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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

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

Philip S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tours was amazing, such a moving place, it was very humbling being there, the museum was very emotional can't believe we were in there for nearly 4 hours and could have been longer. The tour guides were so informative as they all were working or near the twin towers on the day. If you don't do any other tour you have to do this one.

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Tauren was a fabulous tour guide, she presented in a clear concise fashion, was easy to keep up with and had a true passion and connection to the 9/11 event and memorial.

Susan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour guide did an amazing job! No words for the museum - very touching!

Steve W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Breathtaking tour, John our guide was very knowledgeable with first hand accounts of that very fateful day. The museum is a very emotional reminder, but well worth the visit. Be sure to wrap up well if your going in the winter months as the wind really whips up off the Hudson river

Pamela D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Linda was a wonderful guide for this tour!

Kay L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Awesome, moving, memorable ...was there for 4 hours ...take lots of tissues . The tour was great too..a must to do in the big apple

Paul C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour guide, Touren, was fantastic and very informative. The tour itself was an amazing and thought provoking experience. I would highly recommend it.

Sophie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and compassionate. Thank you.

equipsafe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Totally recommend this tour and museum upgrade. Our guide was very interesting having first hand experience of 9/11. Great and very informative. What I loved also was getting express entry to the Museum. We went between Christmas and New Year when everyone was on holidays and the queue was huge to get into the Museum. We were told about a 21/2 hour wait to get in. Once the walking tour was complete Len took us to another entrance for tours and we got straight into the museum without a queue. Just wonderful. So good to walk pass all these poor people waiting for so long to gain entry.

Mary H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

we met at St Pauls Chapel and what a feeling walking thru there. Tony the guide was awesome, he had personal stories to share and pictures of that day. It was unbelieveable that the Chapel was spared. The museum is a MUST there are things here that every American should experience. I have told tons of people about this. Very memorable.

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