Guided tour

Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial Tour & Optional 9/11 Museum Entry

Activity provider: 911 Ground Zero Tour

Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial Tour & Optional 9/11 Museum Entry

Activity provider: 911 Ground Zero Tour

From US$ 39 per person

Visit Ground Zero, the 9/11 Memorial, and other historic locations as you hear stories of tragedy, heroism, and hope from guides with a personal connection to the events. Purchase the option with 9/11 Museum entry to see artifacts preserved from this day.

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Duration 1.5 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Go on a certified guided tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial (with upgrade option for the 9/11 Museum entrance)
  • Gain a unique perspective of this tragedy from guides who have a personal connection to the events of 9/11
  • Hear stories of tragedy and heroism, and get a deeper understanding of the tragic events
  • Experience an exclusive, skip-the-line access to the 9/11 Museum
Full description

In remembrance of 9/11, this walking tour guides you through the former site of the World Trade Center. The tour is guided by New Yorkers who have a personal connection to 9/11. On this tour, you will explore Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center. Visit St. Paul’s Chapel, a makeshift rescue center and tribute to the victims of one of history's darkest days. Hear the stories of the emergency services at the Firefighter’s 9/11 Memorial, and see the Engine and Ladder Company 10/10, the fire station of Ground Zero. If you select the 9/11 Museum entry option, your tour will include timed entry tickets to minimize waiting times. The entry time will be scheduled for the end of your tour, but the entry time may vary depending on the day's availability. 

Please note that this is not a guided visit. Visitors can explore the exhibitions at their own pace and take time to honor the memory of those who perished. The 9/11 Museum contains artifacts from the events of 9/11 and you can also listen to recordings from people who were there on that day.

Includes
  • English-speaking tour guide, with personal connection to 9/11
  • 9/11 Museum Entry (if option selected)
  • Exclusive skip the line access at the 9/11 Museum
  • Tour concierge present at the meeting point for an easier check-in process
  • Gratuities
  • 9/11 Museum entry (unless option selected)

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Please meet the tour concierge outside St. Paul's Chapel on 209 Broadway (between Fulton & Vesey Streets). They will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and they will be holding an orange flag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Activity Policies:
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Just tell the guide your name, there's no need to print out the ticket.
  • Activity takes place rain or shine: The tour runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability) or offered a refund.
  • Activity takes place outdoors: Dress appropriately for the weather - downtown Manhattan is particularly windy.
  • Entrance into National 9/11 Memorial requires airport type security check-in. Do not bring anything you can't bring onto an airplane.
  • Please note: The 10:30 tour is wheelchair accessible.
  • Please note, if you have booked the 2:00 PM guided tour with museum access, your museum visit will be limited to 90 minutes due to the museum's 5:00 PM closing times
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 581 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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I have visited this site 5 times, each time at different stages of its development. The memorial is very fitting for those that lost their lives in this truly awful terrorist attack. I enjoyed listening to the story of the architect that designed the mirror pools and the meaning behind how the names were displayed. Also very touching hearing about the white roses. The visit round the museum was very emotional, even after all this time I am still in disbelief that something so horrific and tragic could have happened. Our guide was amazing and very brave to relive his story regularly on his tour. Well done Daniel.

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December 8, 2022

We can really recommend the tour. Very well organised and not too much walking. Our guide Jim Quinn was excellent. Really passionate about the whole story. The horrific tragedy of 9/11 and the heroic, spirited recovery that has followed. His personal recollections of the day were evocative and his recounting of various tales of the day itself were powerfully emotional. One last piece of advice. Go for the add on museum entry ticket rather than buy separately. We made that mistake and had to queue for an extra hour. Martin & Lizzie. Nottingham England

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November 26, 2022

The Guide was fantastic and knowledgeable. I learned so much during the tour. I do recommend that if you do the tour and plan to visit the museum that you attend the 10:30 tour and then take a short break before going to the museum. The museum was so well designed to respect to the victims while also presenting the timeline of events. But doing the tour and museum back to back without a break was emotionally heavy. You do need at least 2 hours for the museum.t

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October 7, 2022

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