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Tour code: 5250GROUNDZERO
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.

Highlights

  • Certified guided walking tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial
  • Be captivated by first-hand stories of 9/11 from your guide, who has a personal connection with the event
  • Gain an understanding of the tragedy and heroism of that fateful day
  • Upgrade to add admission to the 9/11 Museum to see artifacts associated with the events of 9/11

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Ground Zero is an essential stop on any first-time visit to New York. I suggest opting for the Museum admission ticket for a complete experience.

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What You Can Expect

9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Upgrade

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.

Customer Reviews

Lynda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour of New York with a very knowledgable and entertaining guide. We really enjoyed the museum. Well worth doing

Priscilla R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Tour was extremely moving and highly recommend the Museum upgrade for anyone visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero.

margaret c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Rob was an excellent guide. His 911 experience brought reality to the tour. The museum was so massive it will take several trips to experience it all.

Ani H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was much above my expectation. The personal sharing of John was very touching and made it so real.

Angelica H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide was great!

Lou Ann J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This is an excellent way to see ground zero, as the tour guides were all there on 9-11. The little details they recall during the tour makes it all come alive. Very moving.

AnnaKajsa E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The tour was excellent with a fantastic guide.

Sandra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Another wonderful guided tour. Our guide had been in NYC on this day so had many things to tell us about it. A very sad event but was so happy to be able to hear and see what has happened in this area since.

Katie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was great, Very informative would definitely recommend it if it's your first time in New York! The ground zero tribute was beautiful. Such a sad tragedy, beautiful tribute.

Jack Wag USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Len gives a beautiful summary, full of passion, of the day of 9/11.......the stories he shared were obviously very real to him......I am very happy to have taken the tour not just walked onto the site....thank you, Len....

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