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9/11 Memorial Tour with Priority Entrance Observatory Tickets

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2 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?

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.

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.

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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.

  • 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
One World Observatory offers the highest panoramic view of NYC
The view from One World Observatory over NYC
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Amazing even with cloud coverage

Rob was the highlight of our 9/11 visit. Without his touching 9/11 stories and memories, our visit to the museum would not have been as meaningful and emotional. Rob has an infectious personality and it is obvious that he takes great pride in his 9/11 walking tours.


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
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.
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.