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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, then head up 1,268 feet (386 meters) via 15-person sky pods to the main observation deck and the city’s best views. Several installations allow visitors to zero in on various neighborhoods and check out real-time footage of streets far below. Standard timed-entry admission tickets are available, as are skip-the-line priority reserved tickets, priority anytime tickets, and flexible tickets that allow entry at any time on a specific day or anytime after 4pm for sunset. Guided 45-minute highlights tours are offered by reservation. New York City tours that include One World Observatory admission often couple the visit with trips to 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
Great tour guide.
Our tour guide, Ray Victor, was exceptional. He gave the historic perspective as well as the personal experience or being in the city when it happened. He related his experiences and those of his family and friends to give a feel for how people were feeling on that day. The memorial was moving and the museum was very meaningful.
William_O, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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First day in the city
Andrea_L, Jun 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Jared was an awesome tour guide. We loved the tour. It was our first day in the city and this was a perfect tour to do to see all the main sights in the city. We got lots of history peppered into the tour, which made it so interesting. Now we are super comfortable to explore the city on our own after that tour. Thank you, Jared
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Educational
Benjamin_K, Jun 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
I loved the history she shared esp. about the immigrants coming over to the US while we were riding the ferry.
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One World Observatory
Cindy_M, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
We stopped at the restaurant do we could be up there a little longer. The elevator ride up was amazing.
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A Wonderful Evening
Christian_F, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
Amazing place to take your family and enjoy the city. Having pre-purchased tickets made it more relaxing and fun. Plus we enjoyed dinner in the Observatory as well. Food and staff were amazing. Thank you!
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Beautiful
BBML711, May 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
The One World Observatory is beautiful! A must see! Viator is an easy and seamless way to reserve your tickets and use your phone for digital tickets.
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Great tour, even in the rain
Theresa_Rayburn, May 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Loved the guide, he did a great job, very knowledgeable of everything. My mom and I forgot our umbrella and rain jackets and he let us use his umbrella despite him getting wet. Enjoyed his info that was not as well known about 9/11 by the general public. Would definitely recommend.
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An Intimate Tour
Shawn_C, May 2021
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket
Ray made the tour personal. He connected us to the events, and gave us a New Yorker’s perspective on how those whom live year experienced 9/11.
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A must see!
Debra, May 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
Excellent tour! Not to miss...this was the reason we came to NYC. Our guide was so knowledgeable amd we learned so much.
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Awesome!!!
Eric_B, Jun 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Worth every cent!!! Our tour guide (Tom) was knowledgeable and made the tour memorable. The most memorable portion was the 9/11 memorial. So much packed into one day. You would never see these sites on your own!!
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Skip the line
Wendy_W, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
The experience was really good. When we got there and asked what to do when we showed him the code on the phone. He pointed us in the right direction as we bypassed the line. We went right up to the security as the employee scanned our badge. This exhibit was a great experience. The faces of the kids at the end of the video in the gallery was awesome!! They had a great time.
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Fun city, excellent guide!
Donna_R, Jun 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Loved getting the whole “New York” vibe! Subway, walking, lots of pictures, skyscrapers, stopped for lunch and had great Italian ... just an overall excellent experience! Tom was so knowledgeable and went at our pace!
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9/11 Tour
Lisa_R, Apr 2021
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket
We enjoyed our tour of the 9/11 memorial it was educational and I was just moved by being there. We had to make some changes and all were taken care of smoothly.

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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