The Empire State Building, the ultimate skyscraper and the quintessential Manhattan landmark, offers more than an array of shops, offices, and sightseeing experiences. More than any other structure, it invites us to contemplate the essence of the New York City experiment: ambitious, unlikely, and inarguable. There’s plenty to discover about the World’s Most Famous Building, from its rich history to its unique design. Dive deeper into what makes this New York icon a can’t-miss experience.
Peak visiting times vary by season. Open 365 days a year; current operations schedule:
- January 4th to March 13th – 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Last Elevator at 8:15 p.m.
- March 14th to March 28th – 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. | Last Elevator at 9:15 p.m.
- March 29th – April 11th – 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. | Last Elevator at 10:00 p.m.
- April 12th on - 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. | Last Elevator at 9:15 p.m.