Visit the 9/11 memorials and gain a different perspective and appreciation of the view from New York's tallest building.
*Save 10% on Standard Admission Tickets for your visit to One World Observatory when you book this 2-hour walking tour of the World Trade Center area that will compliment your visit to the observatory.
Begin your visit at St. Paul's Chapel, one of the oldest buildings in New York City. Your guide will tell you all about its history and the role that it played in the months following September 11th, after miraculously surviving the collapse of the twin towers just across the street from the chapel.
When you leave the chapel you'll begin a journey around the World Trade Center, with the opportunity to see some of the memorials that have been constructed around the site. Visit The 9/11 Cross, The 11 Tears Memorial, The Fireman's Memorial, America's Response Monument and of course you'll visit the 9/11 Memorial Pools.
Go inside the The Oculus, a brand new 4 billion dollar structure that houses a mall and transportation center in Lower Manhattan, and your guide will show you how all of the new buildings at the World Trade Center were symbolically designed. You'll see how the architects used light, shapes and angles to create reflections and other visual elements, keeping the focus on the 9/11 Memorial that they surround and you'll learn why that was their goal.
At the end of the tour, your guide will show you to the entrance of One World Observatory where you'll board the "skypod" elevators and ascend 102 stories in under a minute. When you gaze out from the observatory at the surrounding area and buildings of the World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial below, you'll have a unique perspective and greater appreciation of this beautiful view.
Does NOT Include Entry to The 9/11 Museum
Duration of the walking tour only is approximately 2 hours. One World Observatory admission follows the 2-hour walking tour. Guests should allow an additional 1.5 hours for the visit to One World Observatory. One World Observatory visit is self-guided. The guide does not enter the observatory with the group. Guests entering the observatory will be required to pass through a security screening so please do not bring any dangerous or questionable items.