New York: 9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero & Optional Museum Entry
- Pause for reflection at the 9/11 Memorial
- Learn about the symbolic design of the new World Trade Center buildings
- Hear about the World Trade Center before and after September 11, 2001
- See beautiful, but often overlooked, memorials in the area
- Experience the rebuilt World Trade Center from the inside and out
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Start at St. Paul's Chapel, and learn about the important role it played in the aftermath of the attacks. Go to 9/11 Memorial Plaza and pause for reflection at the memorial pools. Get detailed descriptions from your guide about each monument, from the design of the pools to the architecture of the new World Trade Center and its symbolic use of materials, light and reflection.
Pay your respects at the Fireman's Memorial and American Express 11 Tears Memorial, often missed by those who visit on their own. Get an up-close look at the reconstruction of the site as you visit Brookfield Place and see The Oculus, the 4-billion dollar centerpiece of the new World Trade Center transportation hub.
Following the walking tour of the area you'll enter the 9/11 Museum where you'll learn more about the terrible events independently on a self guided visit (Museum option must be chosen at time of booking. You will receive your tickets for the 9/11 Museum from your guide when you arrive for the start of the walking tour.) See more than 23,000 images and 10,300 artifacts that tell the story, and hear some of the 2,000 oral histories of those killed, mostly provided by friends and families.
- 2-hour walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero
- Licensed guide
- Entry ticket to the 9/11 Museum (if option is chosen at time of booking)
- Entry ticket to 9/11 Museum (unless option chosen at time of booking)
- Entry to the One World Observatory
- Gratuity for the guide (optional)
Prepare for the activity
St. Paul's Chapel, New York. Meet inside the gates in the churchyard behind the chapel (near the Bell of Hope, look for your guide with a green flag). If the gates are closed, the meeting point is outside the gates on the corner of Broadway and Fulton Street.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Weapons or sharp objects
- Alcohol and drugs
• Headset radios are not being used for sanitary reasons and food and drink will not be included until further notice
• This tour is wheelchair accessible
• Walking tour is approximately 2 hours long
• There are opportunities to sit, but guests should be able to stand and walk for long periods