Lots of personal stories also made the tour come to life, saw a number of extra bits I wouldn’t have looked for. A very personable friendly guide I would recommend anyone coming to New York to specifically ask for her.
Small-Group 9/11 Memorial & World Trade Center Tour
Personal Headset Radio with Great Sound Quality
Knowledgeable Local Guides
Small Group Size
Visit 9/11 Memorials and Learn About the History of the World Trade Center
Immerse yourself in the history of the World Trade Center starting from the 1960s up to the present on a guided walking tour with a local, living in the city during the 9/11 attacks. Visit the memorials which commemorate the global tragedy of 9/11 and get a sense of the terrible event that took place here back in 2001. Not only will you be part of a small group, but your guide will also speak live into your personal radio headset, so you don’t miss key details.
Learn about the history of the World Trade Center starting from the 1960s
Go through the events of September 11th, the aftermath, and memorials
Discover the area's hidden secrets with the help of a guide
Learn about the regeneration of the area
Enjoy complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea
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Youth (4-12): $39.00
Under 4: free
St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway (in front of the chapel on Broadway)
Monday to Sunday, from March until December
- Bottled water, coffee, tea, and snacks
- A personal headset radio to hear the guide speaking live
- 9/11 Museum Admission
- One World Observatory Admission
What to bring
Comfortable shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen, and weather-appropriate clothing
An experienced, professional NYC local who can offer suggestions and recommendations for other things to do in NYC after your tour
- The walking tour covers approximately 3.5 miles, so guests should be able to stand or walk for long periods at a time
- The tour is wheelchair & stroller accessible
For those wishing to visit the 911 Memorial Museum after the tour, we suggest that guests book tickets in advance as they have a timed entry system and immediate entry may not be available following the tour.
What You'll Do
Sick of impersonal tours where you struggle to hear the guide? Our personal headset radios are your solution: they allow you to take in every live detail from the guide, even in noisy areas. We start the tour at the iconic St Paul’s Chapel which miraculously survived the tragedy of 2001. You will then visit a range of buildings that have risen from the ashes of “Ground Zero”, including Brookfield Place and the Oculus, the transportation hub that is helping to drive the economic resurgence of Lower Manhattan. Take a break and enjoy complimentary snacks and hot drinks. Your guide will then continue to the Fireman’s Memorial which remembers the sacrifice of the FDNY (Fire Department of The City of New York). You’ll then visit the 9/11 Memorial Plaza where your guide will explain the details and symbolism used by the artists in creating the design.
Learn not only about the past of this famous site but also its future and how the city is reconstructing. Discover the ideas behind the symbolic design of these new buildings and how they intend to shape the future of the area. Your local guide will tell you about the heroes and victims of 9/11 and share stories from that tragic day. We will end the tour at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, which guests can visit after the tour, a visit lasts between 1.5- 2 hours. Tickets are not included in the tour but there is an option to add the ticket to your order when booking the tour.
Your guides will point out sites that are easily missable for tourists, and make sure you catch all the hidden memorials and sites of interest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my tour be cancelled if it rains or the weather is bad?
Tours operate in all weather conditions so please check the weather and dress appropriately. Approximately 75-80% of the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center tour can be routed to take place inside during bad weather. In the unlikely event that tours are cancelled customers will be given the opportunity to rebook based on availability or receive a full refund.
What time should I arrive for my tour?
We ask guests to plan to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure. Earlier if possible. We recommend this just in case there are any travel difficulties like traffic or train delays.
Should I tip my guide?
Tipping is not mandatory but it is customary. For small group tours if you thought the guide did a great job and would like to tip them they will be very grateful.
Where is the meeting point for my tour?
The meeting point can be found on the tour details section of the tour page prior to booking and is also included on your confirmation voucher once you have booked your tour. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm meeting locations.
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Check Out What Our Guests Are Saying
Tim did an outstanding job of pointing out many sights related to 9/11. Well worth the price. Lots of information and recommendations for other things to see. Long live the survivor spirit of NYC.
We would never have been able to appreciate all that happened if we had just walked round by ourselves. One of the highlights of or stay in NY and recommended to everybody!!