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Ground Zero walking tour with One World Observatory tickets

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Availability: Daily
Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English, French
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Explore the 9/11 Memorial and other key sites of Ground Zero
  • Listen to personal accounts about the 9/11 attacks from the tour guides, who are New Yorkers with personal connection to the events on that day
  • Conclude your tour with entrance into One World Observatory in the Freedom Tower
What to expect

Your tour will begin at St. Paul’s Chapel on Broadway. This site is considered to be the oldest public building still in use. During the 9/11 attacks, the Chapel miraculously survived without even a single broken window and served as a sanctuary for refuge and shelter throughout the aftermath. Now, it stands as a place of tribute for those around the world to commemorate first responders and innocent civilians, containing mementos and paraphernalia of support for the city.

Next, you’ll walk to the Firefighter's 9/11 Memorial Wall located at FDNY Engine 10 and Ladder 10. There, you’ll see a memorial dedicated to the city’s 343 first emergency responders who risked their lives on the day of the attacks.

From the Firefighter's 9/11 Memorial Wall, you’ll head towards the 9/11 Memorial. There, you’ll have the the opportunity to see the new Freedom Tower and World Trade Center.

The final stop on the tour will include the One World Observatory or the Freedom Tower. This journey begins at the Welcome Center. You’ll hear stories of the people who built the tower through a video montage. Next, travel in the “Sky Pod” elevator which shows you a virtual time-lapse of the city as you ascend. The Observation Deck begins with the See Forever Theatre and descends to the 100th floor where the main observation deck is located. You’ll have a panoramic view of New York City’s incredible skyline.

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What's included
  • Live guided tour of Ground Zero and 9/11 Memorial led by New Yorkers with personal connections to 9/11
  • Tickets to One World Observatory (Freedom Tower)
What's not included
  • Tickets to the 9/11 Museum
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  • Children ages 6-12
Where

209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, USA

Meeting point:

Please meet your tour outside of St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway. Arrive 15 minutes before. Look for the tour guide or representative, who will be wearing an orange lanyard or holding an orange flag. The tour ends at 9/11 Memorial, about 4 blocks from the meeting location.

Please note: DO NOT meet at the 9/11 Memorial, 9/11 Museum, or the One World Observatory.

What to remember
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early because the tour departs on time. If late, you may not be able to catch and join the group
  • The tour happens in rain or snow, please dress for the weather
  • Tell the guide your name, there is no need to print out the ticket
  • Videotaping the tour is not allowed without prior permission
  • One World Observatory tickets are date/time specific and will be assigned based on availability
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When
  • Daily at 9.30am, 10.30am and 2.00pm
  • Tours in French available daily at 2.00pm
  • Times for the Freedom Tower will follow the guided tour and based on availability
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Provider
911 Ground Zero Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
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