One World Observatory Entry and 9/11 Memorial Tour
- Tour the World Trade Center area with a knowledgeable local guide
- Take in sights such as St. Paul's Chapel, Brookfield Place and The Oculus
- Visit the One World Observatory for spectacular area views
- See how the new buildings at the World Trade Center are designed to be part of the 9/11 Memorial
Visit St. Paul's Chapel, which played an important role in the months following September 11th. Your guide will discuss the events of September 11th and you’ll hear some personal stories about the people connected with that day.
Your guide will explain the rebuilding of the complex anchored by One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the western hemisphere, and you'll get to see and go inside the newest parts of the complex that have been completed and watch the next buildings rise before you. Your guide will show you how the architects designed the new World Trade Center buildings to be part of the 9/11 Memorial that stands at the center of it all. Visit other memorials in the area that you probably wouldn't come across on your own.
Just before reaching the 9/11 Memorial Plaza you’ll stop at the Fireman's Memorial, a 56-foot-long bronze plaque honoring New York's finest, who made the ultimate sacrifice on that day.
Stand beside the reflecting pools at the 9/11 Memorial, as your guide explains the meaning, symbolism, and deliberate design of everything from the memorial pools to the museum building and more.
Finally, the guide will show you to the entrance of One World Observatory where the guided portion of your tour ends. Enter the high-speed sky pod elevator that will take you up 102 stories in less than a minute.
- Live guide for the 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center area
- Skip-the-ticket-line admission to the One World Observatory Observation Deck
- Self-guided portion at the One World Observatory
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entry to the 9/11 Museum
Prepare for the activity
Behind St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway New York, NY 10007. Meet in the Churchyard near the bell. If the churchyard is closed for any reason please meet the guide on the corner of Broadway and Fulton Street.Open in Google Maps ⟶
The guided portion of the tour as described takes approximately 2 hours.
The self-guided visit of One World Observatory takes approximately 1.5 hours depending on your pace. The guide does not enter the observatory.
You will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the Observatory. During high season the wait at security can be up to 20 minutes