Rockefeller Center Tour

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Rockefeller Center Tour

What you'll do

One of the greatest buildings from the Great Depression Era, discover the history and treasures within the Art-Deco-style Rockefeller Center.

Take a Rockefeller Center Tour with Tickets from The New York Pass®

Famous for its annual Christmas tree and ice skating, the building is also home to an incredible collection of art and sculptures.

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Rockefeller Center is spread over 89,000 square meters and is home to Top of the Rock as well as over 100 murals, sculptures, and mosaics. One of the last major buildings in the United States to incorporate public art in architecture, it's an icon of American design.

Join an expert historian on a journey back 80 years and discover the rich history and breathtaking artistry of one of New York's most famous landmarks. Explore the Center's most famous and important buildings, gardens, and spaces; follow along with your own personal headset and enjoy this uninterrupted account through a closed circuit connection. 

New York Pass Tips

  • Free guided tour of the Rockefeller Center with your pass

Did You Know? Rockefeller Center Facts

  • The first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was in 1931 and stood 20 ft tall
  • Rockefeller Center ice skating first began in 1936
  • "Prometheus" is the best-known sculpture at Rockefeller Center and the most photographed sculpture in NYC

Experience the Rockefeller Center With a Guided Tour

Don't miss a visit to the Rockefeller Center Tour, an amazing journey through New York City's iconic architectural gem. In Midtown Manhattan, the Center's dazzling Art Deco design and rich history create an unforgettable experience, showcasing the fusion of business, art, and entertainment. Your expert guide will lead you through this urban oasis, unraveling captivating anecdotes and hidden stories.

Discover the secrets of José Maria Sert and Diego Rivera's murals, marvel at intricate designs reflecting human progress, and explore the grandeur of Radio City Music Hall and the legendary NBC Studios. Stroll through the lush Channel Gardens, admiring the harmonious blend of nature and cityscape, and behold the famous Prometheus statue symbolizing innovation and progress.

Finally, ascend to the Top of the Rock for breathtaking panoramic views, from Central Park to the Hudson River. The Rockefeller Center Tour is an intimate encounter with human achievement, a vibrant celebration of art and culture, and an unforgettable adventure in the city that never sleeps. Save up to 50% on New York Attractions with The New York Pass!

Know before you go

Getting in: use the entrance on 50th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Proceed down the staircase to enter the Express Line and present your pass for entry.

Please note: the tour is available in English only and is not recommended for children under 12. Children under 6 years old do not require a ticket for entry.

Capacity is limited to 10 guests per tour and tours are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.



Q. What is Rockefeller Center?
A. Rockefeller Center is a large complex of commercial buildings and tourist attractions in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in the 1930s and is now a National Historic Landmark.

Q. What are some of the popular attractions at Rockefeller Center?
A. Some of the popular attractions at Rockefeller Center include the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the Radio City Music Hall, the NBC Studios, and the famous Christmas tree and ice skating rink during the holiday season.

Q. How long does a typical Rockefeller Center tour take?
A. A typical Rockefeller Center tour takes about 75-90 minutes, but the duration can vary depending on the specific tour package and the interests of the group.

Q. Can I take photos during the Rockefeller Center tour?
A. Yes, photography is generally allowed during the Rockefeller Center tour. However, there may be certain areas where photography is not permitted, so it's best to check with your tour guide beforehand.

Q. Is the Rockefeller Center accessible for people with disabilities?
A. Yes, Rockefeller Center is accessible for people with disabilities. The buildings and attractions are equipped with ramps, elevators, and other accommodations to make the tour accessible for all visitors.

Q. Are food and beverages available during the Rockefeller Center tour?
A. Food and beverages are not typically included in the Rockefeller Center tour package, but there are many restaurants and cafes in the area where visitors can grab a bite to eat before or after the tour.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Tours depart throughout the day and the schedule varies slightly by season.

Please visit the Rockefeller Center Tour's website to view the current tour departure schedule.


Rockefeller Center Tour

(212) 698-2000

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