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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

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All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
$109.00 per adult
On top of the World!!!!
Our tour guide James was great and informative.......This tour was very emotional and heart wrenching and an eye-opener to the tragedy that occurred on that day....God Bless America.....
Jeanetta-_R, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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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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Nice
Rashidat_J, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
Nice place for touring. Amazing experience, will love to go one more time very soon. They kids love it too
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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
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Great family NYC experience
Mary_T, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
The elevator ride was like being in a time machine, and the video presentations were a great introduction to the architectural history of NYC. The view from the top was breath taking, and eating at the restaurant was surreal with the panoramic city view beneath us. The food was delicious too! Great family NY experience.
star-5
Awesome tour!
Laura_B, Jul 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Clair is an AWESOME tour guide! She is so knowledgeable and so friendly! She gave us so many tips and insider information to make our trip experience a success! Definitely recommend this tour! Be ready to walk!!
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Book now, you will not be disappointed
Andrew_S, Jul 2021
Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket
Excellent tour that filled our day!! Jared was top notch! I highly recommend this tour to anyone! A special thank you for offering to take each group's pictures along the way!!
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Great until it wasn’t
Debbie_G, Jul 2021
All-Access 9/11: Ground Zero Tour, Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory
I really enjoyed our tour guide abd the 9/11 memorial. However, once we went to the observation deck of the new World Trade Center, I was disappointed to find that while there are provisions for the disabled in wheelchairs, they were not clearly marked and snd I had to go backwards at times and down administrative halls.
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On a clear day
Arlene_L, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
The views are spectacular. A great way to see all of NYC and beyond. Tablet available to describe locations below
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Birthday Weekend
Deborah_L, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket
What a wonderful day we had! My family and I loved seeing the city from the top of One WTC Observatory.
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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.
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Very humbling
Tammy_C, Jul 2021
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket
The man leading our tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. The only negative comment would be that people should know you are walking and on your feet for an hour.
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Thank you
Randy_D, Jul 2021
9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero Tour with Optional One World Observatory Ticket
Guide was terrific. Knowledgeable and respectful. He even knew my college. Very impressed with the whole thing

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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