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9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-Line 9/11 Museum Entry

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$35

Gain a deeper understanding of the events surrounding the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the acts of heroism that rallied a nation on this 1.5 hour walking tour of Ground Zero. A certified guide with a personal connection to the events shares firsthand stories as you explore the site of the former World Trade Center and the National 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay tribute to the lives lost. Choose to upgrade and add on a ticket to the 9/11 Museum to see artifacts associated with that fateful day.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
- Please dress appropriately and bring layers in case of cold weather
- Tour is wheelchair accessible
- 9/11 Museum admission is NOT included unless option is selected at time of booking
- Children 5 and under free with paid adult ticket
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

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Stop At: St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway b/t Fulton Street & Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10007-2977

We will start the tour at St. Paul's Chapel, New York City’s oldest public building still in continuous use. Just one block away from the 9/11 attacks, it miraculously survived the falling building and debris. St. Paul’s Chapel served as a makeshift rescue center during the aftermath. 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 supporting New York City, the church serves as both a landmark and a tribute.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Oculus, 33-69 Vesey St World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10003

The outside structure of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, is the subway entrance and extensive shopping center.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089

Enter the 911 Museum with exclusive skip the line access. Admission to the museum is only included if that option is selected.

Duration: 2 hours

Departure:

Departure point:

209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA

Departure time:

Duration:

2 to 4 hours

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Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Thomas S

An excellent tour guided by Michele. We don't usually do guided tours but this was worth every penny. Michele's personal experience of that day was both emotional and educational at the same time. There was no way we would have known any of the fact that were communicated and we left with a better understanding of how the memorial was conceived and what it means to those who lost loved ones.

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Priscillal M

We had an amazing tour by "John" of the 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero surroundings. He provided so much information and touching stories of heroism and loss on that fateful day and the days, months and years following. We concluded the tour with a renewed respect for all the first responders and New Yorkers who found themselves caring for others. John shared his own personal experiences as well as those of so many. It is a powerful tour and not to be missed.

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Sandra M

We did this tour in July and it was wonderful! Our tour guide, Issa Best, was awesome and was very good with people. This is a sensitive subject for most people and he handled everyone with sympathy and understanding.

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Donna S

Nick was very friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and will recommend it to others.

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Barbara Z

Amy was great. She made sure everyone was engaged. She also took the time to make everyone could hear the information she shared.

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Rick G

A very sobering experience. So many memories shared by survivors. It’s good to see how the families of those who perished have had their wishes honoured

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James B

Great tour. Tour guides were nice and informative. The tour really puts you there. Some walking outside but inside parts of the tour had escalators and elevators so dont feel you cannot take tour if you have a hard time climbing stairs like me

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Cheryl C

Ryan was informative, friendly and organized. Would recommend him as a guide to everyone! I liked the personal stories he added to the description of the events of 9-11.

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Nabarun N

I didn't realize initially that this tour was only of the ground zero and nothing inside the museum. Most of the time our guide kept telling his personal story of where he was and what he was eating or what he was doing when the twin tower attack happened. That too, all this discussions happened quite far from actual ground zero spot, in St. Paul Cathedral where our tour started. Though the explanations were good, we found it had too much of the tour guide's personal account of the day, would have been better receiving more facts of what happened that the day at ground zero. We spent some time in the Occulus and the fire dept which was good to get the whole picture. Only good part of this tour was - we could enter the museum really quickly beating the long queues as we bypassed them with a fast lane operator entry.

On hindsight, what I found more valuable and precious was the 1 hour guided tour of the museum which was organised by the museum authorities exclusively. I did that tour after I went inside the museum and was very happy and emotional after the whole tour. I also spent enough time in the permanent special exhibits sections which you can do on your own pace. Those sections helped me go through the relics/remains of the aftermath and stuff collected on that day of the event. It also gave me a very clear idea and description (through video footage, phone playbacks and memorabilia) what went on during that day and in the next few days.

So, if you want to know more about ground zero and where the old twin towers stood, this tour gives you a fair idea about that. But for me, it was more valuable to do the guided tour of the museum inside and do the self guided tour of the special exhibits inside the museum to get to know better what happened on that day and the next few days after. So that's what you have to do if you are interested in the museum.

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Doug R

I want to start off by saying I don’t want to pretend for a second that I know what it could have been like to be here.. and I have nothing but love and respect for all involved. However our guide was very self serving, dramatic and talked more about his family than actual events. Also found some inconsistencies with his stories... made him less believable.


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9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-Line 9/11 Museum Entry
Overview:

Gain a deeper understanding of the events surrounding the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the acts of heroism that rallied a nation on this 1.5 hour walking tour of Ground Zero. A certified guide with a personal connection to the events shares firsthand stories as you explore the site of the former World Trade Center and the National 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay tribute to the lives lost. Choose to upgrade and add on a ticket to the 9/11 Museum to see artifacts associated with that fateful day.

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$35

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