United Nations Building
Public Services Section
Guided Tours, Room GA - 64
New York, NY 10017
(212) 963-8687 General Tour Info -- 963-4440 Group Tours

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Rising from the ashes of World War II, the United Nations has stood as common ground to the international population. The buildings that comprise UN Headquarters offer refuge from the fast lane of New York and a vision of international ideals. Decisions that affect us all are made here.

Tours, available in 20 languages, take visitors to the General Assembly Hall -- the setting for the largest gatherings of world leaders in history, and the Security Council Chamber, where nations seek the arbitration of world opinion in an effort to resolve disputes. Also featured are objects of interest and works of art donated by member nations and friends of the organization: from artifacts which survived the atomic blasts at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to ancient statuary, and from a model of Sputnik to a moon rock carried to Earth by the Apollo 11 space mission, and much more.

Visitors will also enjoy works of art by such noted artists as Marc Chagall, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, and Norman Rockwell. The UN Postal Administration sells unique stamps, collectors' items that can be obtained and posted only from the UN Building.

Individuals, families (children under 5 are not permitted on tour) and small groups can join a regularly scheduled tour, and groups of 15 or more can arrange Group Tours that are interesting and educational. Any class studying world affairs will benefit tremendously from a tour.

Special Programs -- briefings by Secretariat officials and film screenings -- may be arranged for groups of 20 or more (High School age and older). Call well in advance, (212) 963-7710.

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:15 am - 4:15 pm and Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. No guided tours on weekends. Closed on most holidays and during General Assembly. Hours subject to change, call before visiting or visit the official website linked above.
Admission (Guided Tours):
Adults $18.00
Seniors (60+) $11.00
Students $11.00
Children (ages 5 - 14) $9.00
Group guided tours cost the same. For groups which combine different age categories, the pricing will reflect the majority of participants. Call for details.
Group Reservations: At least 3 weeks in advance. Make reservations for Special Programs at least 12 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Coffee shop with limited seating on grounds. Delegates Dining Room -- reservations required for groups of 10 or more.
Handicapped Access: Accessible. Make arrangements in advance, (212) 963-4440.
Directions: Entrance at 46th St. and 1st Ave. 30 - 45 minutes south from the George Washington Bridge.

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