Woolworth Building Tour

VIP Tour of the Woolworth Building


An Untapped New York exclusive tour led by the great grand daughter of the Woolworth building's architect, Cass Gilbert

Access the usually off-limits Woolworth Building on this exclusive tour led by building architect Cass Gilbert’s great granddaughter, Helen Post Curry. Cass Gilbert was Curry’s paternal great grandfather and as Curry says herself, “there are so many behind-the-scenes secrets about the Woolworth Building" and we’re excited to share them with you on this special, insiders tour. On this very special tour, guests will learn about the history of what was once the world's tallest building, access it lobby, lower level and mezzanine. You will discover the Woolworth building's many surprising features including its fireproofing, and how it got its nickname of the "Cathedral of Commerce".

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Tour
Highlights

  • Access the Woolworth Building, which is normally off-limits to the public, with building architect Cass Gilbert’s great granddaughter, Helen Post Curry
  • 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 Neo-Gothic details including the gorgeous mailboxes and elevators
  • woolworth and gilbert a great insider tour of the woolworth building with its gorgeous and intricate design as done by cass gilbert. worth seeing up close

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  • VIP Tour of the Woolworth Building Special tour of the Wooleorth by Cass Gilbert's great granddaughter. She had enthusiasm and displayed a special connection with the building. Loved seeing areas not usually seen by the public.

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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 must be at least 10 years old to participate in this tour. 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?

Children must be at least 10 years old to participate in this tour.

Who will guide our tour?

The building architect Cass Gilbert’s great granddaughter, Helen Post Curry, who runs the Woolworth Building tours

How does this tour differ from the 90 minutes Tour of the Woolworth Building?

This tour is 60 minutes long and is led by the great grand daughter of the Woolworth Building's architect, whereas our 90 minutes tour of the Woolworth Building 30 minutes longer and is led by a guide from the Woolworth Building. Both tours cost $45

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