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Your Guide to the Empire State Building Opening Hours

Today

Open 10 AM - 10 PM

Last Admission

9:15 PM

Empire State Building

Days (Feb 17 TO Mar 8)TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday10:00 AM - 10:00 PM9:15 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 10:00 PM9:15 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 10:00 PM9:15 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 10:00 PM9:15 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 10:00 PM9:15 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 10:00 PM9:15 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 10:00 PM9:15 PM
Days (Mar 9 TO Mar 22)TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday10:00 AM - 11:00 PM10:15 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 11:00 PM10:15 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 11:00 PM10:15 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 11:00 PM10:15 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 11:00 PM10:15 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 11:00 PM10:15 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 11:00 PM10:15 PM
Days (Mar 23 TO Apr 7)TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Days (Apr 8 TO May 16)TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday10:00 AM - 11:30 PM10:45 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 11:30 PM10:45 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 11:30 PM10:45 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 11:30 PM10:45 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 11:30 PM10:45 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 11:30 PM10:45 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 11:30 PM10:45 PM
Days (May 17 TO Jul 18)TIMINGSLast Admission
Monday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 11:59 PM11:14 PM

OCT 23 - NOV 22

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Entry door closes at 9:15 pm

NOV 23 - NOV 26

9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Entry door closes at 10:15 pm

NOV 27 - DEC 21

10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Entry door closes at 9:15 pm

DEC 22 - DEC 30

8:00 am - 1:00 am

Entry door closes at 12:15 am




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Empire State Building Opening Hours

  • 2 January - 22 January: 10 AM - 9 PM (last elevator at 8:15 PM)
  • 23 January - 15 February: 11 AM - 9 PM (last elevator at 8:15 PM)
  • 16 February - 17 February: 11 AM - 10 PM (last elevator at 9:15 PM)
  • 18 February - 20 February: 10 AM - 10 PM (last elevator at 9:15 PM)
  • 21 February - 28 February: 10 AM - 9 PM (last elevator at 8:15 PM)
  • 1 March - 10 March: 10 AM - 10 PM (last elevator at 9:15 PM)
  • 11 March - 31 March: 10 AM - 11 PM (last elevator at 10:15 PM)
  • 1 April - 9 May: 9 AM - 11 PM (last elevator at 10:15 PM)
  • 10 May - 20 July: 9 AM - 12 AM (last elevator at 11:15 PM)
  • 21 July - 27 August: 9 AM - 1 AM (last elevator at 12:15 AM)
  • 28 August - 4 September: 9 AM - 12 AM (last elevator at 11:15 PM)
  • 9 October - 22 November (Monday to Thursday): 10 AM - 10 PM (last elevator at 9:15 PM)
  • 9 October - 22 November (Friday to Sunday): 9 AM - 10 PM (last elevator at 9:15 PM)
  • 23 November - 26 November: 9 AM - 11 PM (last elevator at 10:15 PM)
  • 27 November - 21 December (Monday to Thursday): 10 AM - 10 PM (last elevator at 9:15 PM)
  • 27 November - 21 December (Friday to Sunday): 9 AM - 1 AM (last elevator at 12:15 AM)
  • 22 December - 30 December: 9 AM - 1 AM (last elevator at 12:15 AM)
  • 31 December: 9 AM - 11 PM (last elevator at 10:15 PM)

Best Time to Visit the Empire State Building

Empire State Building Hours

Peak Season vs Low Season

  • The Empire State Building is open to visitors all year round, so the best time of year to visit largely depends on your personal preference.
  • If you’re looking for warm weather and stunning views, then summer is the ideal season.
  • If you want cooler temperatures and fewer crowds, then winter is the better option. For those looking for a mix of both, autumn is the perfect time to visit.

Peak Season: May to September

Low Season: December to February

Empire State Building Hours

Weekday vs Weekend

  • When deciding on the best time to visit the Empire State Building, it largely depends on what type of experience you’re looking for.
  • For a more relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, it is advisable to plan your visit during the weekdays when it is less crowded.
  • If you are looking for a more exciting and vibrant experience, then a weekend visit is the better option.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Empire State Building Opening Hours

What are the Empire State Building opening hours?

The Empire State Building opening hours are from 9 AM to 11 PM daily. The opening hours vary throughout the year, make sure you check the daily timings before visiting.

Is the Empire State Building open everyday?

Yes, the Empire State Building is open throughout the year.

When is the Empire State Building closed?

The Empire State Building remains open all year round.

Is the Empire State Building open to visitors?

Yes, the Empire State Building is open to visitors. You will have to buy a ticket to visit the observatory.

How long should I spend at the Empire State Building?

We suggest spending at least an hour or two at the Empire State Building.

When is the best time to visit the Empire State Building?

The best time to visit the Empire State Building is in the morning on a weekday. You will find lesser crowds and can peacefully soak in the stunning New York views.

Is the Empire State Building open on public holidays?

Yes, the Empire State Building is open throughout the year.

What are the Empire State Building hours during public holidays?

The Empire State Building timings vary throughout the year. Be sure to check the opening hours of the day you'd like to visit before booking tickets.