New York City Hall
New York City Hall
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Free tours of City Hall are offered on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. Tours are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register the day of the tour between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM at the NYC tourism kiosk, which is located at the southern end of City Hall Park on the east side of Broadway at Barclay Street. There are also reservation-required tours for groups (10-20 people or one class) on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and for individuals on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Please refer to the website for available dates and to make reservations.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • City Hall • 2 min walk
  • Park Place • 3 min walk
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Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA8,783 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Idy wanted to do this tour since The Before Times, so was thrilled to get a spot on my return visit in 2023.

Our docent, Mary Beth Betts, met us in the courtyard outside City Hall and took us all back to the days when NYC was still in its growing phases. We learned about how the site evolved, and about the, er, oft colorful characters that served as Mayor of NYC.

The tour visited the Governor's room and City Hall Council Chambers, as well as stops along the way to learn about the amazing architecture and interior design. Just delightful glimpses into history.

Our group was lucky, as the mayor himself had just completed a press conference before the tour began. Lots of staffers were still in evidence, and all were graciously welcoming.

A great insight into the early days of NYC, and how City Hall has endured into the 21st century.
Written June 21, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I very much enjoy this part of town and often return to sit in the park in front of City Hall and admire the classic old buildings all around. One of the rare parts of Manhattan where old architecture has been nicely preserved and now it is in great shape. The City Hall itself is of classic design.
Written June 17, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
The City Hall building is in itself a very impressive building and it sits in front of City Hall Park. Great features and very distinctive.
Written February 5, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Well you really can't get in or up close as there are security fences, but from the lovely park outside you can snap some good photos of the classic 19th Century architecture.
Written December 10, 2021
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ham ham
Miami Beach, FL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
When I went with my family to NY, it was breathtaking! The pizza style and creamy ice cream is so delicious. In fact, you could enjoy any time, anywhere. The snow is deep and white, perfect to throw snowballs at friends and family members. Taking a morning stroll with your dog and hot chocolate in your hands is ideal but relaxing. I guarantee you will have the best experience in NY.
Written May 30, 2021
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Josephine Foo
Jakarta, Indonesia73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
City Hall is the oldest City Hall in the United States, the architecture of the building is just beautiful.
Written November 8, 2020
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Inspire587709
785 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Decent view from outside, building is in City Hall Park and next to Brooklyn Bridge. Great spot to relax, eat from food trucks, and people watch.
Written September 30, 2020
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Lane the English traveller
Huddersfield, UK566 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We didnt go inside. We just passed it as we were walking to another attraction. It is a beautiful building and worthy of a look if you are in the area.
Written May 22, 2020
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The Swiss Nomad
Lugano, Switzerland3,518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
While heading towards the financial district we stopped at city hall park to clearly check out the city hall and the Woolworth building.
The hall is lovely, reminds me of a colonial building and as I have read it dates back to 1812, I can only imagine how the city looked back then.
There are free tours to visit the interior of the building, but we were on a tight schedule so we matched on.
Definitely worth checking out
Written March 17, 2020
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Rob M
Colchester, UK347 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you're going to Brooklyn bridge, this is at the end anyway. This building has been home to many an historic event in New York and American, so it definitely is worth seeing, but probably not worth it as the sole place to come. More classically European in design that most buildings in the city.
Written December 14, 2019
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