An Amazing NYC Architecture Tour

Special Access Tour of the Woolworth Building

Access the usually off-limits Woolworth Building, once the tallest building in the world and one of NYC's most spectacular skyscraper

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Tour Length

1.5 hours

Woolworth Building lobbyInside the lobby of the Woolworth BuildingInside the lobby of the Woolworth Building

Discover the inside of the spectacular Woolworth Building also known as the "Cathedral of Commerce" on this tour of the Woolworth Building! Although its 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. On this 90 minutes tour of the normally off-limits Woolworth Building you will not only visit the stunning lobby but also the mezzanine and the cellar level where the bank vault of its former anchor tenant still stands. Guests on this NYC architecture tour will learn about the building's surprising history and about the engineering feat and aesthetic masterpiece that the skyscraper is.

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  • Special Access inside 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 entrances that once had direct access to the NYC subway
  • See the many Art Deco details inside the building including the gorgeous mailboxes and elevators
  • Woolworth tour Terrific! The tour was wonderful, our guide was outstanding. He was interesting, knowledgeable, and funny. I will attend again.

    wayne g
  • Woolworth tour! I’ve only done two tours with Untapped Cities but what will bring me back again and again is the enthusiasm of the guides. Ed was fun and challenging with the perfect balance of knowledge and jest. I would trust him with any NYC trivia. And you can not deny the elegance of the Woolworth building... the up close peek at the ceiling was a treat. I also live here and didn’t feel completely like a tourist.

    Frances J
  • Woolworth tour soooo worth it Excellent tour and fabulous guide. Truly a great opportunity to experience this jewel of a building. Highly recommend.


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Know Before You Go

Where To Meet
Please meet in front of the Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

What To Bring/Wear
Please wear comfortable shoes!

Additional Tour Notes
Please do not enter the Woolworth Building without our tour guide. Wait outside until the tour guide arrives; photographs are allowed but no flash 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. This tour happens rain or shine! No cancellations or refunds.

Frequently Asked Questions

How strenuous is the tour? How much walking will we do?

This tour is easy and most people can participate

Is there an age limit or recommendation?

Yes, children must be at least 10 years old to participate in this tour

Who will guide our tour?

A specially trained licensed NYC Tour Guide

How does this tour differ from the VIP Tour of the Woolworth Building?

This tour is 90 minutes long and is led by a guide from the Woolworth Building, whereas our VIP tour of the Woolworth Building is 60 minutes long and is led by the great grand daughter of the Woolworth Building's architect. Both tours cost $45

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