209 Broadway, New York
"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..."
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
to Fulton Street — Transit Center, or r to Cortland Street.
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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