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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

ingrid r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Our tour guide Tony was the best! Informative, knowledgeable and witty. A real New Yorker who made the tour real and personalized.

Michael H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Toni was great. He made it a memorable tour.

Glyn W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

A very informative tour covering a very serious subject. Rob was a good guide but unfortunately he was very quietly spoken. There was a lot of building work going on and due to that and the size of the group we didn't hear everything he was saying. Fortunately it didn't impact on the tour. The sights of the St Paul's Chapel, The Memorial and the Museum are never to be forgotten.

Ken C Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We had a fantastic guide to lead and comment upon our tour. Weather perfect and a small group of 14 people.
We thoroughly enjoyed the description and detailed commentary of the events, the memorial and the new construction.

We finished at about 12.20pm.
Good value pleased yo endorse and recommend

Robert F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The tour guide did an amazing job and made it very personal since he was there during the tragedy.

Myron M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

My husband and I were pleased with the focus on our guide's accurate but enthralling retelling of historical details prior to, during, and after the 9/11 event.

Debra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The tour guide was vey informative, John, made sure that everyone was accounted for. He gave everyone time for questions and spoke loud enough for all to hear, there were about 15 people in my walking tour it took every bit of and hour and a half, we did not see the museum.

Jeanette W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. The guide took us from St. Pauls to Ground Zero with a lot of narrative.

Michael S G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Outstanding .GREAT Tour Guide. Experience I will remember for a life time

Daniel J F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

very moving experience.

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