Have you been trying to get tickets to our Woolworth Building tours? We’re excited to offer new dates for our exclusive exploration inside the normally off-limits Woolworth Building! Join us for two unique excursions: our VIP Woolworth Building tour, held once a month and led by building architect Cass Gilbert’s great granddaughter, Helen Post Curry; and our Insider Tour of the Woolworth Building, which will provide the same special access, except that the tour is given by another guide and scheduled on Tuesdays at 6pm.

To book the “VIP Woolworth Building Tour,” use this link.

To book the “Insider Tour of the Woolworth Building” use this link.


  • Access the Woolworth Building, which is normally off-limits to the public
  • Learn about the history of the Building, how it was created and has been restored over the years
  • Visit the spectacular “cathedral-esque” lobby and mezzanine of the building nicknamed the “Cathedral of Commerce”
  • Explore the cellar level where you will see an abandoned bank vault and former direct access to the NYC subway
  • Contemplate many Art Deco details including the gorgeous mailboxes and elevators


  • Price: $45 per person for the VIP Woolworth Building Tour; $40 per person for the Insider Woolworth Building Tour
  • What to know: The tour is one-hour long and is happening rain or shine! Please do not enter the Woolworth Building without our tour guide. Wait outside until the tour guide arrives; photographs are allowed but no flashes or videos will be permitted. There are no public restroom facilities available, and no food or drink or pets are allowed in the building. Children under 10 years old are not permitted. No cancellations or refunds.
  • What to wear: Bring comfortable shoes


The Woolworth Building is one of New York City’s most famous off-limits landmarks. Though its cathedral-like interior of glass and marble is landmarked, security concerns after 9/11 rendered it closed to the public unless you lived or worked in the skyscraper, once the tallest in the world. On our one hour tour of the normally off-limits Woolworth Building, we will visit its stunning lobby, mezzanine, and cellar level, where the bank vault still stands. Get a complete picture of the engineering feat and aesthetic masterpiece that the skyscraper is.

To book the “VIP Woolworth Building Tour,” use this link.

To book the “Insider Tour of the Woolworth Building” use this link.



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