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One World Observatory

One World Observatory

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6,300 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

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All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
$109.00 per adult
Moving experience to remember..
All was memorable had a great tour guide. First time visitor definitely would recommend for anyone looking to make this an outstanding experience!
Michael_T, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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!
star-4
Great day in the City
Fred_Hall, Jul 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
The Ferry experience Hop on and hop off the ferry Our first subway ride Our first time to NYC The 911 memorial
star-4
1 WTC
Edward_D, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
A little steep for a Family of 3 to go up to the 102nd floor of the observation deck. Then again, how often are we gonna be headed to NY and the top of 1 WTC. All in all, it's worth it...very cool experience. The elevator ride was a lot of fun!
star-5
Fun for teens
Karen, Jul 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Claire was an awesome tour guide. My teen daughters had a blast on this tour. We were entertained and engaged throughout.
star-5
One World
Vincent_L, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
Definitely worth the visit while I was here. It’s a must see when you come to New York. Highly recommend it.
star-5
You just HAVE to do this!!!
Peter_V, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
The One World Observatory captured every emotion and touched everything one would expect with a sight like this. Words cannot express how moving it was. I will never forget this encounter
star-5
Moving experience to remember..
Michael_T, Jul 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
All was memorable had a great tour guide. First time visitor definitely would recommend for anyone looking to make this an outstanding experience!
star-5
Great trip for whole family
Pam_L, Jul 2021
World Trade Center Tour with 911 Museum & Observatory Skip-the-Line Access
Our guide, Andrew was excellent. The tour and museum were moving and informative. He brought a personal touch to the tour making it even more interesting. The observation experience was amazing!
star-4
Insightful and Informative.
Gary_A, Jul 2021
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket
Our tour guide Vincent was excellent. We went at a good pace to go over the history of this event. I would tell others to go on this tour in the future.
star-5
Excellent tour if your guide is good
Miguel_G, Jul 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Calorie was very entertaining and the tour was very informative. She did made a difference cause the tour itself is very long and without a knowledgeable and fun guide it could be too much. Thankfully for us Claire was there :)
star-5
Highly recommended
Abbas_R, Jul 2021
World Trade Center Tour with 911 Museum & Observatory Skip-the-Line Access
Most memorable tour we have done. Our tour guide Andrew was very friendly and knowledgeable. He answered every question. Kid friendly tour. Guided touring was worth it if you are here for the first time and want to know all the events that occurred around world trade center.
star-5
Saw a lot in a short time. Nice to not spend time figuring everything out for myself.
pparrott47, Jul 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
I enjoyed that lots of history was included. Also appreciated lessons on using the subway which I was rhen able to share with someone else - I did give appropriate credit.

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