Guided Tour: 9/11 Memorial, Museum & Surrounding Monuments–Expert Led

Guided Tour: 9/11 Memorial, Museum & Surrounding Monuments–Expert Led

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      New York, New York, USA
      4 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 69
      • Memorial: Taking in the massive waterfalls of the reflecting pools in the footprint of the Twin Towers, the resilience of the Survivor's Tree, and the stoic grove of oak trees help you comprehend how the city healed after that horrific day.
      • Museum: With reserved tickets, you'll skip the line and at your own pace explore this powerful collection of artifacts, news stories, debris, and other items that convey the human story of September 11.
      • Guided intimate group: Your expert local guide will provide personal stories from 9/11, answer your questions, and offer valuable background insight about an event that forever altered world history.
       

      Meeting point

      Meet in front of St Peters Church, at the intersection of Barclay and Church Street.

      Helpful hints

      As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind.

      You'll need to pass through airport-style security to enter the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Certain items are not permitted and will be confiscated and not be returned. Please refer to 9/11 Museum's guidelines on specific prohibited items.

      St Paul's Chapel is closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays for renovations and may also be closed on other dates. When closed, you'll tour the grounds and substitute the inside visit for additional sites important to the events of 9/11 but not normally covered on the tour.

      9/11 Memorial Museum is non-guided with 5pm entry. An average visit takes approximately two hours.

      Getting around

      Plan to walk at a moderate pace for about a mile for the first 2 hours of the tour. The second half of the tour is free time in the 9/11 museum and walking is at your leisure. Venue is wheelchair accessible; bring a companion to offer any assistance.

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Cultural

      Transportation used

      None

      Included amenities

      Reserved 5pm timed-entry 9/11 Museum tickets (non-guided)

      Tour ID

      TR-NAM-USA-NEWY-EN-1096

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special comments

      You will need to pass through airport-style security to enter the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Only bags/backpacks/packages no larger than 16 inches high by 18 inches long will be permitted.

      You probably saw the twisted steel, smoking buildings, and piles of rubble that flashed endlessly across television screens in the days and weeks after September 11, 2001. But on this tour, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the events of 9/11 by visiting the sites that were affected most.

      The focal point is Ground Zero itself. The massive reflecting pools inside a somber gray plaza where the original Twin Towers once stood are symbolic of how the city attempted to heal and move forward from one of the most devastating terrorist attacks in human history. Below it is the 9/11 Museum, which provides a closer look at the destruction of the attacks through real debris, stories from survivors and artwork inspired by that horrific day.

      But this tour also shows you what you didn't see on your TV. St. Paul's Chapel, the church that survived the attacks just blocks from Ground Zero, served as a home base for firefighters and volunteers who worked around the clock to support rescue efforts. You'll also visit the Winter Garden and the Eleven Tears Memorial, a touching tribute to the eleven American Express employees who lost their lives during the attacks. 

      Thinking about 9/11 can be an emotional experience wherever you are. But on this small group tour with an expert local guide taking you to the most important sites involved in the attacks, you'll come as close as possible to knowing what September 11, 2001 was really like without having been in Lower Manhattan on the day that changed everything. 

      Numbing the pain 

      The attacks of September 11, 2001 had a drastic impact on the entire world. Everyone dealt with the tragedy in their own way, but New Yorkers relied on chemical therapy to get by: Research shows that in the weeks after 9/11, alcohol consumption went up 25% and tobacco use went up 10% in Manhattan. 

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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