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One World Observatory

One World Observatory

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6,575 Reviews
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285 Fulton Street, New York City, New York, 10006

The Basics

Travelers to the One World Observatory are welcomed to One World Trade Center with video displays telling the story of the building’s construction, before heading up 1,268 feet (386 meters) to the main observation deck. Several installations allow visitors to zero in on neighborhoods and check out real-time footage of streets far below.

Standard timed-entry admission tickets are available, as are skip-the-line, priority anytime, and flexible tickets. Reserve in advance to enjoy a guided 45-minute highlights tour or combine your visit with stops at other top attractions such as the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Statue of Liberty, or Ellis Island.

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All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
$109.00 per adult
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Tim was fantastic at...
Tim was fantastic at putting a personal touch on the horrific events of 9/11. Loved all of the info he shared, it really made the experience!
Tammy_D, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

star-5
Nice views
Chiko_P, Aug 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
Visited yesterday Aug 16, 2021. Due to the Covid pandemic, anywhere in the City there's no line to get in anything. It was not necessary to buy the ticket in advance or reserve a time slot. You could simply walk up at the counter and buy it there and no priority access was needed. It was nice to visit something new though. The views were good. A con is that you are inside the building to see the views unlike Empire State Bulg I Visited years ago.
star-5
Highly recommended
Aurelio_V, Aug 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Jared is knowledgeable, all around -funny easy to warm up to -connected with all made everyone feel special -kudos! On how he handled the situation of a ‘follower’ who happen to just show up on our tour -harmless -Jared was compassionate , but firm and reassuring , he had our safety under control! -Real ambassador of NY -Thanks Jared , learned a lot from you !
star-4
Very Good
Cristin_A, Jul 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Kids loved the tour- jarred was amazing and very knowledgeable!! Recommend it- only set back is tour got cut short due to COVID museum/memorial close at 5pm!
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A day in history
Fredrick_F, Sep 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Knowledge courtesy understanding the gravity of the situation coupled with a sense of humor Tim was GREAT!!!!
star-5
Wow, what a view!
Taryn_P, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
Beautiful building and view from, what seems like, the top of the world!! The staff were so kind and the view was amazing! A side surprise was the unveiling of the view at the top of the elevator...wow! Can't wait to visit again!
star-5
A great adventure
Bryce_L, Sep 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Claire was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Saw many things that we would have never even known existed.
star-5
Great overview!
Amy_F, Aug 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
If you are looking for a broad overview and are able to walk 4-5 miles at a very easy pace, this is the tour for you. Great route, lots of detail, funny stories along the way, and plenty of time left over at the end to spend at One World Observatory. I appreciate the group photo sent by email at the end of the trip. I also was impressed that a speaker system was used so tourists at the back of the small group could hear everything clearly. TOP-NOTCH!
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Tour with Ray
Brian_H, Sep 2021
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket
Ray Victor was our tour guide. He was very informative and brought a personal account of 9/11. This was definitely the highlight of our visit to New York City. If you get the opportunity to have Ray as your guide you are in for a tour you soon will not forget.
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9/11 experience
Robert_F, Sep 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
The museum and going up the tower was great. The tour guide was exceptional. Going over the grounds was nice.
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Lasting long term effects of 9/11
Bruce_L_from_Marylan, Sep 2021
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket
Great recap of the events and lasting effects of 9/11. Compared media accounts to factual accounts and what was known at the time. Felt like I was reliving 9/11. Powerful tour.
star-5
Amazing
Frances_H, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
What an amazing experience. The views were spectacular, as never seen before. i have been to many other attraction and this was truly one of the best.
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Tim the tour guide
Kelly_W, Sep 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Tim was excellent - he was very informative- friendly and courteous - it as a beautiful day very educational

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Standard day tickets are by timed entry. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

  • It’s best to allot 45 minutes to an hour for the observatory tower.

  • The One World Observatory and its exhibits are wheelchair accessible.

  • There is no coat or bag check, and large backpacks and luggage are not permitted.

  • One Mix, the bar on the 101st floor, offers snacks with a view. Outside food is not allowed.

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How to Get There

The One World Observatory is located inside One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. The entrance is via the West Plaza located alongside West Street, at the northwest corner of the World Trade Center site. The tower is easily accessed by taxi, and a number of subway stops—including Chambers Street (A or C train), World Trade Center (E), Rector Street (1), Fulton Street (2, 3, 4, or 5), and Cortland Street (R or W)—are within short walking distance. The M20 and M55 buses also stop near the building.

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When to Get There

One World Observatory is open daily from 9am to 8pm much of the year, and until 10pm May through August. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing. Daytime visits afford sweeping panoramic views, while evening and nighttime visits showcase the city’s romantic twinkling lights. And after the sun goes down, so do the prices—nighttime tickets are half price. Prime time—also the priciest time to visit—is from sunset to twilight, when visitors get to experience a little bit of both.

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Dining at the Top of the World

One Dine, the highest restaurant in the United States, is accessible only to One World Observatory ticket holders and requires advance reservations. The 101st-floor fine dining establishment serves a seasonal menu and offers craft beer, wine, and cocktails overlooking the main observation floor. For small plates and drinks, head to One Mix (no reservations required).

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One World Observatory