- Discover a mix of famous and lesser-known memorials near the September 11th site
- Pre-reserved admission to One World Trade Center Observatory guarantees admission
- A guide tells you stories you wouldn't hear if exploring on your own
- Tour ends in the early evening with enough time to still grab dinner (own expense)
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Departure & Return
Address: St. Peter's Church at the intersection of Barclay and Church Street Directions: • The tour meets in front of St Peters Church, at the intersection of Barclay and Church Street • Arriving by taxi: tell driver to drop you at the intersection of Barclay and Church Street • Arriving by Subway: 2/3/4/5 Wall St Station; 1/R Rector St Station
The tour will end at the One World Trade Center Observatory after your guide provides your admission and prepares you for your visit inside. The address of the Observatory is 1 World Trade Center, on Vesey St and West St.
What To Expect
Hear a range of stories about the New York locals and victims who came to St. Paul’s to pray and gather news in the hours that followed the immediate attack. You also get to view some of the many pieces of personal memorabilia, photos, cards and hand-drawn imagery left by visitors as a tribute to the attack victims.
Continue your 9/11 visit by heading to the American Express 11 Tears Memorial, a lesser-known landmark not typically seen by site visitors. The memorial is a moving tribute to the 11 employees of this financial firm who lost their lives on September 11th.
Head next to the Twin Reflecting Pools, built into the foundation sites where the Twin Towers once stood. You also celebrate the brave firefighters who lost their lives at the Fireman’s Memorial and view the Survivor’s Tree.
Finish your September 11th-themed excursion by heading to the top of One World Trade Center. Enjoy pre-reserved admission that guarantees entrance regardless of long lines, plus an independent visit to this observatory in the clouds.
Cap off the experience by marveling at the sky-high views of the city from this panoramic viewing site. Your excursion finishes here.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Tour will run in English ONLY
- Please note you will need to pass through airport-style security to enter One World Observatory, and unavoidable lines can build up as people pass through security. Certain items are not permitted in the Observatory and such items will be confiscated and will not be returned. Please refer to One World Observatory's guidelines on specific prohibited items
- Only bags/backpacks/packages no larger than 16 inches high by 18 inches long will be permitted. There are no lockers or storage facilities at this venue
- No food or beverages may be brought into One World Observatory
- Observatory entry is at 5pm. Average length of visit is 1 hour
- St. Paul's Chapel is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays for renovations for the foreseeable future and may also be closed on other dates. On the days when St. Paul's Chapel is closed, tour the grounds and substitute the inside visit for additional sites important to the events of 9/11 but not normally covered on the tour
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- COVID UPDATE. Effective August 30, 2021, proof of Covid-19 vaccination (over the age of 12) is required to enter the One World Observatory. All those entering (over the age of 18) must provide photo I.D. matching the name on the vaccination record. For full requirements, please check the NYC Government website.
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
- OPERATED BY Take Walks New York by Walks
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience