City Hall

One of the oldest continuously used City Halls in the nation that still houses its original governmental functions, New York's City Hall is considered one of the finest architectural achievements of its period. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, the building was an early expression of the City's cosmopolitanism. City Hall is a designated New York City landmark, and its rotunda is a designated interior landmark as well.

City Hall rotunda

City Hall rotunda. Photograph by Andrew Moore.

The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. Spaces toured include the landmarked rotunda, City Council Chamber, and Governor's Room, a reception room that houses part of the City Hall Portrait Collection and historic furnishings. Learn more about City Hall.

Reservation tours of City Hall are typically offered for groups (10-20 people or one class) on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and for individuals on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. However, as dates and times are subject to change, please refer to the list of available tours below.  

Reservation tours currently available:


  • Monday, May 15 at 10:30 am
  • Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30 am
  • Monday, May 29 at 10:30 am


  • Thursday, May 4 at 10:00 am

  • Monday, May 15 at 12:00 pm

  • Thursday, May 18 at 10:00 am

  • Thursday, May 25 at 10:00 am


  • Tuesday, May 9 at 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday, May 16 at 6:00 pm


Make a reservation.


Additionally, a City Hall tour is available for individuals on most Wednesdays at 12:00 PM without a reservation. This tour is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign-in for this tour at the NYC tourism kiosk, which is located at the southern end of City Hall Park on the east side of Broadway at Barclay Street. Please register the day of the tour between 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM.

Non-reservation tours currently available:

  • Wednesday, May 3 at 12:00 pm

  • Wednesday, May 10 at 12:00 pm

  • Wednesday, May 17 at 12:00 pm

  • Wednesday, May 24 at 12:00 pm

  • Wednesday, May 31 at 12:00 pm