Photo courtesy of the United Nations Visitors Center
Standing on the eastern shore of Manhattan Island, on the banks of the East River, the United Nations Headquarters remains both a symbol of peace and a beacon of hope. Representatives of the earth’s seven billion people converge at the UN Headquarters to discuss and decide issues of peace, justice and economic and social well being.
Every year, the United Nations Headquarters in New York welcomes over 1 million visitors from around the world. You may book a Guided Tour of the UN Headquarters, visit the exhibits, browse the UN Bookshop, ask a question, purchase a souvenir, and send a postcard with a UN stamp. The Delegates Dining Room accepts lunch reservations during the week. Call 1-917-367-3314 for additional details.
Visit the United Nations – it’s your world!
9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Guided tours are only available from Monday through Friday.
Take Amtrak to the United Nations Visitors Centre
From 34th Street-Penn Station, take the A, C, or E subway train to ride one stop to 42 St – Port Authority Bus Terminal Station. From 42 Street Station, walk (about four minutes) to the Times Sq – 42 St Station and take the 7 subway train. Ride three stops to the Grand Central – 42 St Station. Head south on East 42nd St toward 3rd Ave toward United Nations Secretariat Building (about a ten-minute walk).