United Nations


The UN has 4 main purposes: to keep peace throughout the world; to develop friendly relations among nations; to help nations work together to improve the lives of poor people, to conquer hunger, disease and illiteracy, and to encourage respect for each other's rights and freedoms; and to be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations to achieve these goals.



Guided tours are only offered on weekdays. However, the UN Visitors Lobby with exhibits and UN Visitor Centre with UN Post Office and shops, is open on weekends, except in January and February. Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm. Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. All visitors must exit the building by 5:30pm.
Official holidays: United Nations Headquarters is closed on the following days: year 2020, (observed) January 1, New Year's Day; April 10, Good Friday; May 25, Memorial Day; May 26, Eid al-Fitr; July 3, Independence Day; July 31, Eid al-Adha; September 7, Labor Day; November 26, Thanksgiving Day; December 25, Christmas Day.
Admission: Adults $20.00; Student (13 years+) $13.00; Senior (60 years+) $13.00; Child (5-12 years) $11.00; For security reasons, children under 5 years of age are welcome to the UN but are not permitted on tour.
Prices are for same day visit only, plus service fee. Please call for more information.


Headquarters:   First Ave. btw. 42nd & 48th Sts., United Nations Plaza, New York NY, 10017    Map this

Contact Numbers

(212) 963-1234
Guided Tour information::  (212) 963-8687