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United Nations Headquarters

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

Very interesting guided tour of the UN. Guide was very engaging. Some rooms may be closed due to meetings, so you may not always be able to see everything.

Thank James_R_W_Bath
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time visit to the U.N. - very impressive! The young man who guided our tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. We also made a reservation at the Delegates Dining Room. Fabulous experience, and wonderful food! Awesome experience!

Thank Prof_Bill
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the UN headquarters on Thursday 21 June 2018. We had booked in advance for the tour and while the security checks took a while, once the tour started it was very informative and interesting. Our tour guide had extensive knowledge of all aspects...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend a few hours. The guides are knowledgeable and efficient, and the tours are small enough (20 people), that you won't have trouble hearing everything. Definitely get there at least an hour or more ahead of time. Thou will...More

Thank profmom1
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was surprised by the friendly and informative manner of the guide (from Morocco) as I had wrongly anticipated a prepared script of a blatantly pro-UN propagandist nature. She dealt well with awkward questions related to the Security Council raised by me and by some...More

Thank dubliner2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife, a portion of her MasterMind Group, and I dined at the Delegates Dining Room! All I can say is, "Wow!" The servers displayed royalty and the food was prepared with excellence. If you are touring the United Nations Headquarters, be sure to make...More

Thank adrianw151
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our grandchildren ages 9&11 to the UN visitors tour. Before going I asked if they had ever heard of the UN and of course they had no idea. After the tour and the excellent guide they wanted to move to NY and work...More

Thank ahijado2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though UN headquarters is not open for public, to see it from a near proximity is a good feeling. The building is huge and very secured. The Indian embassy was located not so far from it.

Thank nkeswa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a super tour guide who was friendly and informative. Besides our tour guide we found most staff unwelcoming and one in particular was quite rude to our group leader. The security is very tight and this is understandable but perhaps they could be...More

Thank Hilary B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the United Nations is a great concept and, despite its many issues, it’s the closest thing we’ve got to any sort of global cooperative, putting aside the Olympic Games and FIFA organisations (only joking). So if for no other reason than satisfying your...More

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Ann M
11 June 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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12 April 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
19 February 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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