9/11 Museum Walking tours

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NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum Tour with One World Observatory

1. NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum Tour with One World Observatory

Remember the terrible events of 11 September 2001 on a 9/11 walking tour and journey through the former World Trade Center in New York. Guided by New Yorkers with a personal connection to 9/11, the tour includes personal anecdotes and touching stories of tragedy and heroism. Meet at St. Paul's Chapel to see the church that miraculously survived the falling buildings and debris, despite being only a block away from the World Trade Center. Learn how it became a makeshift rescue center and its iron fence a bulletin board. Hear heroic stories of the emergency responders at the Firefighter's 9/11 Memorial Wall, and see the Engine and Ladder Company 10/10, the fire station at Ground Zero. Enter the 9/11 Memorial and see the Reflecting Absence Memorial, a man-made waterfall symbolizing the vast void left by the tragedy. Look at the names of the nearly 3,000 victims placed around the waterfall next to their friends, family members, and colleagues. See the new Freedom Towers and World Trade Center rising from the ground. Stay as long as you wish at this beautiful 8-acre oasis. Make use of timed entry tickets at the 9/11 Museum and One World Observatory. Once inside, you are free to explore at your own pace as your guide will not accompany you here. See artifacts from the events of 9/11, and hear recordings from people who were there on the day. Take a stroll to the Observatory to marvel at its engineering and architecture. Head to the lobby of Freedom Tower for the "Voices" documentary dedicated to the men and women of the World Trade Center. Then take the "Sky Pod" elevator, and ascend 1,250 feet in 60 seconds. Once there, see the See Forever Theater on floor 102, before accessing the main observation deck on the 100th. Enjoy immersive LED displays, interactive touchscreen videos, and dining options, as well as the view of the iconic Manhattan skyline.

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

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

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.

New York City: 9/11 Memorial Tour and Museum Ticket

3. New York City: 9/11 Memorial Tour and Museum Ticket

Explore the tragic events of 11 September 2001 from a local perspective on a 2-hour tour of all the sites of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. Visit Ground Zero to get a deeper understanding of how 9/11 impacted the city and the world, and the long struggle New York went through to move forward. Tour in small groups for a level of intimacy and peace fitting for such a visit. Local guides provide a more personal feel, giving the 9/11 Memorial and its surrounds a human context. Meet at St. Peter’s Church to learn how people gathered there awaiting news of their loved ones, and to mourn, pray and offer support. See poignant handmade memorials that are a constant reminder that 9/11 was a crippling personal tragedy for thousands of New Yorkers, as well as a global event. Next go to Ground Zero to see the stunning 9/11 Memorial Pools, built in the footprint of the twin towers. Read the inscriptions of all the names of those who perished there. Your guide will give a more personal account of the tragedy, taking you to Fireman’s Memorial and the Survivor Tree. Hear incredible stories of courage and loss that unfolded right where you stand. End with a self-guided tour of the 9/11 Museum with a pre-reserved ticket which provides space for your own thoughts as you look at items salvaged from the wreckage, and read harrowing personal stories.

9/11 Memorial Tour with Optional One World Observatory Entry

4. 9/11 Memorial Tour with Optional One World Observatory Entry

Pay your respects to the heroes of 9/11 with a visit to St. Paul's Chapel, where emergency rescue centers were set up immediately after the September 11 attacks.  Pause to reflect at the 9/11 Memorial Pools, built on the site of the former World Trade Center and see the names of the 2,983 men, women and children killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. Learn about Freedom Tower at the heart of the rebuilt complex. Then, skip the ticket lines to the One World Observatory and take the Sky Pod elevator to the 102nd floor in 60 seconds. Get breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building and more.

NYC: Ground Zero Walking Tour and 9/11 Museum Ticket

5. NYC: Ground Zero Walking Tour and 9/11 Museum Ticket

Take a 2-hour guided tour of the World Trade Center Complex and learn about the events of September 11, 2001. This tour is a celebration honoring the heroes and the survivors of “Stairwell B” and the actions they took during the attacks on September 11, 2001. Follow the path taken by these First Responders and learn how they withstood the collapse of a 110-story tower, while still inside it. By using historical photos of September 11th, this tour will chronicle the events of that day. Be astonished by the bravery of New York City’s firefighters. Discover how the “Angel of Stairwell B” helped save a team of firefighters and the miracle of the “9/11 surfer”, who rode down with 88 stories of imploding debris. Hear engaging stories from your tour guide using numerous posters to make these events come to life. This tour ends at the Memorial Plaza, where you will learn how the new World Trade Center Complex was designed and constructed. This is the definitive tour of Ground Zero featuring the heroes and survivors of September 11th. Tickets into the National 9/11 Memorial Museum are included.

