9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket

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9/11 Memorial & Ground Zero Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line 9/11 Museum Ticket
from USD $38.50
Gain a deeper understanding of the events surrounding the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the acts of heroism that rallied a nation on this 1.5 hour walking tour of Ground Zero. A certified guide with a personal connection to the events shares firsthand stories as you explore the site of the former World Trade Center and the National 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay tribute to the lives lost. Choose to upgrade and add on a ticket to the 9/11 Museum to see artifacts associated with that fateful day.
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In Brief

New York, United States
United States
2 to 4 hours
All entrance fees included
Fully narrated tour
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Editor's Pick
Important InfoInfo
Visit: St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway b/t Fulton Street & Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10007-2977

We will start the tour at St. Paul's Chapel, New York City’s oldest public building still in continuous use. Just one block away from the 9/11 attacks, it miraculously survived the falling building and debris. St. Paul’s Chapel served as a makeshift rescue center during the aftermath. Its iron fence became a bulletin board where family members posted notices of their missing loved ones. Today, with the mementos received from people around the world supporting New York City, the church serves as both a landmark and a tribute.

Duration: 15 minutes

Visit: The Oculus, 33-69 Vesey St World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10003

The outside structure of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, is the subway entrance and extensive shopping center.

Duration: 15 minutes

Visit: The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089

Enter the 911 Museum with exclusive skip the line access. Admission to the museum is only included if that option is selected.

Duration: 2 hours


  • Narrated walking tour
  • Professional, local guide with a personal connection to 9/11
  • Exclusive Skip the Line Access to the 911 Museum
  • 9/11 Museum Entry (If Option Selected)
  • Guided visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero
  • Entry/Admission - The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway b/t Fulton Street & Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10007-2977

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please dress appropriately and bring layers in case of cold weather
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • 9/11 Museum admission is NOT included unless option is selected at time of booking
  • Children 5 and under free with paid adult ticket
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

On our recent holiday vaca. five of us toured the above; Because we wanted a more up-close tour using the advantage of a guide we reserved the above...it was so worth it! our guide was very knowledgeable and actually had a personal experience during the 9/11 day...he explained it as 'dumb luck'...i'll not say more...he is a very fortunate man and is alive to share his experience with so many others. We all had a memorable touring experience and would recommend Viator for booking tours.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2019
Peter was excellent and answered all questions with detail. Amazing tour for entire family. NYC did a nice job on memorials and the world will never forget any of the people involved on that very sad day
• Submitted 05 Dec 2019
Positive experience of a dreadful event Made real by Daniel the guide. Very real and factual with a personal twist
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019
The walking tor was very interesting. I really enjoyed our guide, Amy. Her personal,experiences of 9/12 added to the overall experience. I definitely recommend the tour.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
Excellent Tour from beginning to end. This was my first time to the 9/11 Memorial. Our guide, Ray gave us an insight to what it was actually like to live and work in NYC on 9/11. Very moving and informative throughout. The Memorial and museum where beyond my expectations in so many ways. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
Our tour guide John was brilliant. The sights were moving and he was an incredible source of information with a personal perspective we wouldn’t have gotten from someone who hadn’t experienced the tragedy first hand. My husband and I had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this.
• Submitted 06 Nov 2019
Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot. Was sad to hear of his personal loss on this day, but it really puts things into perspective. The memorial is very beautiful and fitting for the poor victims of this very sad day. The museum was also tastefully done. I would highly tech this tour.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Tim was an awesome guide with amazing energy. Highly recommend this tour!!! Everyone should experience this guided tour to fully understand what 9/11 meant to the people of NYC, the people of the US and the people of the world!!
• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
We had Jennifer as our tour guide, she was very informative, interesting and clear. Ground zero was beautiful and has been tastefully done, very pleased I visited and paid my respects
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
Wonderful walking tour of the memorial areas and areas close by. Daniel, our leader, was so informative and shared his experience that day. Don’t miss the museum! Very emotional but unforgettable.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
My friend and I were so impressed with not only the tour, but with our exceptionally knowledgeable guide, Nick. His personal connection to the events of that day brought more than a few tears to the eyes of many in our group. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning what has transpired in NYC since that fateful day!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
We loved the simplicity of the Memorial and how thoughtfully it was presented. The Museum was over-the-top WONDERFUL! The information we received on line when we purchased the ticket was not clear under the section "How to Redeem." It should have simply said, meet your guide in front of St Paul's Chapel on Broadway between Fulton and Vesey Sts! We were looking for the address 209 Broadway and an office for us to Redeem our paperwork for a ticket. The guide simply met us there and gave us our tickets. The guide spent way too much time on his personal life and how many jobs he had had in NY. We were anxious to learn more about 9/11!!!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
This tour was amazing . So emotional. Worth having a guide to get you around to see everything . Our guide was excellent and had personal family experience.
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
Nick was our guide. Thank you, Nick, for sharing your story and your personal connection to 9/11/01. We learned so much about the events and the people whose lives were lost and those whose lives were forever changed. It was an amazing, emotional day!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
I learned so much. While 9-11 impacted me as a citizen, I now understand how much it impacted the city as a neighborhood.
• Submitted 13 Sep 2019
Daniel our tour guide was great! So informative....really took you back to that day. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Sep 2019
An excellent tour guided by Michele. We don't usually do guided tours but this was worth every penny. Michele's personal experience of that day was both emotional and educational at the same time. There was no way we would have known any of the fact that were communicated and we left with a better understanding of how the memorial was conceived and what it means to those who lost loved ones.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2019
We had an amazing tour by "John" of the 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero surroundings. He provided so much information and touching stories of heroism and loss on that fateful day and the days, months and years following. We concluded the tour with a renewed respect for all the first responders and New Yorkers who found themselves caring for others. John shared his own personal experiences as well as those of so many. It is a powerful tour and not to be missed.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
We did this tour in July and it was wonderful! Our tour guide, Issa Best, was awesome and was very good with people. This is a sensitive subject for most people and he handled everyone with sympathy and understanding.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2019
Nick was very friendly and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and will recommend it to others.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Amy was great. She made sure everyone was engaged. She also took the time to make everyone could hear the information she shared.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
A very sobering experience. So many memories shared by survivors. It’s good to see how the families of those who perished have had their wishes honoured
• Submitted 24 Jul 2019
Great tour. Tour guides were nice and informative. The tour really puts you there. Some walking outside but inside parts of the tour had escalators and elevators so dont feel you cannot take tour if you have a hard time climbing stairs like me
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
Ryan was informative, friendly and organized. Would recommend him as a guide to everyone! I liked the personal stories he added to the description of the events of 9-11.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019

In Brief

New York, United States
United States
2 to 4 hours
All entrance fees included
Fully narrated tour
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Editor's Pick

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