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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

litton.paula

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

it was very informative and interesting. Enjoyed

Jane M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was an amazing walking tour and our tour director was absolutely amazing. He had so much knowledge about the events of 9-11-01 and was always willing to answer all of our questions in our group. He was a top notch individual and naturally the 9-11 museum was stunning and left us
breathless and just in awe of all the great tributes to all affected and who lost their lives on that horrific day.

Mary T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide lives, and lived in NY when 911 happened. So he told some of his personal stories of that day, which made it more personal. We loved the whole tour, he was great can't remember his name, sorry!

S D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour. Very emotional experience.Our guide Michelle was excellent. The reflecting pool brings back the day and events so emotionally. Don't miss the museum. It is a must see. We spend 4 hours at the museum.

Erin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Rob was great!!! he did a great job of engaging everyone on the tour from the kid to the senior. He kept it relevant by talking about before 911 during and after the rebuilding of NYC. He knowledge of the event and NYC before during and after was great.

munroag

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

John was articulate and knowledgeable of the church and 9/11 history. He made it interesting and kept a good pace.

Walter J USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a great way to visit the site. John our guide was excellent. Even though we are NYC natives we had not been to the site. We had out of town family and thought they would want to visit. Would recommend everyone, NYC native or visitor to take this tour, as you will learn more than what you thought you knew. The visit to the museum was on your own, but you get to skip the line which was excellent.

Ross T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide Tony was outstanding. So pleased we took this tour

Thomas W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

very good

Debra C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Michelle was our tour guide and she was phenomenal. I would highly recommend her and the company for any yours they offer. Excellent experience

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