Guided tour

9/11 Memorial & World Trade Center: Tour with One World Observatory Ticket

9/11 Memorial & World Trade Center: Tour with One World Observatory Ticket

From $69 per person

Join a guided walking tour of the site in New York where the tragic events of 9/11 took place. See the 9/11 Memorial, and receive timed admission tickets for the One World Observatory.

About this activity

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Duration options: 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Highlights
  • Take a tour of the 9/11 Memorial with a New Yorker
  • Hear stories of tragedy and heroism
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what occurred that day
  • Visit the One World Observatory for views of the NYC skyline
Full description
Your tour of the 9/11 Memorial will be guided by a New Yorker who has a personal connection to that tragic day. Hear their personal stories and touching accounts of tragedy and heroism of many other everyday citizens. The tour begins at St. Paul's Chapel, which miraculously survived the falling buildings and debris from the 9/11 attacks despite it being only a block away. 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. Next, enter the 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives. See the Reflecting Absence Memorial, the largest manmade waterfall. Learn how the names of the nearly 3,000 victims were placed around the waterfall next to their friends, family members, and colleagues.  Your guide will then give you your timed admission tickets for the One World Observatory, 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. On the the main observation deck, experience immersive LED displays, interactive touch-screen videos, and dining options. But the true draw is the spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline.
Includes
  • 9/11 Memorial guided tour
  • Access to 9/11 Memorial
  • Access to One World Observatory
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    Meet your tour concierge outside St. Paul's Chapel at 209 Broadway (between Fulton & Vesey streets). They will be there 15 minutes before the tour starts and will be holding an orange flag.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Tours operate rain or shine.
    • All visitors to the the 9/11 Memorial and One World Observatory must pass through airport-style security, during high season the waiting time may be up to 20 minutes.
    • Your tickets for the One World Observatory are issued for a specific date and time and cannot be used at any other time. You will receive them from your guide during the tour. The guide will not accompany you inside.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 667 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Service
      4.7/5
    • Organization
      4.7/5
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    This is the most amazing tour I’ve ever been on. Seeing and hearing first hand what the people of New York City went through during 911 was packed with such emotion. I highly suggest this tour. As emotional as it was, going into the Freedom Tower Observatory was so incredible

    January 1, 2020

    This tour filled in all the blanks and littel know facts about 9/11 and the aftermath. Hal was great, a New Yorker who could relate a true locals perspective. The tour covered all the major components and some the not so obvioucs ones as well as explaining their signifucance. An excellent tour and guide.

    December 27, 2019

    I very much enjoyed my tour with our guide Julia Izumi. She was very knowledgeable and informative about the events of 9/11. Not just the attack but the building up of the area after the attack. Also the knowledgeable of the Twin towers themselves but also 1 World trade. I like also that she got personal about the attack.

    December 25, 2019

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    Product ID: 57882

    VA ID: 392977