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  • 9/11 Tour & All Access: 9/11 Memorial, Museum & Observatory

    1. 9/11 Tour & All Access: 9/11 Memorial, Museum & 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. It became a makeshift rescue center in the aftermath and its iron fence became a bulletin board where family members posted notices of their missing loved ones. 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. Finally, enter the 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives. See the Reflecting Absence Mem...

    Excellent guide, he was great. We saw a lot more than we could have on our own, Everything was so interesting and well guided. We were disappointed that the tower portion of the tour was cancelled but that was beyond the tour’s control an we were exhausted anyway so that was no real problem. I would do this tour anytime and would strongly recommend It to anyone.

  • 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, where the tragic events of 9/11 took place. 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 scheduled for the end of your tour, but the entry time may vary depending on the day's availability. Please note that...

    Tour guide was knowledgeable and kept our group engaged with the tour components. He included his personal firsthand experiences and memories from that horrific day which further enhanced the tour experience. The allotted time for the guided tour was just right leaving us time to go inside the actual museum at the end of the guided tour.

  • New York City: 9/11 Memorial Tour

    3. 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. En...

    Guide gave information you would never know if you went on your own. The stories and details of 911 were so engaging.

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

    4. New York: 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 footprin...

    We have take many tours over the years and this bar none was the absolute best experience we have had with a group tour. The guide, Alice, was exceptional.

  • NYC: One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour

    5. NYC: One World Observatory and World Trade Center Tour

    Your 2-hour tour begins at St. Peter’s Church, where families and friends came to pray, offer support, and await news in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. See the hand-drawn cards and memorials, personal memorabilia, and photographs that are still hanging here. Continue on to sites you may have missed if you were visiting on your own. With a local guide leading the way, you’ll see special spots away from the major landmarks. At the 9/11 Memorial, your guide will show you the Twin Reflecting Pools, built in the footprints of the World Trade Center and engraved with the names of every victim. Hear about the staff who place a single rose on the name of each victim on their birthday. Visit the Fireman’s Memorial to pay tribute to those brave men and women who worked around the clock after the attacks. See the Survivor’s Tree, a single tree which miraculously survived the attack...

    Our guide Katherine was outstanding. She shared her personal story and really made it very memorable!

  • New York: 9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero & Optional Museum Entry

    6. New York: 9/11 Memorial, Ground Zero & Optional Museum Entry

    Visit the site of the World Trade Center on a poignant walking tour of the monuments and memorials to those who perished and survived the terrible events of September 11, 2001. Start at St. Paul's Chapel, and learn about the important role it played in the aftermath of the attacks. Go to 9/11 Memorial Plaza and pause for reflection at the memorial pools. Get detailed descriptions from your guide about each monument, from the design of the pools to the architecture of the new World Trade Center and its symbolic use of materials, light and reflection.   Pay your respects at the Fireman's Memorial and American Express 11 Tears Memorial, often missed by those who visit on their own. Get an up-close look at the reconstruction of the site as you visit Brookfield Place and see The Oculus, the 4-billion dollar centerpiece of the new World Trade Center transportation hub. Following the walking...

    Our guide Jim was very informative. Being into history for many years I found the guided tour very interesting. They did a fantastic job on the World Trade Center site. I can’t say enough about the time we shared on that tour. Thank you Jim

  • 9/11 Memorial Tour with Optional One World Observatory Entry

    7. 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.

    Had a wonderful time with Bonnie. She was a delightful guide and made our trip fun and informative. I would recommend her to anyone!

  • New York City: Private 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Tour

    8. New York City: Private 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Tour

    Begin your 1.5-hour tour at St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest public building in New York City still in continuous use. This church survived the 9/11 attacks despite being a block away from the World Trade Center. It became a makeshift rescue center and family members posted notices of their missing loved ones on its iron fence. Hear about the heroism of 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. Visit the 9/11 Memorial, and see the Reflecting Absence Memorial – a waterfall symbolizing the vast void left by the tragedy. See the new Freedom Towers and World Trade Center rise from the ground.

  • New York: Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

    9. New York: Statue of Liberty and One World Observatory

    Get the best of the “Big Apple” with a combined, 2-part tour of two of New York’s main attractions. Start your day at Battery Park, where priority boarding will get you on one of the 1st ferries of the day to leave for Liberty Island. Marvel at the views of New York City as you sail across the harbor. On arrival at Liberty Island, enjoy a tour of the Statue of Liberty. Re-board the ferry to cross to Ellis Island, and learn about the immigration process that 12 million new arrivals to the New World underwent. Walk the Stairs of Separation, and get a feel for how it must have felt for lovers and families as they awaited their fate and new life in the “Land of the Free.” Break for lunch, before your afternoon tour of the 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory. Go to the heart of the terrible tragedy of 11 September 2001, and learn how the city rebuilt itself, bigger, better and stronger...

  • Private Tour: 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero

    10. 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 Freedom Tower at the heart of the rebuilt complex. If you choose the option with 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.

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What people are saying about St. Paul's Chapel

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 2,170 reviews

Excellent guide, he was great. We saw a lot more than we could have on our own, Everything was so interesting and well guided. We were disappointed that the tower portion of the tour was cancelled but that was beyond the tour’s control an we were exhausted anyway so that was no real problem. I would do this tour anytime and would strongly recommend It to anyone.

Tour guide was knowledgeable and kept our group engaged with the tour components. He included his personal firsthand experiences and memories from that horrific day which further enhanced the tour experience. The allotted time for the guided tour was just right leaving us time to go inside the actual museum at the end of the guided tour.

Guide gave information you would never know if you went on your own. The stories and details of 911 were so engaging.

Our guide Katherine was outstanding. She shared her personal story and really made it very memorable!

It was a wonderful tour our tour guide did an excellent job