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One World Observatory

One World Observatory

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285 Fulton Street, New York City, New York, 10006

The Basics

Travelers to the One World Observatory are welcomed to One World Trade Center with video displays telling the story of the building’s construction, then head up 1,268 feet (386 meters) via 15-person sky pods to the main observation deck and the city’s best views. Several installations allow visitors to zero in on various neighborhoods and check out real-time footage of streets far below. Standard timed-entry admission tickets are available, as are skip-the-line priority reserved tickets, priority anytime tickets, and flexible tickets that allow entry at any time on a specific day or anytime after 4pm for sunset. Guided 45-minute highlights tours are offered by reservation. New York City tours that include One World Observatory admission often couple the visit with trips to other top attractions such as the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Statue of Liberty, or Ellis Island.

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All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
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All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
$109.00 per adult
Definitely worth the time and money!
Reviewing the details of that day is something every American should experience. Our guide, Ray was phenomenal. The fact that Ray is a New Yorker and was in the city at the time of the incident, made his presentation all the more impactful. The Museum is awe inspiring, with amazing displays! One World Trade Center and the Observatory are truly worth seeing and experiencing first hand!
Jerry_P, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Super informative, yet sad for all the lives lost.
JAVIER, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
All of it. It was informative. Excellent assistance from the site employees. The Displays were so true to that day, and the teenagers with me were fascinated. Will recommend this to family and friends in Texas.
star-5
Definitely worth the time and money!
Jerry_P, Jun 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Reviewing the details of that day is something every American should experience. Our guide, Ray was phenomenal. The fact that Ray is a New Yorker and was in the city at the time of the incident, made his presentation all the more impactful. The Museum is awe inspiring, with amazing displays! One World Trade Center and the Observatory are truly worth seeing and experiencing first hand!
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The Best!!!
Ronald_J, Jun 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Alexander Hamilton's grave site! It bought full circle to my trip! Claire is the best!!! She taught us a lot about the history of New York!
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Best tour if you want to stay awake and learn about NY.
Hina_K, Jun 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Our tour guide Jen was great very patient and full of knowledge. We learned many new things as we maneuver around the streets of NY. Walking kept us active otherwise with the bus tours we end up sleeping. It’s a complete walking tour with a short ride of ferry and lunch break.
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View of 5 Borough
Shakedra_A, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
The elevator ride up was a great experience. It had a video of the city as it was developed. The views at the were amazing. We went in the day time where you could see everything clearly.
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Bucket List Experience
JSG, Jun 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Best tour EVER! Everyone needs to take this tour and get a deep understanding of how the world was change forever. Our guide was so awesome! He is an unapologetic, New Yorker who brought you right back to the tragic events of that horrific day in our history! My wife and I lost a cousin, one if New York’s bravest(Firefighter for those outsiders) that day. We can never forget!!
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Beautiful
BBML711, May 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
The One World Observatory is beautiful! A must see! Viator is an easy and seamless way to reserve your tickets and use your phone for digital tickets.
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One World Trade Center Observatory
Kelcey_H, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
There Is definitely not a thing I can complain about. Absolutely stunning. Mind blowing. Breathtaking. Wonderful wonderful job NYC!!
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New York experience
Germysha_L, Jun 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
The ferry ride and our guide was great he was very informative the only thing that kind of took a toll on us was the walking we had young children with us and they were exhausted but they loved it
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An Intimate Tour
Shawn_C, May 2021
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket
Ray made the tour personal. He connected us to the events, and gave us a New Yorker’s perspective on how those whom live year experienced 9/11.
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My Tour of NYC
TLJ, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
The elevator ride and inside views of NYC. Very thrilling but fascinating. NYC is beautiful. I will never forget this experience!
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Terrific
Christine_B, Jun 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Everything was great. Very moving and a great guide Helene was very knowledgeable and very helpful. Loved it.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Standard day tickets are by timed entry. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

  • It’s best to allot 45 minutes to an hour for the observatory tower.

  • The One World Observatory and its exhibits are wheelchair accessible.

  • There is no coat or bag check, and large backpacks and luggage are not permitted.

  • One Mix, the bar on the 101st floor, offers snacks with a view. Outside food is not allowed.

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How to Get There

The One World Observatory is located inside One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. The entrance is via the West Plaza located alongside West Street, at the northwest corner of the World Trade Center site. The tower is easily accessed by taxi, and a number of subway stops—including Chambers Street (A or C train), World Trade Center (E), Rector Street (1), Fulton Street (2, 3, 4, or 5), and Cortland Street (R or W)—are within short walking distance. The M20 and M55 buses also stop near the building.

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When to Get There

One World Observatory is open daily from 9am to 8pm much of the year, and until 10pm May through August. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing. Daytime visits afford sweeping panoramic views, while evening and nighttime visits showcase the city’s romantic twinkling lights. And after the sun goes down, so do the prices—nighttime tickets are half price. Prime time—also the priciest time to visit—is from sunset to twilight, when visitors get to experience a little bit of both.

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Dining at the Top of the World

One Dine, the highest restaurant in the United States, is accessible only to One World Observatory ticket holders and requires advance reservations. The 101st-floor fine dining establishment serves a seasonal menu and offers craft beer, wine, and cocktails overlooking the main observation floor. For small plates and drinks, head to One Mix (no reservations required).

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