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United Nations Headquarters

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Address: 405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
Phone Number: 212-963-8687

Visitors can learn about the UN's peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts by...

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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Get your passport stamped at the post office

Book your tickets online for the guided tour and collect them at the visitor office near the UN complex (across the street). Preferred if the tour was longer (1 hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting place to visit, a complex of buildings were all the nations are together. There is a nice garden with sculptures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Book your tickets online for the guided tour and collect them at the visitor office near the UN complex (across the street). Preferred if the tour was longer (1 hour approximately). During the visit, you get to see the general assembly hall, security council etc. The gift shop has a nice collection of souvenirs as well. In addition take your... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took the organized tour and wow what security. Must show photo ID just to get into the building across the street. Photo taken and badge provided that must be worn while on the tour. Walk across the street to the UN property and airport type security, Bag searches, metal detector etc. Once inside you can wander downstairs to the gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Register across the street, get a sticker and a wristband and you can visit one of the building. Guided tours cost about 20 dollars

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our tour of the United Nations headquarters. Amazing to see where all the countries of the world unite and come together. Very inspiring. Our tour guide was a little boring and she could have smiled a lot more but we still enjoyed it. Would not have been an interesting tour for our young daughter but if we go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visitors to the U.N. must be credentialed in a small building across the street from the U.N. Security personnel will point out the building for credentialing to those who show up at the gate without proper IDs/wrist bands. A quick walk through the grounds and the public portion of the U.N. building alone is worth a stop here. The chapel... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Sunday, and although you can still access the building and gift shop the assembly and council rooms are closed, and you can just view the exhibits in the hallway. If you go be sure to book a tour to make the visit worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very fortunate to work with the UN for a period several years ago but can recommend it as a tourist destiknation for those of you with an interest in seeing where the world works together (mostly). There are guided tours of the General Assembly and Security Council chambers and you might be lucky enough to get your picture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, to enter the UN buildings there is an office across the road where you must register. I did this twice and it took no more than 15 minutes but this may depend on queues. There is no charge to be registered but you must have your photo id with you (passport). Once you are registered then you can enter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was recommended by friends and it didn't disappoint. We booked the day before, online, which was relatively easy, but be aware that security requires you to arrive an hour before your tour. We did this and checked in at the office across the road which took 2 mins and so went straight in. Once you are in the... More 

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