Ground Zero and 9/11 Memorial Tours

Tours of 9/11 Memorial, 9/11 Museum Tickets, and One World Observatory Access Included

9/11 Ground Zero Tour 4775

Make the most of your experience with New Yorkers who have personal connections to the events of 9/11

When the planes hit the Twin Towers on 9/11, the world watched as the most recognizable symbols of power and freedom in the Western hemisphere fell. From the clear blue morning sky to the smell of fire and the sound of sirens, New Yorkers witnessed firsthand the events of that day. Even now, they can recall the moments of tragedy and the acts of heroism that tested, and ultimately strengthened, our city.

The new World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial are living tributes that honor the lives lost and celebrate New York City’s resilience. It is difficult to understand their historical significance without context. Join our tour guides, all New Yorkers who have personal connections to 9/11, as they recount their experiences of that day.

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ALL ACCESS: Includes 90-minute guided tour of Ground Zero, followed by expedited entry to the 9/11 Museum and One World Observatory ("Freedom Tower"). Limited tickets available.

$109 / adult    $99 / child
9/11 museum

Includes 90-minute guided tour of Ground Zero, followed by expedited entry to the 9/11 Museum. Limited tickets available.

Select 2:00pm and save $5

$69 / adult    $59 / child
freedom tower tickets

Includes 90-minute guided tour of Ground Zero, followed by expedited entry to the One World Observatory ("Freedom Tower"). Limited tickets available.

$69 / adult    $59 / child
ground zero tour

A 90-minute guided tour of Ground Zero, led by New Yorkers with personal connections to the events of 9/11. Includes visit to St. Paul's Chapel, Firefighter's 9/11 Memorial Wall, and the 9/11 Memorial.

$35 / adult    $30 / child

TOUR DETAILS

  • Each option includes a highly-rated 90-minute guided tour of Ground Zero and 9/11 Memorial with an English-speaking guide.
  • Daily starting times are 9:30am, 10:30am, 2:00pm. Children prices are for ages 6-12. For private and group tours, please click here.

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    First Hand Accounts
    We are New Yorkers with personal connection to the events of September 11, 2001. Read our first hand accounts below.

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    "I watched the television in disbelief as the two towers collapsed. I walked outside to the Hudson River just after the attacks, and saw the smoke rising from the burning ground zero. All around my neighborhood I saw people walking to the nearby park, which led to the Henry Hudson Bridge, hoping to get out of Manhattan and into New Jersey by walking- fearing more attacks on Manhattan might be on the way."
    -Mary

    "I remember what a beautiful day it was waking up, and how bright blue the sky was. I was typing a reflection paper due in class that day when my best friend’s mom messaged me on AOL asking to me to look out my dorm room window to see if the World Trade Center was bombed. I remembered that happened in 1993, so was very surprised by her asking, and went to our common room..."
    -Tom

    “I was a photojournalist in my neighborhood of Brooklyn when the planes struck. I had to get into Manhattan quickly and figured the best way was to ride in with the firemen from my area... I got a ride over to Manhattan in an ambulance that was heading over from a local hospital, as thousands were crossing the opposite way into Brooklyn to escape the chaos...”
    -Rob

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