One World Observatory
One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center, NYC
One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center, NYC

One World Observatory Tours and Tickets

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Admire New York City from on high at the One World Observatory, the 100th-floor viewing deck reachable in just 47 seconds by high-speed elevator. On the ride up, time-lapse technology showcases the city’s transformation from the 1500s to the present in immersive floor-to-ceiling screens. At the top, enjoy panoramic views of the city’s waterways, iconic skyline, and renowned landmarks.

  • 117 West St., Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10006

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Jason_G, Nov 2023
Once in a lifetime experience
Very detailed tour. The 9/11 exhibits were very set and emotional. The one world observatory was great!
Elba_S, Nov 2023
Seeing NY "must see" in one day is awesome. The family enjoyed the walking, train ride, ferry ride and the view of One World Observatory.
Jackie_G, Nov 2023
Our guide Mindy, was full of history facts, as well as info on current events. She navigates the city with ease and keeps you moving! Love the small group, really felt part of the city atmosphere by walking instead of sitting on a bus tour.
Melissa_Q, Nov 2023
Having been on the Empire...
Having been on the Empire State, we enjoyed seeing the city from a different point of view. Time lapse of City while waiting was nice.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are One World Observatory hours of operation?
One World Observatory hours of operation: . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:Should I book One World Observatory tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since One World Observatory can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:How much does it cost to visit One World Observatory 2024?
Currently, an entrance ticket to One World Observatory costs USD 43.55. Guided One World Observatory tours start around USD 43.55 per person.
People Also Ask
Q:Is One World Observatory accessible to guests with disabilities?
A:Yes. One World Observatory is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For assistance, such as auxiliary aids or services, contact guest services before your visit. The observatory is also wheelchair-accessible, with a pickup/drop-off location along West Street. Service animals are welcome.
Q:What is the best time to visit One World Observatory?
A:Enjoy sweeping panoramic views during the daytime, while in the evening and at night, you’ll see the illuminated cityscape. Plus, nighttime tickets are half-price. From sunset to twilight, you’ll encounter more tourists and higher prices. If you want to avoid crowds, plan to visit first thing in the morning.
Q:How long can you stay at the top of One World Observatory?
A:While there’s no limit to how long you can stay at the top, you should allot about 45 minutes to 1 hour for your visit. This will allow you enough time to enter the observatory, watch the film at the Forever Theater, and take in the views. If you plan to eat at ONE Dine, a restaurant on the 101st floor, add another hour or so.
Q:Is One World Observatory worth it?
A:Yes. One World Trade Center, which houses the observatory on floors 100-102, was built after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On the way up to the observation deck, video displays recount the building’s construction, while several installations allow you to pinpoint neighborhoods and check out real-time footage of the streets below.
Q:Can I bring a tripod to One World Observatory?
A:No. Guests cannot bring inside professional photo or video equipment, including tripods, lights, professional cameras, recording devices, and other amplification equipment. During the day, try to get your camera as close as possible to the glass to avoid reflections, and at night, set your camera down to take photos with a long exposure setting.
Q:What can you see from One World Observatory?
A:While you’re more than 100 stories above the street, you’ll see 360-degree views of New York City and neighboring New Jersey, including landmarks such as the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor. Because the observatory is in Lower Manhattan, you can see the length of Manhattan stretching northward.