The United Nations Visitor Centre at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City
Every year, over 1 million visitors from around the world visit the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, located between 42nd Street and 48th Street.
Come visit the United Nations - it’s your world!
Since we have moved due to the renovations of the General Assembly Building, have a look at our new brochure for more information!
Reservations and tickets for January through March 2014 will be available as of 1 November 2013. Kindly note the new prices for 2014.
As part of an ongoing renovation and restoration project to make the United Nations Headquarters in New York a safer, more modern, and more energy-efficient complex for delegates, staff, and visitors, the General Assembly Building will be closed for renovations commencing 1 June 2013.
The Visitor Centre has been relocated from the General Assembly Building to the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Building (42nd Street & 1st Avenue) effective 5 June 2013. The visitors' gate is temporarily located on 47th Street and 1st Avenue starting 1 July 2013 until further notice. We expect to be at this temporary location until 2015.
- Only visitors having purchased a UN guided tour ticket online will be allowed to access the Visitor Centre, Monday - Friday (enter at 47th Street).
- Free walk-in public access on Saturdays and Sundays (enter at 43rd Street).
For reservations and tickets:
- For individuals and smaller parties with up to 45 persons, please click on the yellow icon on the left side for online ticketing.
- For groups with more than 45 persons, please click here for our booking policy.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this period of transition and look forward to welcoming you to the United Nations.
The Tour Guides' Corner
The United Nations can be a massive place full of events and happenings. Come take a visit through the eyes of our Tour Guides and read articles written by them.
Follow us on Twitter!
Some of our tour guides / public information assistants from different parts of the world tweet in different languages about happenings at the United Nations and, more specifically, on the tour route.
@visitUNMaki tweets in English and Japanese.
Follow us on Facebook!
Click here to become a fan and follow the United Nations Visitor Centre on Facebook for current happenings and events!
Schedule a briefing with the UN Speakers Bureau!
If you are interested in having a special briefing for your group given by a staff member at the United Nations, click here!
Weekly Public UN Children's Tour
We launched our new Children’s Tours for elementary school children in February 2013. The tour is tailored to children aged 5 and 12 years. During the one hour tour the Security Council, disarmament, peacekeeping and Millennium Development Goals are explained in a "kid-friendly" way.
We have scheduled a weekly UN Children's Tour at 4:15 p.m. every Thursday.
Starting in June 2013, Children’s Tour tickets will only be available through online purchases. Please note that tour tickets will NOT be sold on premises and a guided tour ticket for visitors is required to enter the UN Headquarters.
For more information about the Children's tour please go here: Children's Tour.
United Nations Delegates’ Dining Room Reopens!
After extensive renovations, the Delegates' Dining Room at UN Headquarters in New York has now reopened to the public for its famous lunch buffet. It isn't every day that the public get to sit with ambassadors, delegates, and other international dignitaries, but that's precisely what the Delegates' Dining Room offers, along with breath-taking views of the East River, including Roosevelt Island with its new Four Freedoms Park, and the Long Island City waterfront.
The Delegates' Dining Room offers a unique and upscale dining experience with its globally inspired cuisine and sumptuous dessert selection, prepared by Executive Chef Dan Lopez and his highly trained culinary team. The menu changes daily and features refined offerings from Greece, Italy, China, Germany, Spain, Morocco, and around the globe.
Currently, it is planned that the Dining Room will remain open through 20 December 2013 so take advantage of this special opportunity and treat yourself to a delicious meal in spectacular surroundings - and bring family and friends. The Delegates' Dining Room is truly one of Manhattan's best kept secrets!
Please note that for security reasons, all guests must be escorted to and from the Dining Room. The Delegates' Dining Room also requires proper attire, including jackets for men and does not allow jeans or sneakers.
For reservations, please call 917-367-3314, Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Reservations are required and it is recommended that guests arrive 15 minutes early to clear security, which includes showing a photo I.D. Groups (20 or more people) can be accommodated subject to availability and with a minimum notice of 48 hours.