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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
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405 E 42nd St, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507
Midtown
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+1 212-963-4475
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Upon entering the Plaza, you need to view the various art works from member nations Our tour guide was a young lady- a perfect host-who was from a former Soviet Union was energetic and knowledgeable. She presented a concise explanation of the purpose of the...More

Thank LCtribe
Reviewed 3 days ago

For those who seek inspiration and love the United Nations work it is incredible to see and go inside the UN Headquarters.

Thank thvcosta
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed the tour and thought it was very worthwhile. You need to get there early to get thru security. Only $12 ish, so quite cheap. The tour content was really interesting, although I wish the guide had been slightly more invested in the...More

Thank Rose S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a very interesting tour of the UN. We had young kids and they were not bored. I would highly recommend this tour. And it has a very nice gift shop.

1  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We lost $88.00 by booking our tickets online. We arrived more than half-hour earlier before our tour schedule. Due to RED-TAPE security registration, ID, bag-checking, etc., we entered the UN building premise late according to our scheduled tour which we booked online. The ticket person...More

Thank JChrist2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour itself was, as another user said, pretty dry. It's also pretty rushed--there wasn't a lot of time to look at art/artifacts and take pictures. I'm still glad I went on the tour--it's the only reason this isn't a 1-star review. The security across...More

Thank KatyFranks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a one hour tour that primary focused on the organization and function of the UN. I certainly learned a few things and the tour of the meeting rooms is impressive. But it seems that they miss the opportunity to better show off the...More

Thank giorgitd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the UN is something everyone should do... it's very moving to learn about the role of the UN in trying to keep us at peace and to further social justice for all.

1  Thank DBH-AK
Reviewed 1 week ago

first, i bought tickets in advance and recommend you do it. not sure you will be able to get in otherwise. they are pre selected for a time slot. Great tour and knowledgeable staff who all hold masters or higher degrees...phenomenal educational experience and highly...More

Thank diceccod
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the UN and its impact on global problems is hard to comprehend without a visit to the HQ in NYC. You do need to plan ahead as there are limits to the number of people allowed in and days available for tours....More

Thank Catharine P
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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
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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.
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