. The catch is, you need to make reservation for both group tour and individual tour, For me, not much time but to walk around the Park (where the building is located) and have chance to take photoes is worh a stop. For those who are not familiar with the area, it is located just when you get off the Broolyn Bridge walk and just walk past the Metro station. It is there.
Written October 12, 2018
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CarolineAlejo
New York City, NY69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
a lot of people getting married here, but the system is quite easy, just follow the instruction and you will do just fine. Best of luck!
Written September 13, 2018
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Hi, marriages are actually handled at the City Clerk's Office Marriage Bureau at 141 Worth Street, not at City Hall.
Written September 14, 2018
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dmz75
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
I arrived a few minutes late so I didn't catch the name of the guide but I know she was with the Public Design Commission. She was knowledgable and enthusiastic with a wonderfully open easy smile. This made me very comfortable and eager to hear what she had to say. There was some time spent outside of the building, viewing archive photographs of various events and notable individuals who had stood where we stood. We then went in and viewed the beautiful interior including the gorgeous staircase and rotunda, the Governors Room which held some of the City Hall Portrait Collection and peeked into the City Council Chambers where live discussions wee taking place. The tour lasted a little over an hour and imparted a great deal of information. I enjoyed myself and was thankful that it was a quiet day there, allowing for some time to enjoy the building without too many people.
Written March 29, 2018
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