This Ground Zero walking tour begins at St Paul's Chapel, the oldest public building in New York City that’s still actively used. This church survived the falling debris from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center despite being only one block away. It became a rescue center during the aftermath of the tragedy.
As the tour continues, see Financial District landmarks like Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Building. Visit the American Express Eleven Tears Memorial. See Federal Hall, the site of George Washington's inauguration as the first president of the United States, and Trinity Church, a landmark Episcopal church at Broadway and Wall Street.
Visit the twin reflecting pools inscribed with the names of the nearly 3,000 who died on September 11, 2001, and in its precursor attack on February 26, 1993. The pools mark the spots where the twin towers once stood, and you will have time for contemplation at this important site.
Upgrade to include timed 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, including pieces of steel from the twin towers plus 23,000 photos, over 500 hours of video and nearly 2,000 oral histories of the dead. Experience the bravery and tragedy of this powerful spot, and marvel at the Freedom Tower that now rises over this location.