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Woolworth Building

233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
+1 203-966-9663
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F. W. Woolworth funded this elaborate design on his own dime - and nickel. Designed by the renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1913 as Frank W. Woolworth’s NYC headquarters, the landmarked Woolworth Building was the tallest in the world for 17 years. Long closed to the public, architectural tours of its magnificent vintage lobby are now available.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
233 Broadway, New York City, NY 10279-0001
+1 203-966-9663
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour tied in not only the building, but the era, the history, the people-- it was like stepping back in time to re-live the whole experience!

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Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful tour. Guide was very informative and obviously had a passion for the building. It was wonderful to see the interior lobby. The guide highlighted some very interesting points and hidden details that would otherwise be overlooked. Well worth the 1/2 hour and you get...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It would be better with more personal stories about the people involved in the history to make it come alive.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't leave NY without walking across the Brooklyn Bridge from the city to Brooklyn heights. Have lunch or dinner in the heights and then stroll back.

Thank emsgirl2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed the tour. The toure guide nena was very knowledgeable and friendly. The building was beautiful. i would have like to go to the top or visit some other floors. Maybe even ride the elevator. Other than that, excellent!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bob Gelber was an excellent tour guide, and the tour was not only extremely informative, but the opulent beauty of the building itself will be something I'll never forget.

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Thank Keith M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Bob is a gifted tour guide and knows any substantial fact of the architecture of Woolworth Building and the Woolworrh history. We enjoyed the tour. The tour Dose not cover many sites of the building, but Bob tells the story so lively that you won‘t...More

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Thank Heide U
Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome! Have walked by this building many times and never knew the magnitude of what it is. Guide Nina was great. She knew her info plus much more. A real New Yorker who lovers her city and what she does. Thank you!

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Thank Martha M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the 90 minute tour very much but would have liked to see more of the building. We saw the lobby and the basement. The lobby is amazing, so beautiful. Even though you can't see more of the building, the tour is very good...More

Thank AnnaNLCH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for the opportunity. I have been wanting to do this for many years but did not know it was available.

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Thank BeaJay B
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Tamar A
4 April 2017|
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Response from Dawbs | Reviewed this property |
We booked through the only authorised booking company after searching Woolworth Building on the internet and took the 60 minute tour, it is the first one that comes up on Google. Our guide was Bob Gelder who was fantastic... More
19 February 2017|
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Response from AdSmith28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are tons of places to eat within a block or two - you're never far from anything in Manhattan and everything is always open, for the most part.
15 June 2016|
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Response from BKNGuide | Reviewed this property |
Alas, the lobby has been closed to the public since 9/11. There is even a sign posted outside the door reading "No Tourists Beyond This Point," a rule aggressively enforced by foul-mouthed security guards. (In happier times... More