Meet up with your guide, a retired NYPD detective and 9/11 first responder, in front of St. Paul’s Chapel. Depending on the tour option you’ve selected your trip will either leave in the morning or early afternoon. Throughout the excursion you’ll hear personal, first-hand, accounts from this law enforcement who was there on site that fateful September day.
Start by exploring St. Paul’s Chapel (‘The Little Chapel that Stood’), religious sanctuary just 300 feet (91 meters) from where the Twin Towers fell. The chapel’s remarkable story has made it a symbol of the city’s resilience following the 9/11 attacks. Continue the trip by visiting landmarks including the twin reflecting pools inscribed with the names of the 2001 and 1993 attack victims, and check out Saint Peter’s Catholic Church and the ‘9/11 Cross.’
Head next to the Firefighter’s 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay your respects to this 50-foot (15-meter) bronze sculpture outside the area’s ’10 House’ fire station. Proceed afterward to see the ‘Survivor Tree,’ which survived the destruction of the towers and lives to this day. You’ll also see Battery Park City, site where the John J. Harvey Fireboat worked to put out the burning remains of the Twin Towers. You’ll finish the trip by walking back to your starting point.