9-11 Memorial And Ground Zero Walking Tour With Optional One World Observatory Entrance - New York City

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Take a 1.5-hour walking tour of Ground Zero and the National September 11 Memorial, and gain insight into the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. A local guide shares firsthand stories of the event and its aftermath while you visit 9/11-related sites such as St Pauls Chapel, the Firemans Memorial and the reflecting pools, an homage to the thousands of lives lost. You may also upgrade your tour to include a pre-reserved ticket to the One World Observatory.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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Meet your guide outside of St Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan to begin your walking tour of 9/11 sites. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, New York City's oldest standing church served as a respite for rescue workers and a place of prayer and support for residents who gathered for news of loved ones.
Take a look at personal memorabilia and photographs that still hang inside the church, and then follow your guide to the National September 11 Memorial. See landmarks such as Brookfield Place (aka the World Financial Center), and gain a deeper understanding of the horrific events as you listen to firsthand stories from your guide.
Visit the Fireman's Memorial, and explore the site where the World Trade Center once stood. At the 9/11 Memorial's twin reflecting pools, built in the footprints of the former Twin Towers, you’ll find the names of nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks inscribed in surrounding panels.
The guided portion of your tour ends at the memorial. If you've selected the upgrade, make your own way to the One World Observatory, which opened in 2015 at the top of One World Trade Center.
One World Observatory admission:With a pre-reserved ticket, you won’t have to wait in line, so head straight up to the One World Observatory. Board a Sky Pod elevator to ascend 102 floors in less than 60 seconds, and watch a brief video that dramatically reveals New York City in three dimensions. On the 100th floor, look out panoramic windows from a height of 1,250 feet (365 meters), and step into the Sky Portal, a 14-foot-wide (4-meter) disc in the floor that showcases city streets below in live HD. Then experience City Pulse, an interactive ‘concierge’ that shares stories of the city, its landmarks and neighborhoods via state-of-the-art technology.
On the 101st floor you'll find a bar, cafe and fine dining. You may stay at the observatory for as long as you'd like to soak up the 360-degree views of the Big Apple.

Inclusions for 9-11 Memorial And Ground Zero Walking Tour With Optional One World Observatory Entrance

  • Guide with personal connection to 9/11
  • One World Observatory entrance (if option selected at time of booking)

Exclusions for 9-11 Memorial And Ground Zero Walking Tour With Optional One World Observatory Entrance

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Tour is wheelchair accessible

Please dress appropriately and bring layers in case of cold weather

One World Observatory entrance is NOT included unless option is selected at time of booking

Children 5 and under free with paid adult ticket

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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70 reviews by the users

  • Very though provoking tour with very knowledgable guides. Highly recommended

  • You have to do this tour. Needs no comments as you know what it is about.
    One World is amazing and go to the bar for a cocktail 106 floors up ! Only drink higher is an aeroplane!

  • Very informed speaker. Worth every penny. Wished I had more time to see more.

  • Very nice walking tour! Perfect in length and a safe area to walk. Our guide did a nice job...a little more detail was needed. Ground Zero is amazing along with One World Observatory! I would recommend this tour!

  • It was great, we really liked the tour guide. While the entrance to the Observatory was not priority, it wasn't necessary, It is one straight elevator to the top and it was pretty smooth. The memorial pools is a must see, both impressive and touching.

  • Wow! Our guide, Fred, is a wealth of information on this sad and tragic event in the life of the great United Sees of America. This tour covers Ground Zero effectively and one wishes for more time to explore and discuss. The One World Observatory is also worth a visit as you can spend a lot of time trying to identify the landscape. There is an ongoing lecture in one part of the Observatory about NYC and its environs. All in all a great tour.

  • if you know the history...do it on your own.

  • Excellent guide, great tour!

  • Every aspect of the building of this memorial has significance. We got way more out of the site from our knowledgable tour guide that we would have on our own. She was very friendly and accommodating as well.

  • Amy was our guild for this trip and she was lovely full of interesting and moving information bringing a tear to my eyes every time we stopped. I never expected this trip to be fun but it is a must if you go to New York. Amy told us things we never even would of known walking around on our own. The chapel was moving, the fire station made me cry, and all the names of the people that dead on that terrible day was so sad. I went to ground zero the year after 911 when there were just wholes in the ground. New York have respectablely brought this area to life again. Thank you Amy for the tour and thank you for your interesting stories of that terrible day.

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