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United Nations Headquarters

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Address: 405 East 42nd Street, 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
Phone Number:
+1 212-963-8687

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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We came across the UN by mistake but it was great to see it. Seen it on the TV loads of times so it was great to see it for real. For your info if you want to find it, it is at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Andy M
Basildon, United Kingdom
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a school group from UK who had little knowledge of the UN. The guided tour was excellent and clearly explained the role and aims of the UN. There is a chance to go into the chambers. I can highly recommend the tour

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went last week with my son who is active in MUN. What a great tour! The foyer is full of informative exhibitions, that's before the tour even starts. We were given our tour by a very well-informed guide who gave us so much information about the UN, the building, the history, current affairs. It was great. Not too long... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came across the UN by mistake but it was great to see it. Seen it on the TV loads of times so it was great to see it for real. For your info if you want to find it, it is at the bottom of East 46th street. We should have been at the bottom of West 46th street... More 

Thank Andy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have any issues for not booking in advance, maybe because we visited on a week day. I enjoyed the approximate 1 hour tour at the UN headquarters. I was so lucky to see the Security Council chamber and the General Assembly. All over the building, there were artifacts and paintings from different countries and our tour guide... More 

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Neunkirchen am Brand, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High security, bring your passport Take your time Overall not very busy Inside and Outside very nice views and great arcitecture!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One must go across the street from the UN to register before being allowed in the building. For no charge, you can then visit the lobby, gift shop and the outdoor area on the river. We opted to pay for the tour, which last 60 minutes. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and readily answered questions. Photos are allowed in many... More 

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South East England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth booking in advance so not to waste time waiting around. You go through ID and photo checks in an office across the road and at this point the staff are unaware of any tour delays or restrictions. We found this out last year as when we finally entered the wait for tours was over 3hours. So back... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 14 year old daughter and I reserved an afternoon tour of the UN. Our tour guide was very professional and offered just the right blend of humor and education. We were disappointed to learn the post office discontinued offering passport stamps beginning the afternoon of our tour. All employees were very friendly and I would definitely recommend.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To me I had a lot of respect for the UN, but wasn't sure if the tour was going to be any good - shame on me for even doubting it!!!! You have to first go across the street to have a picture taken of yourself and for them to check your passport (as it's classified as international territory you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did a guided tour and found that it was very informative. It was interesting seeing the different meeting rooms, but would have liked to seen the security council (a meeting was being held at the time). Whilst they recommend arriving 45/60 minutes prior to the tour, we breezed through security and waited inside for a while. The passport stamp... More 

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