Small-Group 9/11 Memorial & World Trade Center Tour

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    City Tales Sightseeing & Private Tours

    What Makes Our Guided Tours Special? It’s our guides. Thanks to their experience and know-how you save time and see more. Your passionate, friendly guide will entertain you with engaging stories that accent your visit, capture your imagination, and bring it all to life. And to make sure you don’t miss any of it, we take the extra step to provide you with headset radios complete with earbuds and personal volume control. Instead of huddling around your guide struggling to hear, you’ll be immersed in the experience and free to soak in the local flavor, take photos and enjoy the experience. That’s what makes our New York City small group and private guided tours so special, fun, and memorable for all ages and interest levels.

    • Duration:2.5 Hours
    • Group Size1 - 12
    • Manhattan, New York

    Visit 9/11 Memorials and Learn About the History of the World Trade Center

    Immerse yourself in the history of the World Trade Center starting from the 1960s up to the present on a guided walking tour with a local, living in the city during the 9/11 attacks. Visit the memorials which commemorate the global tragedy of 9/11 and get a sense of the terrible event that took place here back in 2001. Not only will you be part of a small group, but your guide will also speak live into your personal radio headset, so you don’t miss key details.


    • Learn about the history of the World Trade Center starting from the 1960s
    • Go through the events of September 11th, the aftermath, and memorials
    • Discover the area's hidden secrets with the help of a guide
    • Learn about the regeneration of the area
    • Enjoy complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea


    Adults: $49.00
    Youth (4-12): $39.00
    Under 4: free

    Departure Time

    1:00 PM

    Meeting Point

    St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway (in front of the chapel on Broadway)


    Monday to Sunday, from March until December


    • Bottled water, coffee, tea, and snacks
    • A personal headset radio to hear the guide speaking live

    Not Included

    • 9/11 Museum Admission
    • One World Observatory Admission

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • A Camera
    • A Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • weather-appropriate clothing

    Tour Staff

    An experienced, professional NYC local who can offer suggestions and recommendations for other things to do in NYC after your tour

    Participation Requirements

    • The walking tour covers approximately 3.5 miles, so guests should be able to stand or walk for long periods at a time
    • The tour is wheelchair & stroller accessible

    Important Details

    For those wishing to visit the 911 Memorial Museum after the tour, we suggest that guests book tickets in advance as they have a timed entry system and immediate entry may not be available following the tour.

    What You’ll Do

    Sick of impersonal tours where you struggle to hear the guide? Our personal headset radios are your solution: they allow you to take in every live detail from the guide, even in noisy areas. We start the tour at the iconic St Paul’s Chapel which miraculously survived the tragedy of 2001. You will then visit a range of buildings that have risen from the ashes of “Ground Zero”, including Brookfield Place and the Oculus, the transportation hub that is helping to drive the economic resurgence of Lower Manhattan. Take a break and enjoy complimentary snacks and hot drinks. Your guide will then continue to the Fireman’s Memorial which remembers the sacrifice of the FDNY (Fire Department of The City of New York). You’ll then visit the 9/11 Memorial Plaza where your guide will explain the details and symbolism used by the artists in creating the design.

    Learn not only about the past of this famous site but also its future and how the city is reconstructing. Discover the ideas behind the symbolic design of these new buildings and how they intend to shape the future of the area. Your local guide will tell you about the heroes and victims of 9/11 and share stories from that tragic day. We will end the tour at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, which guests can visit after the tour, a visit lasts between 1.5- 2 hours. Tickets are not included in the tour but there is an option to add the ticket to your order when booking the tour.

    Your guides will point out sites that are easily missable for tourists, and make sure you catch all the hidden memorials and sites of interest.