Visit The 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel, The Fireman’s Memorial, and The Oculus on this walking tour of the World Trade Center Area and Ground Zero. See other beautiful memorials in the area and learn about the symbolism and meaning of the reconstruction at the World Trade Center, gaining insight into the area with a local knowledgeable guide. Each guest gets a personal headset to hear the guide speaking live.
Visit the World Trade Center area starting at St. Paul's Chapel which stands just a block away from the site of ground zero, yet miraculously survived the terrible attacks of September 11th. You'll learn about its history and the important role that the chapel played in the aftermath of the attacks, serving as the base of operations for rescue & recovery workers and the volunteers that worked at ground zero in the months that followed.
From St. Paul's you'll make your way around the World Trade Center, see the reconstruction and learn of the meaning and significane of your surroundings. From the careful, thoughtful design of the 9/11 Memmorial Pools to the architecturial masterpiece that is the new World Trade Center complex, each of the buildings have symbolic purpose. These are brought to life through the skill and vision of the architects' use of light, shapes and reflections incorporating them into part of the 9/11 Memorial that they surround.
Your guide will show you the other beautiiful and equally important memorials that have been constructed nearby, like the 9/11 Cross, The 11 Tears Memorial (construted by American Express Corporation to honor the employees they lost on that day) and The Fireman's Memorial. Go inside The Oculus, a 4 billion dollar structure and the centerpiece of the new World Trade Center, which like everything else in the area has a symbolic design and purpose which your knowledgeable guide will fully explain.
On this visit you'll get a look at the World Trade Center past and present and you'll see details in the buildings that you otherwise wouldn't even think to look for on your own, making this the most in-depth and insightful visit to the World Trade Center.
Does NOT include entry to 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory unless chosen at time of booking.
Duration of the walking tour only is approximately 2 hours. If you choose entry to the 9/11 Museum or 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 and approximately 2 hours for a visit to the 9/11 Museum. Both visits to the 9/11 Museum and One World Observatory are self-guided, the guide does not enter the museum or observatory with you. Guests entering either the museum or observatory will be required to pass through a security screening so please do not bring any dangerous or questionable items.