Visiting the General Service Office

The General Service Office is Reopened to Visitors

Visitors are welcome to the General Service Office Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours are scheduled at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m., and last about 45 minutes. On Fridays, G.S.O. hosts an open A.A. meeting at 11 a.m. There is also a guided tour offered after the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

Please note that the health and safety of visitors and staff are top priorities. During this initial period, all visitors must wear a facial covering throughout their stay. We ask that individuals refrain from visiting if they have symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have been in close contact with someone infected with or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

Please also note that in accordance with building policy, all visitors must register in advance to gain access to the building. Accordingly, we strongly recommend that individuals contact us prior to their visit so that we can enter them into the building’s security system.  In addition, groups of 10 or more must contact us ahead of time to schedule their visit so that we can best prepare for their time at the General Service Office.

We understand that visitors may wish to purchase literature while at G.S.O. Unfortunately, under the terms of our lease agreement with the building that houses G.S.O. offices, we cannot sell merchandise or function as a bookstore. You may purchase literature at our online bookstore,, or from area Intergroups/Central Offices.

We will continue to update this page with any revised information regarding our phased reopening status and safety guidelines, based on guidance from public health authorities.

Schedule Your Visit to GSO

For more information about scheduling your visit, email us at or call 212-870-3430.



Location Details

G.S.O. is located on 11th and 8th floors of a building called the Interchurch Center.  The building’s main entrance is at 61 Claremont Avenue between 119th and 120th Streets.  If you are taking the subway, the nearest station is the 116th Street Station on the Number 1 train line.


G.S.O. 2023 Holiday Schedule
Holiday 2023 Day Closed
New Year's Day (Observed) Monday, January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Monday, January 16
Presidents Day Monday, February 20
Good Friday Friday, April 7
Memorial Day Monday, May 29*
Juneteenth Monday, June 19*
Independence Day Monday, July 3
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 4*
History and Heritage Day Monday, October 9
Veterans Day (Observed) Friday, November 10
Half Day Close at 2pm Wednesday, November 22
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 24
Christmas Day Monday, December 25
Day after Christmas Day Tuesday, December 26
*The office will close at 3 p.m. prior to the following holidays: Memorial Day, Juneteenth, and Labor Day

Need More Information?

Additional contact information can be found on our contact page.