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Private Tour: 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero

Product ID: 143256
Take a poignant tour of the World Trade Center site where the tragic events of September 11, 2001 took place. Pause for reflection at the 9/11 memorial pools, and skip the long lines to the One World Observatory for panoramic views of New York.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hear moving stories about the tragic events of 9/11 from a guide who was there
  • Pause for reflection at Ground Zero and see the memorial pools
  • Skip the long lines to the One World Observatory (if upgrade chosen)
Full description
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.
  • Guided tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial Pools
  • Skip-the-line access to One World Observatory if upgrade chosen
What’s Not Included
  • Ticket for the 9/11 Museum. Please note this is different from the 9/11 Memorial
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Pick-up and drop off service

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of Starbucks at 24 State Street, across from Battery Park. Please note that 24 State Street is also known as "One Battery Park Plaza." Your guide will be wearing a yellow uniform and will meet you on the plaza outside Starbucks. Do not enter Battery Park or go to the Statue of Liberty ticket booth, as they do not have your tickets. If taking the subway to the meeting point, take the R train to Whitehall Street Station, the number 4 or 5 train to Bowling Green Station, or the 1 train to South Ferry Station.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
This tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress accordingly.

This tour departs on time and does not wait for late arrivals. No refunds will be provided for missed tours due to late arrival.

One World Observatory tickets are issued for a specific date and time and cannot be used at any other time if upgrade is chosen.
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From US$ 165 US$ 132 per person

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Our guide was a very nice gentleman. However, we spent most of the time in Battery Park and walking up to the 9-11 Memorial. He was very knowledgeable about New York City in General, but once we got to the Memorial the tour and narrative just sort of stopped. No personal insights or really much to say about it. He didn't take us to the church that survived the attack. So, for $160 EACH, we could have done this ourselves. I feel like we were 'had'. I don't know if there's any recourse for a partial refund. I do think that if you check online you can probably find a self-guided tour for free. We were super disappointed.

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Product ID: 143256