New York City: 9/11 Memorial Tour

6. New York City: 9/11 Memorial Tour

These special 90-minute tours of the 9/11 Memorial are guided by New Yorkers who have a personal connection to that tragic day. Hear their personal stories and the touching recounts of tragedy and heroism of many other everyday citizens. The tour begins at St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest public building in New York City in continuous use. This church miraculously survived the falling buildings and debris from the 9/11 attacks despite it being only a block away. It became a makeshift rescue center during the aftermath and 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, the church serves as a tribute site. You’ll hear about the heroic emergency responders at the Firefighter's 9/11 Memorial Wall, and see Engine and Ladder Company 10/10, the fire station at Ground Zero. Enter the 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center. See the Reflecting Absence Memorial, the largest manmade waterfall inside the 9/11 Memorial, symbolizing the vast void left by the tragedy. Learn how the names of the nearly 3,000 victims were placed around the waterfall next to their friends, family members, and colleagues. See the new One World Trade Center rise from the ground in this beautiful 8-acre green city oasis. As the tour portion ends, your guide will give you your optional timed admission tickets for the One World Observatory if the option is selected. Step onto a panoramic observation deck that is a marvel of engineering and architecture. The program begins in the lobby of the One World Trade Center with Voices, a film dedicated to the men and women of the World Trade Towers and the new One World Trade Center. You will then take the Sky Pod elevator and rise 1,250 feet above ground in 60 seconds. The Observation Deck begins on the 102nd floor with the See Forever Theater and moves down to the 100th floor, where the main observation deck is located. Immersive LED displays, interactive touch screen videos, and dining options mean there's plenty to do, but the true draw is the view, from hundreds of feet above the skyline stretching across all of Manhattan.

NYC: 9/11 Memorial and Financial District Walking Tour

7. NYC: 9/11 Memorial and Financial District Walking Tour

Explore Manhattan’s oldest district on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour through some of the city’s most famous sights. With your professional, local NY guide, you’ll venture through the famed Financial District, including Wall Street, and end up at the peaceful and hauntingly beautiful 9/11 Memorial plaza.   Meander the Financial District’s narrow, bustling streets where you'll check out the former Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, the iconic New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve Bank, and more historical sights. You’ll also pass by one of NYC’s most popular and beloved statues: the Charging Bull, a symbol of financial might. The tour culminates with a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, former site of "Ground Zero.” Witness the memorial reflecting pools that occupy the footprints of each of the former Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Gain insight into what it was like to live through the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and its aftermath, while learning about many unsung heroes and acts of selflessness.   Other highlights of this comprehensive tour include the beautiful Trinity Church and cemetery, including the final resting place of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton; St. Paul’s Chapel; and views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

NYC: Ground Zero Child-Friendly Tour with 9/11 Museum Ticket

8. NYC: Ground Zero Child-Friendly Tour with 9/11 Museum Ticket

With this private family tour you will have the opportunity to explore the site of Ground Zero. At the end of the tour your guide will give you your skip-the-line ticket to the 9/11 Memorial. The tour is for people of any age and provides an encounter with the history of the attacks of September 11, 2001, a tour known to illicit strong emotions. These emotions can intensify when both children and adults feel they do not have a complete understanding of what happened, making it more difficult to make sense of this history. Parents and children commonly have many questions about such a significant event, questions that encourage them to make observations. Your personal guide will be there and available to provide more information and try to answer these questions with basic facts and point you to reliable sources. During this tour your guide will offer children a safe space to share their memories, beliefs, and questions. Actively listen to their thoughts and encourage respectful conversation and debate.

Private Tour: 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero

9. Private Tour: 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero

Pay your respects to the heroes of 9/11 with a visit to St. Paul's Chapel, where emergency rescue centers were set up immediately after the September 11 attacks.  Pause to reflect at the 9/11 Memorial Pools, built on the site of the former World Trade Center, and see the names of the 2,983 men, women, and children killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. Learn about the One World Trade Center (formerly Freedom Tower) at the heart of the rebuilt complex. If you choose the option with the One World Trade Observation deck, skip-the-lines and take the Sky Pod elevator to the 102nd floor in 60 seconds. Get breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, and more.

New York City: Wall Street and 9/11 Memorial Walking Tour

10. New York City: Wall Street and 9/11 Memorial Walking Tour

Take part in an insightful educational experience at Ground Zero and Wall Street. Your local guide will teach you about both of these sites from a New Yorker's perspective, showing you all the financial district landmarks and reminiscing on the tragic events of 9/11. Take this opportunity to learn more about the 9/11 terrorist attack that moved people all over the world. Visit the memorial that's currently held at the site of the events and pay your respects to the victims and community heroes of the attacks. Get to know the financial district, commonly known as Wall Street. Listen to all of the area's key historic facts from your guide and come up close with some of the most relevant buildings and landmarks.

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What people are saying about 9/11 Museum

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

Rob does a great job on this tour. He is informative and respectful of the site. He brings it to life by his personal experiences at the time of this tragedy. We came away enlightened and proud of humanity especially the first responders.

Jim, our guide was very knowledgeable about all the events around 9/11. As a former history teacher, I was fairly up on the events, but I still learned a lot from him.

A great tour thank you. Very moving and very informative. Our tour guide was Jim and he was brilliant. Thanks so much.

A very moving experience as well as interesting information about the area