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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...more
405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
+1 212-963-4475
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was interesting to see what goes on at UN; however, security is multi step process. And some of the main rooms may be closed if in use, so you could just get a long tour of hallways. The area outside is attractive, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exterior architecture of this building is really nice. We weren’t able to take a tour because it is closed on the weekends; tours are during the week from Monday-Friday. The tours last a little over an hour apparently. This building has high security therefore...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Onu Headquarters is one of the most important visit we've enjoyed in our NYC stay. It is a visit that needs some time because of the required control at the gate but the tour is so well guided that it was worth it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice to see the gathering rooms, for example the room of the security counsel. Very good guide with interesting information.

Thank Jan-Auwke D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture is amazing inside and outside.. It's perfect to stay inside when it's cold like we're there during winter. We didn't take a tour but tours are offered Monday-Friday, between 9:30 am and 4:45 pm and last between 45 minutes and an hour. There...More

Thank Annabelle C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family has been a member of the UN local chapter for a few years and we'd taken a tour of the UN HQ in Paris a couple years ago. So when we were in NYC for spring break earlier this year we wanted to...More

Thank jelico8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did get to see the building from the outside and was able to get several pictures of it this trip. I was able to take the United Nations Headquarters building back in 2002. I really enjoyed the tour and seeing the awesome architecture of...More

Thank Phillip R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, now that I have your attention: I highly recommend the tour. Without it, I'm not sure there's much to see. I went on a gray, drizzly day, which was good and bad. Bad in the sense that I could not walk the grounds and...More

Thank Brianimated
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Without a tour there's not as much there as you might imagine but it's still awesome to be part of the atmosphere and history.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a couple of hours to spend before leaving for flight home. You have to take ID to a building opposite the UN building and get a pass. I did this at midday and there was no queue. The tours seem to run on...More

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Ann M
June 11, 2018|
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Response from DeKokkies | Reviewed this property |
You really should be there as indicated as you’ll need to first collect your entry pass which took some time when we went and after, go through security.
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April 12, 2018|
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Response from Tamanna M | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be able to go in for sure; may not be open for a long duration of time, usually, tours move from room to room and don't allow you to deviate from the group
Gayle S
February 18, 2018|
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Response from MAUREEN M | Reviewed this property |
The official tour is most interesting. You go to places you can only visit with a guide. It takes about a hour and we enjoyed it very much. Fascinating info.