Plan your visit
The Headquarters of the United Nations is located in New York City, along the East River. When you pass through the gates of the United Nations visitors’ entrance, you enter an international territory. This 18-acre site does not belong to just one country, but to all countries that have joined the Organization; to date the United Nations has 193 Member States.
The Visitors Centre is located on 1st Avenue at 46th Street and is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The visitors’ entrance closes at 4:45 p.m. The Visitors' Centre is not open to the public on weekends. Due to renovation, the coffee shop at the Visitor Centre is currently closed, however there are vending machines and water fountains. Please plan your visit accordingly.
Your visit to the United Nations begins as you enter the visitors’ entrance plaza, north of the General Assembly building, the edifice topped with a dome. On your way to the security screening, take a moment to look at the artwork lining the plaza. Each piece of art on the grounds and inside Headquarters has been donated to the United Nations by individual Member countries.
From the soaring grandeur of the Visitors Lobby, you embark on a voyage of discovery.