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9/11 Memorial Tour with Priority Entrance Observatory Tickets

2 hours

Max 20

44 reviews

Take in the key sites of the 9/11 Memorial with a local guide, including the Reflecting Pools, Fireman's Memorial, St. Paul's Chapel, and the Survivor's Tree. You'll also take a trip to the top of the One World Observatory with pre-reserved tickets, meaning you won't wait in line to see NYC's most stunning symbol of life after 9/11.

The One World Trade Center One World Observatory offers the highest panoramic view of NYC The view from One World Observatory over NYC One of the memorial plaques listing the names of people killed in the 9/11 attacks The Reflecting Pools, built in the footprint of the Twin Towers The Reflecting Pools at the 911 Memorial were built in the footsteps of the World Trade Center A local guide brings stories to life on our 911 tour The Memorial Altar in St. Paul's Chapel Inside St Paul's Chapel, where families came to pray in the immediate aftermath of 911 Messages to the response team of 911 Badges from fire departments worldwide, left as a tribute in St Paul's Chapel Hearing stories from our local guide The FDNY Memorial Wall at the 9/11 Memorial Inside the new Occulus building, included on your 911 Memorial A plaque to the World Trade Center The Eleven Tears Memorial in the AMEX Building Tributes in St Paul's Chapel
  • Sites Visited
  • One World Trade Center
  • St. Paul's Chapel
  • Fireman's Memorial
  • Survivor's Tree
  • Reflecting Pools
  • Tour Includes
  • Pre-reserved tickets to the One World Trade Center
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer
  • Expert local tour guide

Take Walks: Take the (incredible!) elevator to NYC's most impressive panorama.

The One World Trade Center is a symbol of regeneration and healing after one of the worst attacks to ever take place on American soil. On this tour you'll visit some of the key sites of those attacks, then enjoy pre-reserved tickets to the top of the tower, from where you will enjoy panoramic views over NYC.

The day starts in St. Peter's Church where family and friends from all over the city gathered after the attacks to pray for loved ones and await news from the wreckage. As your local guide tells you the story of that day, you'll move on to Ground Zero, where the enormous Reflecting Pools and other memorials have replaced piles of smoking rubble.

Here you'll visit the Fireman's Memorial to learn of the heroic men and women who searched tirelessly through the remains of the buildings for survivors. At the Survivor Tree you'll see one of the most touching reminders of that day - a pear tree that miraculously survived the collapse of the Twin Towers and was nursed back to health by locals, to become a symbol of their own survival and rejuvenation.

At every step of the tour, except in the One World Observatory, your local guide will be on hand to add background and context. They will tell you the stories of tragedy, but also stories of heroism and community togetherness that came from the terrible event. It's not an easy tour to give or to take, but ultimately it's a powerful reminder of the strength and resilience of the human soul.

You'll finish the day with a pre-reserved entrance into the One World Observatory, meaning your entrance is guaranteed, regardless of how big the crowd waiting outside is. Hop in a "Sky Pod" and hold on tight; these glass elevators zip from the ground to the 102 floor in just 43 seconds. From there you have 360-degree views all around lower Manhattan and beyond.

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44 Verified Reviews

A tour that really honored the sight.

Our guide was engaging, knowledgeable and obviously has great heart and emotion in his job. It is very evident that he feels it is important to ensure that he honors the memories of the victims and the ongoing challenges for the survivors and their families. He gave us insight into all this by taking us through some of their beautiful and encouraging stories. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough.

Excellent tour.

Our guide had amazing knowledge and was an extremely good speaker with great humour. I would highly recommend 'Walks of New York' tours for value for money and hospitality.

FAQ

What can I (and can I not) bring into One World Observatory?
You will need to pass through airport-style security to enter One World Observatory, and unavoidable lines can build up as people pass through security. Items forbidden from One World Observatory include: - Weapons of any kind - Large backpacks or bags (the only bags allowed inside must be within the range of 25 inches high, 17 inches wide & 9 inches deep) - Food, beverages or alcohol - Double-wide strollers - Professional camera or video equipment including tripods For an up-to-date list of prohibited items, visit https://oneworldobservatory.com/content/uploads/2015/03/OWO-Prohibited-Items.pdf
How long will it take me to visit One World Observatory?
Your pre-reserved observatory entrance is at 5pm sharp. The average length of visits is about 1 hour.
Does this tour include the 9/11 Museum?
No. This tour includes pre-reserved tickets for One World Observatory only. To visit the 9/11 Museum please see our 9/11 Memorial & Museum tour.