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One World Observatory

One World Observatory

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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
Traveler Favorite
Highly recommended; Ask for Tony
Tony, our guide was terrific. Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the Memorial. We left on time and he really gave us an insiders view. The tour is well worth it and afterwards you can continue to explore on your own. It was really a great experience. Highly recommended.
Janet_R, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

star-5
Wonderful ride to the top!
Mary_F, Dec 2021
Bypass the Box Office: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
Breathtaking views of nyc and the building of nyc as you ride the elevator up is wonderful. Covid precautions taken and everyone was respectful. Souvenir store area offered great choices.
star-5
Peace in the world
Amar_O, Oct 2021
Bypass the Box Office: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
That was an amazing experience I recommend it to everybody. Very good piece of history cleaners are the premises , the staff very friendly knowledgeable.
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-5
Highly recommended; Ask for Tony
Janet_R, Jan 2022
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Tony, our guide was terrific. Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the Memorial. We left on time and he really gave us an insiders view. The tour is well worth it and afterwards you can continue to explore on your own. It was really a great experience. Highly recommended.
star-4
Easy ticketing and entrance to all
Gwen_H, Jan 2022
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Jared was very knowledgeable and has various tours. I wish we had had all day to do the tour, museum, observatory - it is a lot to take in. Great food at Eataly next door in the Westfield on the grounds.
star-5
A day full of NY history. Great day.
stacie_G, Jan 2022
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Grand Central Terminal and 911 hx were my favorite. We were awwww by the beauty it all. Great day of multiple facts and NY hx.
star-5
9-11 Tour
Tom_T, Dec 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Eric was very knowledgeable and friendly. Certainly helps having someone to show you around! I’m sure we were able to see things we would not have without his assistance. The only negative-and it certainly doesn’t reflect on eric is the food at the One World Observatory was awful! Our sandwich was dried out! Very disappointing!
star-5
Our Freedom Tower Visit
Ashutosh_R, Sep 2021
Bypass the Box Office: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
Very nicely done. Elevator rides are awesome. Nice food with amazing views. Clean toilets and everything cutting edge!
star-5
Nice views
Chiko_P, Aug 2021
Bypass the Box Office: 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
Humbling
Shannon_F, Jan 2022
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Very humbling experience. Learned more of the catastrophe and the people involved. James, the tour guide, was fabulous!!!!!
star-5
Wonderful experience great guide
Luis_S, Jan 2022
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
A must , Jenn She was wonderful we had a great time and learned a lot of Jenn great guide . I do recommend this tour .
star-5
Personable experience
ClaireGehlig, Dec 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Great experience and the guide was able to share her story as she was at Ground Zero the day it happened. It made the tour much more personable and real. I was a bit sceptical about the time being 5 hours but it really was 5 hours by the time we had completed the walking tour, the self directed tour of the museum and gone up the new One World Observatory. It was a sobering experience and one of reflection. I would definitely recommend it.

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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