Visiting the General Service Office

The General Service Office Welcomes 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, GSO hosts an open AA meeting at 11 a.m. There is also a guided tour offered after the meeting at 12:15 p.m.

Please 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 GSO. Unfortunately, under the terms of our lease agreement with the building that houses GSO offices, we cannot sell merchandise or function as a bookstore. You may purchase literature at our online bookstore,, or from area Intergroups/Central Offices.

In line with the latest public health guidance, visitors to GSO and Grapevine will no longer be required to wear masks effective Friday, April 14, 2023. Coffee service also will be available again at the Friday AA meeting.

We recognize that some visitors may still prefer to wear a mask for personal reasons or feel more comfortable doing so, and we fully respect and support that decision. 

We remain committed to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our visitors and staff. As such, we will continue to ask that individuals refrain from visiting if they are unwell, 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.

Schedule Your Visit to GSO

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



Location Details

GSO 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.


GSO 2024 Holiday Schedule
Holiday 2024 Day Closed
New Year's Day Monday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 15
Presidents' Day Monday, February 19
Good Friday Friday, March 29
Memorial Day Monday, May 27*
Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19
Independence Day Thursday, July 4
Independence Day Friday, July 5
Labor Day Monday, September 2*
History & Heritage Day Monday October 14
Veteran's Day Monday, November 11
Half Day Close at 2pm Wednesday, November 27
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 29
Half Day Close at 2pm Tuesday, December 24
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25
Day after Christmas Thursday, December 26
New Year's Eve Tuesday, December 31
*The office will close at 3 p.m. prior to the following holidays: Memorial Day and Labor Day

Need More Information?

Additional contact information can be found on our contact page.