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  • Location:New York City, New York
  • Duration:1.5 hours for the tour; allow 2-4 hours for the 9/11 Museum if option is selected

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

On this 1.5-hour walking tour of Ground Zero, hear about acts of true heroism that helped to rally a nation, and gain an understanding of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Hear firsthand stories of the tragic event from a professional, certified guide, and listen to the personal experiences and connections to the day that the world stood still. Explore the 9/11 Memorial and the site of the former World Trade Center. To see artifacts directly associated with that fateful September day, upgrade your ticket to also include the 9/11 Museum.


  • 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 tour begins when you meet your guide outside of St. Paul’s Chapel. Please note that you will not meet at the 9/11 Museum or 9/11 Memorial.

You’ll begin the tour with a short visit inside of St. Paul’s Chapel, which in addition to being the oldest church still standing in New York City, is also the spot where rescue workers took shelter to eat and sleep. Amazingly, despite its proximity to the blast and destruction, the chapel was protected from dust and debris when a tree that had fallen actually shielded the building from any major harm. Before leaving the chapel, take note of the iron fence, located on Broadway St., which is where flyers of missing relatives and loved ones were posted in the days after the event.

After leaving St. Paul’s Chapel, continue with your guide to the 9/11 Memorial where you’ll hear the tales and gain horrific insight to the events of 9/11. Walking around where the World Trade Center once stood, absorb the firsthand, personal stories of September 11th 2001 from your guide. Later on at the 9/11 Memorial, pay your respects to the nearly 3,000 people who were killed on that fateful day. Alongside two reflecting pools, you’ll find the names of every victim inscribed in two large panels, and the man-made waterfall that flows through the Memorial is North America’s largest. In total, the Memorial encompasses almost an acre, and you’ll have until 6pm to explore the site on your own.

9/11 Museum Upgrade

If you’d prefer, you can also upgrade to include entry to the 9/11 Museum. Inaugurated in May 2014, the museum consumes over 110,000 square feet (10,219 square meters) of the World Trade Center archaeological site. Your guide will offer a brief introduction of what you’ll find in the museum, which includes archives, narratives, and multimedia displays of the people affected by the tragedy. These exhibits portray intimate retellings of loss, compassion, and recovery—a fundamental part in understanding the attacks of 9/11 and aftermath.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very good tour. Our guide was excellent. Provided us with great information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

this tour is a must

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour was everything I was hoping for and more. Our guide was wonderful. So knowledgeable. It was so nice hearing stories from a local.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

an eye opening tour the museum upgrade was an essential upgrade well worth the visit allow yourself enough time to go through the museum after the walking tour we also did the one world freedom tower experience as well

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A great tour. One we will not forget. We were able to hear personal stories of the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was very personable ... Great storyteller.... Made for a great behind the scene tour!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide was awesome. So much great information with a personal insite. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone going to New York. A must see!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very informative and a good chance to learn about the role of the Chapel and Catholic church surrounding Ground Zero. Well worth it to get the added perspective to the events of that day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guide was a healthcare worker that day and saw some of the first victims. His brother is a Police Officer in NYC who was one of the first on the scene. The tour was exceptional, It meant so much to have it start at the small church that was just about the only building left standing after that day. We thought it would be about a 2 1/2 hr tour, but by the time we did the tour, stayed quite a while at the museum, and then decided to finish the day going up in the Freedom Tour, we willingly spent the whole day at Ground Zero. This tour I HIGHLY recommend. We loved it.

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