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United Nations Headquarters

46th Street, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-963-4475
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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 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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  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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46th Street, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
+1 212-963-4475
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I consider myself to be an amateur art lover and I have to say I really adored this HQ. There is art everywhere and the fact that all of the pieces were donated from around the globe is that much more amazing to me. Aside...More

Thank Rayne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great guided tour that provides an overall review of the United Nations with their various Committees. Security is tight so the process is a little long but goes quickly - make sure you bring ID. You must reserve in advance on line.

1  Thank Marcel P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Except lots of flags. And people protesting something. Usually. Like there was the day I was here. Not much to see from the outside. I used to have a class trip here almost every year. It's nothing special. Like a very fancy court. Probably time...More

Thank Carl T
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

For old times sake I paused as I passed by, to reacquaint myself with the offices which I first visited two decades ago, upon joining the UN. Not as grand and imposing as it was to my eyes back then. Indeed it is looking decidedly...More

Thank Gaijin-tanuki
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

If you plan to visit, make sure you book a tour online. It was very informative and got to see many behind the scenes locations. Expect a very strict security process so give yourself at least an hour.

Thank jntyler88
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Great example of impeccable operation. Once you've booked yourself in to enter the compound (at least one of the group needs ID) across the road, you're security scanned & then enter the grounds. The garden was cordoned off, so we couldn't get close to the...More

Thank David_and_Kerstin
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit. Guided tour by well informed tour guide, explaining the workings and history of the United Nations.

Thank DaveHen
Reviewed September 7, 2017

You'll get a stamp if you take your passport! We love the views, the artwork and the gift shop. I've never done a tour here, but I've spent hours here otherwise. Love this place!

1  Thank Joshua J
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

It was a wonderful tour with so much good information that I wish I could have a transcript of the tour. There was another tour that started at the same time we did. We made most of the same stops, but it was clear that...More

1  Thank LanaWhite
Reviewed September 1, 2017

You need a visitor pass which you can get by showing your passport / ID in an office opposite to the UN entrance. After a control you can enter the building. Withour guided tour there is not that much to see (some shops, a few...More

Thank Fam L
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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June 23, 2017|
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Response from jenj907 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I didn't actually do the passport stamping but I'm fairly certain it's at the Post Office, which is in the Visitor's Centre section (with the gift shop and bookstore). It's down the stairs when you first walk into the... More
Tatiana S
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Marty M | Reviewed this property |
Check the website for opening times. Just depends on what is happening that day.
February 20, 2017|
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Response from Traveler5_10 | Reviewed this property |
I think the stores are wonderful, with many one of a kind merchandise, and if you value the United Nations, you will value the stuff you find there. I didn't see any of that attitude.