City Hall Tours

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Update

Tours of City Hall have been cancelled until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you to City Hall and the Archive at a future date.

In the meantime, learn more about City Hall with our online exhibit that highlights 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.

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.