9/11 Memorial Tour with Priority Entrance Observatory Tickets

93 reviews

2 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • Spend time with a local New York guide visiting the most important sites and memorials of September 11th, 2001
  • Get priority access into One World Observatory avoiding long entrance lines
  • Visit the churches of St. Peter's and St. Paul's integral in the relief effort for first responders and their families
  • Pay homage at the Reflection Pools, the NYFD Memorial Wall, and the Survivors Tree
  • Hear first account stories of tragedy, heroism, and community cohesion from your dedicated guide
  • Join a small group of no more than 20 others to maximize the intimate nature of this topic
  • Sites Visited
  • St. Peter’s Church and Tribute Cross
  • St. Paul’s Chapel and Cemetery
  • Oculus
  • FDNY Memorial Wall and Ten House
  • Anne Frank Tree
  • St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine
  • The Reflection Pools
  • The Survivor Tree
  • One World Observatory
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Pre-reserved priority access ticket to One World Observatory

Take an (incredible!) "skypod" to NYC's most impressive panorama

Free Cancellation

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Latest Reviews

Our guide did a miraculous job. We learned and saw so much and have a renewed respect for New York and all things surrounding 9/11! She was great!

This tour was fantastic and I found it to be one of the more important tours I've taken recently. The guide was extremely knowledgable having lived through 9/11 personally. Her authenticity in telling her story was very moving. She was very thorough in telling us about the symbolism of each place in and around the memorial- the thought that was put into the reconstruction. It was really good and the view from the top of One World Observatory is out of this world!

Great tour. It was very informative. The information was presented with pride and reverence by Tauren.

Easy to find meeting point with Walks staff ready to greet us. Great start. Rob was our guide and he is wonderful. His knowledge of and passion for this area of the city shine throughout the tour. The padlock and chain on the entrance to St. Paul's Chapel was a surprise to everyone. Clearly a disappointment that the administration at St. Paul's appears so unfriendly. The Oculus (architecturally interesting) and the National September 11 Memorial Reflection Pools (essential) are highlights of the tour. At the end of Rob's portion of the tour (again, excellent) we were released for the final activity. We did not find the access to the One World Observatory all that interesting. Express access was great, but the experience is so commercialized that this site felt like a poorly executed theme-park event. This portion I would not do again and would only recommend depending on the individual's specific tour goal. Thanks Walks! Kris and Al Jergens

Our guide, Alice, was absolutely outstanding! She was friendly and knowledgeable. Most of all she was able to convey the emotions of that fateful day. We highly recommend Alice.

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
22 Barclay Street (St. Peter's Church). Meet at the front steps of the church.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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.
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
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.