This 9/11 Memorial Tour offers visitors the chance to pay respect to the most important sites from the 9/11 attacks including St. Paul's Church, the Oculus, the FDNY Memorial Wall, and more, in the company of a local guide. At the tour’s conclusion, you’ll have priority access to the One World Observatory, built upon the former footprint of the World Trade Center.
The tour meets at front steps of St. Peter's Church located at 22 Barclay Street, or as confirmed in your confirmation email. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's start time. The tour guides will be holding a sign with the Walks logo and the words “MEET HERE” on it on this 9 11 Ground Zero tour.
Tour duration is approximately 2 hours.
If you are running late, its best to contact them via the number listed on your e-ticket so they can reach out to your guide. This is not always possible for all tours - their guides are with other clients and already into the tour (they ask them not to use their phones during their tour). But in some cases, a few minute delay can be remedied. Most times, guides leave the meeting point within 5 minutes of the tour start time.
This tour includes an expertly guided walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial sites and structures such as St. Peter's Church, the Oculus, the FDNY Memorial, Reflection Pools, Survivors Tree, and more. This tour also includes a pre-reserved priority access ticket to the One World Observatory, and a local English-speaking guide.
This 9/11 Memorial Tour visits the St. Peter’s Church and Tribute Cross, the St. Paul’s Chapel and Cemetery, Oculus, the FDNY Memorial Wall and Ten House, the Anne Frank Tree, the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine, The Reflection Pools, The Survivors Tree, the World Trade Center New York (outside WTC only), and One World Observatory. This New York City walking tour also includes priority access to One World Observatory. The One World Observatory portion of this tour is self-guided to give you time on your own. The average length of a One World Observatory visit is about one hour.
No, but there are multiple parking garages and street parking available near departure point. Departure point is also near public transportation.
There are no age restrictions for this tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.
Yes! There are a lot of photo opportunities on this tour.
You may bring water, sunshield (a hat, sunglasses, parasol, and/or sunscreen), a cover in case of rain (a coat, umbrella, or outer layers for the cooler months), and a photo ID for some of the stop over sights.
They recommend guests wear attire appropriate for the day’s weather forecast and comfortable walking shoes so it's easy to navigate along uneven surfaces, dirt paths, cobblestone, etc. Due to the religious nature of holy sites such as churches and catacombs, all individuals regardless of gender and age must cover their shoulders and knees. During warmer seasons, you can bring extra covering (scarves, sweaters, sarongs, etc.) to put on just before entering.
Their tours run rain or shine. The tour guides are great at navigating through various weather conditions to ensure you're as comfortable as possible. On very rare occasions if the weather is particularly dramatic some sites may close. If time allows and they have prior warning, they will contact you as soon as they find out.
A physical or digital copy of this confirmation email is not required to join your tour. Your guide (or tour coordinator) will have your name in their database so as long as you know the name on the booking, you're set!
The tour is ideal for small groups and has a maximum of 20 participants.
The 9/11 Memorial is located at 180 Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan and is easily reachable by public transportation. It is about a half mile from St. Peter's Church, where the tour begins.