9/11 Memorial Tour with Priority Entrance Observatory Tickets in New York, NY

Walks LLC New York22 Barclay StreetNew York, NY 10007
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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.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Visit important sites from the events of 9/11 including St. Peter's and St. Paul's Churches, the Oculus, FDNY Memorial Wall, the Reflection Pools, Survivors Tree, and more.
  • Includes pre-reserved tickets for the One World Observatory only. For a tour that visits the 9/11 Museum instead, see the 9/11 Memorial and Museum tour.
  • The One World Observatory portion of this tour is self-guided to give you time on your own.
  • Tour includes an expert local tour guide.
  • Tour duration is approximately 2 hours.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour's start time.
  • Arrive early to be assured of nearby parking.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat or umbrella, and your camera.


from 9/11 Memorial Tour with Priority Entrance Observatory Tickets
Standing as a beacon of strength in the ashes of past events, One World Observatory is a testament to a city and its people. On (and around) the site of the former Twin Towers, pair a poignant walking tour through the intricate sites integral to the events of September 11th, 2001, with a closing visit to the coined, "Freedom Tower" - the tallest building in the United States with endless views across New York City and its environs.

Led by a local New York City licensed guide, embark on a two-hour walk through the places integral and spaces memorialized for the events of September 11th, 2001. This intimate tour begins on the steps of St. Peter's Church, where New Yorkers gathered for news of missing loved ones in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.

Visit St. Paul's Chapel, so close to the original World Trade Center, every day as the sun headed west. This small church was encompassed by the shadows of the Twin Towers. Hear of the incredible support this small, historic place offered for the victims and their families as a round-the-clock relief station for a full 9-months after the tragedy. See the messages and offerings that arrived here from across the globe. Entering the space spread across 8 acres of the World Trade Center former complex, now known as the 9/11 Memorial, pause before some of the most moving tributes including the FDNY Memorial Wall, the Survivor Tree, and the reflecting pools - arguably the most recognized element of the Memorial, each element paying tribute to the almost 3,000 lives lost in connection to the site. Step into the Oculus, the city's former and now revived World Trade Center Transportation Hub, where light and architecture mingle in magnificent ways in dedication to the events of 9/11.

After some time visiting the exterior spaces, bid farewell to your guide at the entrance of One World Observatory. As the tallest and said to be the strongest building in the United States (and 6th tallest in the world), you will benefit from pre-reserved tickets, bypassing any line, and gaining priority access. Prior to the entrance, your guide will give you a good overview in order for you to make good use of your time and not miss any must-see sites. In the "skypod", the elevators created in association with Universal Studios whisk to the top amongst LCD screens allowing you to watch the adaption of New York from the 1600s to the present, all while ascending 102 floors in a short 42 seconds. Truly a magnificent way to end a day of looking back at the past while experiencing the future.

They keep the groups small to ensure a level of intimacy befitting such a visit. They have chosen only the best local guides to give your tour a personal touch, giving the 9/11 Memorial and its surroundings the humanity and reverence it deserves.
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Frequently Asked Questions about 9/11 Memorial Tour with Priority Entrance Observatory Tickets

Where is the meeting point for the 9/11 Memorial Tour with Priority Entrance Observatory Tickets?

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.

How long is this walking tour?

Tour duration is approximately 2 hours.

What if I'm late to the 9/11 Memorial Tour?

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.

What is included in this 9-11 Memorial tour by Walks Inc.?

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.

What landmarks will we be visiting?

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.

Is transportation included?


Is parking provided near the meeting point?

No, but there are multiple parking garages and street parking available near departure point. Departure point is also near public transportation.

Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this walking tour of the 9/11 Memorial, or at the One World Observatory?

There are no age restrictions for this tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?


Can I bring my camera?

Yes! There are a lot of photo opportunities on this tour.

What should I bring on the 9/11 Memorial walking 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.

What should I wear?

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.

What is the protocol for when it rains?

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.

Should I bring the confirmation email?

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!

How many people are on a tour?

The tour is ideal for small groups and has a maximum of 20 participants.

Where is the 9/11 Memorial?

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.