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Woolworth Building: Tours & Tickets

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Learn how the biggest retail tycoon of the early twentieth century and a star architect changed the NYC skyline forever. Designed by the renowned architect Cass Gilbert in 1913 to be Frank W. Woolworth’s NYC headquarters, the Woolworth Building was...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great tour and the guide was very knowledgeable about the history of this building. Our first time to NYC and this was on my list of things to visit as my mom worked for the company for 50 years. The guide made...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sunshinestate79
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came in the front entrance to admire the lobby. The front desk guard told us we could not look, even in the public portion of the lobby, without an appointment. We had to leave immediately. What?? This building is listed on many tourist guides,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MarkNickSonoma
Reviewed 4 days ago

Bill was knowledgeable and entertaining. Explained the symbolism in the many ornaments on this 100 year old building and told stories of its builder, architect and the neighborhood. Beautiful building and an interesting story.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an early skyscraper which was tallest building in 30’ which changed the skyline of this city . The Tycoon and the architect Gilbert . Even after a century it still remains one the tallest building in the US and one of the 30...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kamakshi2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the Woolworth building. We did the 60 minute tour; she spoke for 75 minutes which was great. She had a binder to show areas of the building that we were unable to visit. The binder photos were in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank C7228RKmaryf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide has a true passion for showing the hidden gems. He provides the story behind the building including the history of Mr. Woolworth. I also learned more about the city of NYC 👍

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SLamazo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our friends to see this building while in NYC. We are all baby boomers and recall fondly our childhood days of going to the local Woolworth store with our moms. The building is beautiful and the guide related lots of history and stories...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect combination of the history behind this beautiful architectural masterpiece and Frank Woolworth, who built it. Our guide Ed Welter, was outstanding, as he lead us through the tour and explained so many interesting details about the building, the man, and his company. The tour...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved our hour tour of the Woolworth building. It was made most interesting because of our tour guide, Ed. He was a wealth of information about Frank Woolworth and the building which is a monument to to his legacy. Now we want to...More

Thank o_lynne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our brilliant guide for the Statue of Liberty tour told us that the Woolworth building was his favourite building in New York. It wasn’t on our radar so we googled it and found this tour. This is the only way you can visit the Woolworth...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Expedition219059
24 May 2019|
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Response from ChristineH344 | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry, just saw your message. No, it does not include any other part.
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Tams_in_Oz
16 October 2018|
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Response from Jenny823 | Reviewed this property |
We would’ve liked to have done the 90 min tour but it wasn’t available on our timetable. I think it is worth doing the 90 min if you can as it will go to other areas and in more depth. However the 60 min was fine and we saw... More
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Marina W
19 August 2018|
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Response from ChloeBullet | Reviewed this property |
It’s mainly on the ground floor and outside so I think it could be adapted to be ADA. You’d just miss seeing the basement and bank vaults.
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