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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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As my daughter was participating in a Work Shop in the UN HQ and I along with my family stayed very close to the UN HQ, I tried to inquire online whether it is available for... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As my daughter was participating in a Work Shop in the UN HQ and I along with my family stayed very close to the UN HQ, I tried to inquire online whether it is available for public visit also. To my pleasant surprise, I came to know that public visits are available on payment. I bought tickets online, USD 22... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The in since its inception and move Manhattan from lake success has been a major tourist attraction. People from all over the globe come here to see this iconic spot. Built with the gift of land by the rockerfellers over 55 years ago. Beautiful grounds, wonderful views of the east river and a large security presence are all evident. Guided... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Shanghainese tour guide, Fan, was world class. She was knowledgeable, flexible and knew just how to pitch things at our group of 20 high school students. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended the Japanese guided tour. Probably there are some language tours, your local language might be provided. It is so enjoyable and informative for me, and I could clearly understand the working of United Nations. And you can receive original stamp of UN on your passport because here is not USA. It is the most reason I recommend you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your passport and get it stamped as a memento. Was glad that my partner brought me here. The tour was very educational and interesting. Do take note to allocate enough time for you to clear security checkpoints. You will need to get registered at the building across UN headquarters. Once you have a photo ID, you will need to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall the tour was interesting, but borderline expensive for what you get to see - or more importantly, not see. Tours seem to encourage advance purchase with a few same-day options available. I purchased mine in advance. Security was no problem - typical airport style restrictions so be mindful before you go. The tour itself adjusts what can be viewed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fine experience at the UN. We elected to just wander around the general admission areas and not use a guided tour. We were able to view an assembly meeting from the visitors viewing area. The post office was excellent and staff were quite helpful. Entry is by a permit but they are available across the street at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were staying just a block away, we decided to use some free time to visit this wonderful institution. There are tours scheduled throughout the day but I understand it can be very busy depending on time of year, school holidays, etc. After clearing security we met with a very personable woman, originally from Brazil. She took us through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reservations are a must. Security is vigilant. You must have a photo ID, passport or driver's license. We had an excellent guide from Korea. She was charming and very knowledgeable.There are some amazing sculptures and art work along the way. Beware of the Delegates' Dining Hall. It is under construction and not recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a privilege to visit the UN and to get a feeling of what is involved in making decisions that could affect the civilized world. Our guide was from China and was well versed in the workings of the UN. The facility is enormous but surprisingly not over decorated.

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