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9/11 Ground Zero Tour

A guided experience through the landmarks, history, and hope at Ground Zero

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See and hear more with a highly-rated tour guide

Join us for a tour of the former World Trade Center in New York City as we commemorate the tragic events of 9/11. You will hear firsthand accounts from our guides who are New Yorkers with personal connections to 9/11.


10:30 AM, 1 PM daily


90 minutes


$39 per adult • $35 per child

"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, tour guide

What’s Included

St. Paul’s Chapel

We’ll 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. Featuring mementos shared from people around the world in solidarity with NYC, the church serves as both a landmark and a tribute.


9/11 Memorial

You'll enter the 9/11 Memorial, where you can pay your respects to those who lost their lives in the attacks at the World Trade Center. Pause for a moment at Michael Arad’s “Reflecting Absence,” a man-made waterfall that symbolizes the void left behind by tragedy. Learn how the names of the nearly 3,000 victims were placed around the waterfall next to their friends, family members, and colleagues. See where the new Freedom Tower and World Trade Center were built from the ashes of Ground Zero.

Rose at the 9/11 Memorial waterfall


More Ground Zero Sites

Each guide's experience of that day is unique, and therefore so is each tour. In addition to the stops above, you may stop at other sites connected to Ground Zero. These include the FDNY Memorial Wall, the Oculus at the entrance of the WTC Transportation Hub, the famous Survivor Tree, the Brooks Brothers building that served as a temporary morgue, and the Millennium Hotel, where the FBI later thwarted another attack on the city.

FDNY Memorial Wall at Ground Zero

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"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."

Tom, tour guide

Video Spotlights

Worth every penny we paid to get something other than a media-driven, sensational perspective on our history. Tony was there.


I think it was the best tour of all my travels over the past 30 years.


You had a wealth of information that was well appreciated by myself and the high school boys that attended.



Is the tour accessible for wheelchairs and strollers?

Yes, the tour is accessible for both wheelchairs and strollers.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Yes, our guided tour of Ground Zero is appropriate for all ages. The subject matter is covered sensitively, and we’ve had many families enjoy our tours over the years. Kids 4-12 can join our tour at a reduced rate.

Does this tour cover the 9/11 Museum or Freedom Tower?

While your guide may talk about these landmarks, this tour does not include entry to the 9/11 Museum or Freedom Tower. If you’d like to add either or both of these onto your experience, please see our other tour options below.

What is the tipping policy?

Tips are always appreciated by our guides but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job and want to show your appreciation.

Getting Here

Meeting Point

209 Broadway, New York

Nearest Subways

1 2 4 5 A C J Z

to Fulton Street — Transit Center, or r to Cortland Street.

By Car

Note that traffic may be unpredictable and could cause you to miss the tour.

Open Map

Tour Ending Point

At the 9/11 Memorial (about 4 blocks from the meeting location)



Please arrive at least 15 minutes early as we start on time. We can’t guarantee latecomers will be able to catch up and join the group.

Just tell the guide your name at check-in. No need to print out anything.

Refunds and Rescheduling

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before your tour start time. We also offer free rescheduling up to 24 hours before your tour start time. Once you’ve rescheduled once, there are no refunds if you decide not to take the tour. You can also transfer or gift your tour to someone else if you wish.


Our outdoor walking tours take place rain, snow, or shine. Please check the forecast and dress for the weather. In rare cases of serious inclement weather, we may cancel the tour and offer you the opportunity to reschedule or receive a full refund.

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9/11 Ground Zero Tour With 9/11 Museum

Our Ground Zero Tour, which includes the 9/11 Memorial and other sites, plus timed tickets for the 9/11 Museum

$79/adult and $75/child

9/11 Ground Zero Tour With Freedom Tower

Our Ground Zero Tour, which includes the 9/11 Memorial, plus admission to the One World Observatory in Freedom Tower

$79/adult and $75/child

Freedom Tower at the new One World Trade Center

9/11 Ground Zero All Access Tour

Full package with our Ground Zero Tour, quick-entry 9/11 Museum tickets, and admission to the One World Observatory

$109/adult and $104/child

One World Observatory platform