The UN Headquarters

Price guide: Expensive

405 East 42nd Street, Midtown, New York City, New York, 10017

Price guide: Expensive

The UN Headquarters
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Expert review of The UN Headquarters

Unmissable if you are interested in foreign affairs.

This iconic curtain of blue glass, developed by an international team of architects including Niemeyer and Corbusier, has towered over the East River on a plot of land donated by John D. Rockefeller since 1950. Ever since it has stood as a symbol of peace and international cooperation as the meeting place of the oft contentious UN General Assembly. The guided tours are fascinating and since the UN Headquarters is legally not a part of the US, it’s also the easiest and cheapest international trip you’ll ever make.

Price advice: 

Tickets are US$16 for adults and US$9 for children between 5-12. Children under five are not permitted on the tours.

More information on The UN Headquarters:

Price guide:
Historic site
405 East 42nd Street, Midtown, New York City, New York, 10017
212 963-8687
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tours Mon-Fri 9.45am-4.45pm. Closed public holidays.

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