Tour the 9/11 Memorial and learn the history and heroism of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorists attacks at Ground Zero.
Tour also explores Lower Manhattan & its famed Financial District
9/11 Memorial + Financial District Tour Highlights Summary:
- 2.5–hour (approximate) guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial at the WTC Ground Zero site & NYC’s famed Financial District
- Visit the 9/11 Memorial’s “Reflecting Absence” memorial pools on the Ground Zero site.
- Pass by historic St. Paul’s Chapel, former sanctuary for 9/11 rescue and recovery workers.
- Visit 9/11 tribute sites: Ground Zero, Gardens of Remembrance & the FDNY Memorial Wall
- See Oculus, a uniquely-designed transportation hub at the new WTC complex
- Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island view & commentary, from Battery Park.
- See NYC’s beloved Charging Bull sculpture; symbol of financial might.
- Visit Wall Street to see and learn about the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall National Memorial, Federal Reserve Bank, and much more
- Learn amazing facts from an engaging, professional, licensed, local NY Guide.
The 2.5 hr (approximate), 1.4 mile (2.25 km) guided walking tour begins from Battery Park. From here you’ll enjoy a view of both the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. It then navigates through NYC’s Financial Center, eventually reaching the 9/11 Memorial, at the WTC Ground Zero site. Along the way, you’ll learn about significantly historic buildings and sites, especially on Wall St. En route, you’ll also see our beloved Charging Bull sculpture, Fearless Girl, the world-renowned New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall National Memorial and more! The tour concludes with a comprehensive, informative tour of the 9/11 Memorial on the WTC grounds, formerly known as Ground Zero.
What To Expect:
On September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the WTC’s Twin Towers changed sunny, blue skies to black in mere minutes! The earth seemingly stood still as a world shocked, horrified and captivated, witnessed the senseless annihilation of innocent human life. To date, it is the worst international disaster to have ever occurred, on US soil!
During your tour, you’ll hear captivating stories of heroism while gaining insight into what it was like for New Yorkers, living through the attacks. You’ll experience the tranquil and contemplative “Reflecting Absence” memorial pools, embedded in the footprints of the original WTC Twin Towers. Additionally, you’ll see St. Paul’s Chapel (the “Little Church That Stood”), the uniquely beautiful Oculus transportation hub, Survivor Tree, Sphere and the FDNY Memorial Wall; a tribute to 9/11’s fallen firefighters. Learn what has been done to redevelop the World Trade Center site, to date, and what future plans will be completed eventually. Be inspired by the fortitude of New Yorker’s who persevere, albeit never forgetting the horrific September 11, 2001 events that occurred right here, on our soil!
A visit to the 9/11 Memorial’s hallowed and hauntingly beautiful grounds may incite emotional responses. Therefore, as your tour concludes at the 9/11 Memorial, you will be afforded the comfort and privacy to explore the site further, on your own. Regardless of your emotional responses, after this tour, you will surely take with you a much better understanding of the day that brought the world to its knees, changing ALL lives around the world, forever!
Tour Location & Additional Information:
Tours begin near Pier A, located in Battery Park. The exact location will be provided upon ticket purchase. The 2.5-hr guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial at the WTC Ground Zero site and NYC’s Financial District, is an approximate 1.4 miles (2.25 km) walk. To view available dates/times for this tour on our events calendar, please click the BOOK NOW button.
Tours operate as scheduled regardless of weather conditions. Please prepare accordingly. The tour does not include admission to the National September 11 Memorial Museum. For museum access, tickets may be purchased directly from the museum’s admission’s window, located within the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.
St. Paul’s Chapel