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United Nations Headquarters Tours

United Nations Headquarters
One of New York City's most iconic buildings, the United Nations headquarters occupies several blocks of Midtown Manhattan near the East River. The complex is comprised of a number buildings, including the domed General Assembly Hall, the Visitor Centre, and the Secretariat Building, a high-rise completed in the early 1950s. 

The Basics
The official headquarters of the United Nations since 1952, the complex is surrounded by sculpture-studded gardens and the international flags of all of the UN’s member states. Although the UN is situated in New York City, its land and buildings (designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer) are under the sole administration of the United Nations—not the city or the US government.

The best way to get a feel for the UN—the organization’s mission and physical campus—is to take one of the 45-minute guided tours that run on weekdays (9:30am to 4:45pm). Highlights include the General Assembly Hall, the Security Council Chamber, the Trusteeship Council Chamber, and the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • All visitors entering the UN buildings must pass a security check. All visitors age 18 or over must have a valid ID issued by a UN Member State or Observer State.
  • For security reasons, children under 5 are not permitted on tours of the UN. All ages can explore the Visitor Centre.
  • The Visitors Café at the Visitor Centre serves a variety of international meals, snacks, and drinks. 
  • Foreign-language tours (including French, Korean, and Spanish) are usually available daily.

How to Get There
The United Nations Headquarters is on First Avenue between 42nd and 48th streets on the East River. The visitors entrance is on First Avenue at 46th Street. The closest subway stop is at Grand Central; walk along E. 42nd Street to First Avenue.

When to Get There
The UN Headquarters is open for tours on weekdays (9:30am to 4:45pm). Visitors who have booked at tour should arrive at least 60 minutes prior to their scheduled tour. Although no guided tours are offered on the weekends, visitors can explore the UN Visitors Centre on weekends from March to December.

The UN for Kids
Kids ages 5 through 12 can tour the UN Headquarters, where a variety of educational programs, including UN4U and the UN Kids Corridor, offer colorful maps, games, and quizzes.
Address: 760 United Nations Plaza, 10017, USA
Hours: Open weekdays 9am - 4:45pm. Closed most holidays.
Admission: Varies
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15 Tours and Activities to Experience United Nations Headquarters

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New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

New York Helicopter Tour: City Lights Skyline Experience

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See the sights of New York City from up in the air on this nighttime helicopter tour of the city. Take off, and soar over the NYC as you take in aerial views of some of the most famous sights. See the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center, and Times Square all lit up, and then pass by the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges. This adventure is a shared experience with other travelers.
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Superheroes in New York Walking Tour

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New York City Superheroes Private Walking Tour

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Explore New York City’s classic superhero sites on this fun walking tour and learn how the Big Apple has inspired some of history's most iconic superheroes. Check out the places featured in your favorite Marvel and DC comic books and movies—places like the New York Daily News building, Grand Central Terminal, and the United Nations—and see where writers and artists created these seminal characters.
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1.24 h free airport pick-up service 2.After client get pick up, they have option of go hotel directly or choosing our option day tour or night tour 3.Free Breakfast at the hotel 4.One free bottle of water/person/day 5.Complimentary admission for exciting Maid of the Mist boat tour and the Liberty Cruise 6.Niagara Falls hotel locates only Five-Minute-Walk from Niagara Falls 7.Enjoy the illumination night view of Niagara Falls 8.Explore D.C. and inside visit for capitol 9.Explore the big apple New York City and take you to Vessel, the new landmark of NYC 10.Unique walking tour connected by subway to explore down-town mid-town and up-town Manhattan which brings you a different sensation(subway ticket is included) 11.Visit West point the first military academy which graduate two presidents of USA and Woodbury shopping for the clothing and accessories with bargain price 12.Hotel can be upgraded to mid-town Manhattan
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Skip the Line Ellis Island Statue and One Day Double Decker Tour Ticket

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NYC Package: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Statue of Liberty and Airport Transfers

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1-Day New York City Tour With Liberty Cruise

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New York City One Day Walking Private Tour

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Watch New York City come to life after dark on an evening coach tour by double-decker bus, and follow an exciting route through the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s highlights. See Times Square’s towering lights and capture unforgettable images of the Empire State Building’s bright spire, then continue through the bustling streets to the Manhattan Bridge. Enjoy recorded narration throughout the tour, learn about New York’s colorful history, and hear about life in a city that never sleeps.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are United Nations Headquarters hours of operation?
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United Nations Headquarters hours of operation: Open weekdays 9am - 4:45pm. Closed most holidays.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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