This comprehensive visit of The World Trade Center with a private guide will give you insight into the World Trade Center - past, present and future. You'll visit The 9/11 Memorial, St. Paul's Chapel, The Fireman's Memorial, Brookfield Place and The Oculus. You'll also see some of the other beautiful memorials in the area that most visitors will miss on their own like The 9/11 Cross, 11 Tears Memorial, America's Response Monument and Fritz Koenig's Sphere all fully explained by your local, knowledgeable, private guide.
On this private guided tour, you will learn about the history of the World Trade Center. Beginning with its construction in 1967, learn about the horrific events of September 11th , the rescue, recovery and clean-up efforts that followed. You'll see and hear about the current stages of reconstruction, including the new buildings and the works of remembrance that have been installed in the area that now call the World Trade center home.
You’ll start at St. Paul’s Chapel, one of NYC’s oldest structures, which miraculously survived the attacks of September 11th and went on to play a critical role for the rescue and recovery workers at Ground Zero in the months that followed the attacks.
You’ll visit the Fireman’s Memorial, a giant bronze plaque that remembers the sacrifice of the FDNY. You’ll see a beautiful and striking memorial dedicated by American Express to the 11 employees they lost on September 11th.
Of course, you’ll visit 9/11 Memorial Plaza and visit the twin reflecting pools that serve as our national memorial to the victims of the terrible events that took place that day. Your guide will explain all of the details and symbolism that the artists used in creating the memorial. You'll also see Fritz Koenig's Sphere, designed by the sculptor to be a symbol of world peace which stood between the two buildings on September 11th yet somehow remained intact. Just one of the many symbols of resilience and resurgence it is back on the site, standing in the shadow of the new buildings at the World Trade Center .
Thanks to the brilliant vision of the complex's designer and the inspired work of the individual architects, the buildings are more than just beautiful modern skyscrapers, they are a part of the 9/11 memorial that stands at their center and your private guide will explain how the architects incorporated striking, thoughtful, and symbolic visual elements into their buildings to achieve that goal.
Visit the Oculus, a new 4 billion dollar structure with its own symbolic design, it is the center of NYC’s newest and 3rd largest transportation hub.
You can choose to end your tour outside on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza or add admission tickets for your group to visit the National September 11th Museum, the observation deck at One World Observatory, or you may choose to do both. Whatever you choose you’ll leave with a much deeper understanding of the World Trade Center.
Does NOT include admission to One World Observatory or 9/11 Museum unless chosen at booking.
This is a 2-hour walking tour of the area around the World Trade Center with a moderate amount of walking.
Adding admission to either the 9/11 Museum or Onew Worl Observatory will require guests to pass through a security screening. Entrance will follow the walking tour and guests will make a self-guided visit to either. The guide will not enter with your group. Please allow an additional 2 hours for the museum visit and an additional 1.5 hours for the observatory.