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9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket

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icon2 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

In remembrance of the events that took place on September 11, 2001, take this 1.5-hour walking tour of Ground Zero and the National September 11 Memorial. Walk through the space of the former World Trade Center in New York City. A certified guide with a personal connection to the events of that day shares stories of tragedy and heroism. Get a deeper understanding of the events that took place here. Upgrade to add entry into the National September 11 Museum.
  • Take a guided walking tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial
  • Hear first-hand stories of 9/11 from your guide
  • Guarantee your place on the tour by pre-booking
  • Optional upgrade to add admission to the 9/11 Museum
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Narrated walking tour
Professional, local guide with a personal connection to 9/11
Exclusive Skip the Line Access to the 911 Museum
9/11 Museum Entry (If Option Selected)
Guided visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero
Gratuities
209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA

Return Details

180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007, USA
This Ground Zero walking tour begins at St Paul's Chapel, aka the Little Chapel That Stood. St Paul’s is the oldest public building in New York City that’s still actively used. This church somehow survived the falling debris from the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center despite being only one block away from the melee. It became a kind of rescue center during the aftermath of the tragedy, and the iron fence that surrounds it became a place for family members to post notices about their missing loved ones.

As the tour continues, walk to the FDNY Memorial Wall and FDNY Ten House. Hear the heroic stories about the emergency responders on that day and see the fire station at Ground Zero.

Finally, enter the National September 11 Memorial, aka the 9/11 Memorial, a tribute of remembrance and honor to the almost 3,000 people who were killed on 9/11 — at the World Trade Center site, in the plane crash near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon — as well as the six people who were killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993.

There are twin reflecting pools at the very spots where the Twin Towers once stood. Look up and see One World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower.

There is an optional upgrade to include entry into the National September 11 Museum — 110,000 square feet of exhibit space located at the heart of the World Trade Center site. The museum tells the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of artifacts. The lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks are commemorated here.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Paul's Chapel
We will start the tour at St. Paul's Chapel, New York City’s oldest public building still in continuous use. Just one block away from the 9/11 attacks, it miraculously survived the falling building and debris. St. Paul’s Chapel served as a makeshift rescue center during the aftermath. Its iron fence became a bulletin board where family members posted notices of their missing loved ones. Today, with the mementos received from people around the world supporting New York City, the church serves as both a landmark and a tribute.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Oculus
The outside structure of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, is the subway entrance and extensive shopping center.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Enter the 911 Museum with exclusive skip the line access. Admission to the museum is only included if that option is selected.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please dress appropriately and bring layers in case of cold weather
  • 9/11 Museum admission is NOT included unless option is selected at time of booking
  • Children 5 and under free with paid adult ticket
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ExperienceFirst (formerly New York Tour1)

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you have the time, take the tour then visit the museum." See review
  • "Highly recommend this tour prior to visiting the museum as it will put everything into perspective by someone who lived through that day's events." See review
  • "Some walking outside but inside parts of the tour had escalators and elevators so dont feel you cannot take tour if you have a hard time climbing stairs like me" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Enlightening and sobering
Patricia_McDonald
, Apr 2021
Very interesting. Our guide Ryan was excellent, knowledgeable and very respectful of the horrors that had taken place there.
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star-5
Awesome experience
Jenny_M
, Apr 2021
The whole thing, the knowledge i was given was awesome. I have a much better appreciation and understanding now.
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star-1
Do not pay for this tour!
Ellen_F
, Apr 2021
Did not receive the tour, terrible organization. Not able to connect re their changed time request. Tried to phone, text and email to no avail.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Hello, This review has many falsehoods that have been claimed against us. We never received any emails, calls or messages from you. We in turn were attempting to contact you for many days leading up to the tour, as well as the day of, when our guide alerted us that they had checked everyone in. With the only exception being your party. I made a phone call to you as soon as our guide contacted us. Once again the call went to voicemail, as it did leading up to the day. We have someone active and online to answer calls or emails every day. Since you never got back in contact with us, we left the booking for our 2:00 PM time and even instructed our guide to speak with you if you arrived and checked in. This was done to cover all bases since we were not able to connect with you over the many days that we tried.
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star-5
We had Ryan as a tour...
Felica_K
, Mar 2021
We had Ryan as a tour guide and we think he did a great job and he was very informative. We arrived late and customer service gave perfect directions to were to meet, dealing with viator was great.
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star-5
The tour guide was excellent. We had a great time
Danielle_P
, Mar 2021
The 11 tears memorial was nice thing to see. The stories she told were good. We got a lot more out of this good than we would have if we went to the museum alone. I thought we knew most of the details of 911 but we learned a lot more of how the symbolism and the memories are integrated into the whole grounds. Also loved the story about the survivor tree.
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star-2
It was so so
Virginia_K
, Dec 2020
The museum was good. It was a rainy cold day for a walk your and the covid rerouting of the entrance was too far despite minimal people
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
We are glad this guest liked the Museum! Sorry they thought the tour was so,so. It was a very cold, windy and rainy day the the guide did everything he could to keep them comfortable, but they asked him to hurry through the tour. The COVID restrictions made bringing groups to the memorial grounds difficult and the guests left early.
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star-5
Worthwile tour and museum visit
Linlop
, Nov 2020
Very interesting to hear about some of the personal stories of people who lost their lives in the attacks. I didnt know more towers are scheduled to be built. The oculus was interesting. Very moving seeing some of the artifacts at the museum and the photos. Our tour guide Tony did a great job. I'm glad I went.
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star-5
Great but...
Matthew_S
, Nov 2020
Wish there was more info on how extent the tour was to better prepare. I was happy with all the information that I learned, but i wasn’t aware of all the things we would be learning.
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star-5
A sad moment in time.
Christine
, Nov 2020
It was a very emotional day. Informative from the moment the tour started. Our guide was awesome. You could feel the sadness in her voice. It was a Great tour throughout. Loved it.
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star-5
Very Good Tour
Kirk_B
, Oct 2020
I already knew a lot about 9/11 from years of documentaries and this tour still provided a lot of new information. Jared was a great tour guide who could answer all my questions and had a great personality. I highly recommend this tour!
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