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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
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Take this tour!!
Our tour guide was wonderful! He made the whole experience lovely and heartfelt. It gave you a different perspective on what happened on that very memorable day.
RoseAnn_C, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

star-4
Great tour!
Chris_L, Oct 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
The view from one world observatory.and the views from the ferry. 911 memorial information was very touching.
star-5
Peace in the world
Amar_O, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: 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
Our Freedom Tower Visit
Ashutosh_R, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: 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
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!
star-5
Great personal experience!
Kimberly_L, Oct 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Julie shared her personal story of 911 and the months and years that followed and it made the tour very personal and special. I felt a deep reverence, which I appreciated so much. The monument, the museum, the oculus, and the new world trade tower building are all incredible, including the lookout at the top, but our favorite part was hearing Julie’s story.
star-5
Highly recommend!
Candice_R, Oct 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Clair was an AMAZING guide. Super knowledgeable AND entertaining the entire time. She kept engaged with whole group and set a great walking pace. She was also helpful with local tips and suggestions. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour and highly recommend it! When we got to One World Observatory they were closed due to the fog causing low visibility. Clair was very apologetic and explained how to get a refund for our tickets. The company promptly refunded our money!
star-5
9-1-1 walking tour
Judie, Oct 2021
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket
Tony was an excellent guide & very passionate his job (tour guide). Had great stories experiences to share. On a scale of 1-10 ( 10 being the best), he was a 15!!!!
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
Best tour ever!
Penny_S, Oct 2021
World Trade Center Tour with 911 Museum & Observatory Skip-the-Line Access
Our guide was the best! So glad we did this! Great details that were unknown to most and sights we wouldn’t have seen! He was able to answer all our questions too!
star-5
Top Notch Tour Guide and Experience
Michael_D, Oct 2021
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket
Rob was a very pleasant and knowledgeable Tour Guide, it was an incredible experience….highly recommended!
star-5
9/11 tour in NYC
Naomi_R, Oct 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. An enjoyable experience and well worth it. Enjoyed the 9/11 museum and the One World Observatory

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