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9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket

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icon2 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

In remembrance of the events that took place on September 11, 2001, take this 1.5-hour walking tour of Ground Zero and the National September 11 Memorial. Walk through the space of the former World Trade Center in New York City. A certified guide with a personal connection to the events of that day shares stories of tragedy and heroism. Get a deeper understanding of the events that took place here. Upgrade to add entry into the National September 11 Museum.
  • Take a guided walking tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial
  • Hear first-hand stories of 9/11 from your guide
  • Guarantee your place on the tour by pre-booking
  • Optional upgrade to add admission to the 9/11 Museum
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Narrated walking tour
Professional, local guide with a personal connection to 9/11
Exclusive Skip the Line Access to the 911 Museum
9/11 Museum Entry (If Option Selected)
Guided visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero
Gratuities

Departure Point

209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA

Please meet OUTSIDE St. Paul's Chapel on Broadway (between Fulton & Vesey Streets). Our guide or tour concierge will be there 15 minutes before the tour and will be holding an orange flag. • Take to A, 4, or 5 trains Fulton Street Station • Head northeast on Broadway toward Dey Street. Saint Paul's Chapel will be on the left

Return Details

180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, USA

Tour ends at the 9/11 Memorial.

This Ground Zero walking tour begins at St Paul's Chapel, aka the Little Chapel That Stood. St Paul’s is the oldest public building in New York City that’s still actively used. This church somehow survived the falling debris from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center despite being only one block away from the melee. It became a kind of rescue center during the aftermath of the tragedy, and the iron fence that surrounds it became a place for family members to post notices about their missing loved ones.

As the tour continues, walk to the FDNY Memorial Wall and FDNY Ten House. Hear the heroic stories about the emergency responders on that day and see the fire station at Ground Zero.

Finally, enter the National September 11 Memorial, aka the 9/11 Memorial, a tribute of remembrance and honor to the almost 3,000 people who were killed on 9/11 — at the World Trade Center site, in the plane crash near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon — as well as the six people who were killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

There are twin reflecting pools at the very spots where the Twin Towers once stood. Look up and see One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower.

There is an optional upgrade to include entry into the National September 11 Museum — 110,000 square feet of exhibit space located at the heart of the World Trade Center site. The museum tells the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of artifacts. The lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks are commemorated here.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Paul's Chapel
We will start the tour at St. Paul's Chapel, New York City’s oldest public building still in continuous use. Just one block away from the 9/11 attacks, it miraculously survived the falling building and debris. St. Paul’s Chapel served as a makeshift rescue center during the aftermath. Its iron fence became a bulletin board where family members posted notices of their missing loved ones. Today, with the mementos received from people around the world supporting New York City, the church serves as both a landmark and a tribute.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Oculus
The outside structure of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, is the subway entrance and extensive shopping center.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Enter the 911 Museum with exclusive skip the line access. Admission to the museum is only included if that option is selected.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please dress appropriately and bring layers in case of cold weather
  • 9/11 Museum admission is NOT included unless option is selected at time of booking
  • Children 5 and under free with paid adult ticket
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Proof of vaccination required for Museum and Observatory entry
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Ticket.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you have the time, take the tour then visit the museum." See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour prior to visiting the museum as it will put everything into perspective by someone who lived through that day's events." See review
  • "Some walking outside but inside parts of the tour had escalators and elevators so dont feel you cannot take tour if you have a hard time climbing stairs like me" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great personal story of 9/11
Polly_S
, Oct 2021
Our guide Julie gave us her account of what happened on 9/11. She worked in a building very close to the twin towers that day. She was very knowledgeable about the buildings and the area.
star-5
A day made by our tour guide!
Michele_T
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide, Julie, was amazing…so meaningful, her sharing her story with us all. It takes courage for her to do this for a living…opening her heart to strangers. So grateful for her doing this and getting her as our tour guide!
star-5
Fantastic!
Marc_T
, Oct 2021
Our guide Helen from paris was fantastic! She made the day! Great personality. Very funny but mostly extremely knowledgeable.
star-5
Exceptionnel - Merci ☺️ Thanks
Evelyne_G
, Oct 2021
Terrific Guide who loves his city and it shows ❤️ PTSD is no joke. Thanks for educating all of us 🇺🇸
star-5
A tour every American...
London
, Oct 2021
A tour every American should have to take, thank you to Helene for a memorable tour. Will definitely recommend to friends.
star-5
Must see tour!
Lynne_M
, Oct 2021
Excellent tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Sorry we didn’t buy the full package at the time of booking. Added the museum tour after.
star-5
Worth the visit
Stephanie_R
, Oct 2021
The tour was very emotional and Brian was an awesome guide. He made me see the memorial in a totally different light.
star-5
Worth every penny
Bruno_Z
, Oct 2021
Very informative and great perspective A must. Not a history lesson but an informative tour. This tour covers the past, present and future of WTC.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Honoring lives lost and the strength of America
Mette_O
, Oct 2021
To hear the personal stories that Brian brought to the tour. It changed the tour from telling the facts but telling a story. Also learning the meaning behind all the elements of the memorial , such as the trees and the names on the waterfalls.
star-5
Amazing tour guide
Jennifer_S
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide Tony was amazing. He told little narratives that made the experience so enjoyable and enlightening.

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