One World Observatory & World Trade Center Tour in New York, NY

Walks LLC 180 Greenwich StNew York, NY 10007
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Offered by Walks of New York, the One World Observatory & World Trade Center Tour gives guests the opportunity to visit the site of the 9/11 attacks and learn about the tragic events from a knowledgeable guide. The tour includes a stop at St. Paul’s Chapel, the American Express 11 Tears Memorial, the Twin Reflecting Pools, the Survivor’s Tree, the Fireman’s Memorial and the One World Observatory.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Tour includes expert local tour guide.
  • Reserved timed-entry 9/11 Museum tickets (self-guided).
  • Over 10 sites visited.
  • Tour duration: 2 hours.
  • Small groups of only 20 people or fewer.
  • Bring a camera.


from One World Observatory & World Trade Center Tour
Standing tall and proud on the site of the 9/11 attacks, One World Trade Center is a testament to a city that was knocked down and got back up again. Get to the heart of that terrible tragedy and learn how NYC rebuilt itself bigger, better and stronger on our guided 9/11 Memorial Tour. With small groups of only 20 people or fewer, your tour will be intimate and your local tour guide easy to interact with.

You’ll start out at St. Paul’s Chapel with a more personal insight into the drama that unfolded here. This was where families and friends came to pray, offer support and await news in the immediate aftermath of the attacks; as testified by the hand-drawn cards and memorials, personal memorabilia and photographs that still hang here.

On next to some sites you may have missed visiting on your own. With a local guide leading the way, you’ll see special spots away from the major landmarks. At the 9/11 Memorial too, your guide will make your visit that bit more special. Together you’ll see the Twin Reflecting Pools, built in the footprints of the World Trade Center and engraved with the names of every victim. Learn the little nuances that make it more touching; like how staff place a single rose in the name of each victim on their birthday. Visit the Fireman’s Memorial to pay tribute to those brave men and women who worked around the clock after the attacks. See the Survivor’s Tree, a single tree which miraculously survived the attacks and was nursed back to health by New Yorkers, as a symbol of their enduring strength.

The highlight of your tour comes at the end with a visit to the brand new One World Observatory. With pre-reserved tickets, your visit is guaranteed to go ahead regardless of the how large the crowds are. There’s not much explanation needed here so your guide will leave you for an independent visit.

Inside the lobby, you’ll find videos about the production of this incredible structure - said to be the strongest in the world - and of the men and women who built it. Then board a ‘skypod’ to travel through time AND space. Created in association with Universal Studios, the special ‘skypod’ elevators are covered inside in LCD screens, on which you’ll watch the changing face of New York from the 1600s to today while ascending 102 floors in just 42 seconds. Disembark at the top of One World Observatory for incredible panoramic views of NYC. What better way to end a day of looking back with a glance into the future.

Please Note:
St Paul's Chapel is closed on Tuesdays & Thursdays for renovations for the foreseeable future and may also be closed on other dates. On the days when St. Paul's Chapel is closed, we will tour the grounds and substitute our inside visit for additional sites important to the events of 9/11 but not normally covered on the tour.

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Champaign, Illinois
"Fabulous Tour of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 01, 2020
We had a great sunny warm day for our tour with Rob. He is a great tour guide. Rob gave us some history of New York and made it easy for us to get we’re we were going. The Statue of Liberty was a good tour. Rob gave us the story and History of Lady Liberty. We went up to the pedestal and when we came down Rob took our photo with the statue. He did this while laying on his back. Then he gave us a lot of history of Ellis Island and said goodbye so we could have time to explore. If you book a tour I hope you get Rob!
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Grand Cayman
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 30, 2019
Rob is an Excellent and knowledgeable guide. He was Engaging and very well informed. We enjoyed the tour with him
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"Transportation manager"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 24, 2019
I wanted to give a 5 starts to jerry and a wonderful Review for taking the time to be very patience and more informative individual in this particular tour ground zero and memorial Jerry was very kindest men trying to explain everything on a very outstanding manner. I recommend jerry for a supervisor position thanks.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
"Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2019
Jerry was wonderful - so informative, high energy. Paying a little extra for this experience (vs the radio tour) was worth every penny. We learned a lot and highly recommend.
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London, United Kingdom
"Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2019
Have a great trip out to the Statue of Liberty with tour guide Rob. It was informative, funny with lots of background info told in a way that made it come alive. I would recommend this company for anyone looking to take a tour whilst Stateside.
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Frequently Asked Questions about One World Observatory & World Trade Center Tour

How long is the tour?
The tour is about 2 hours long.

Can I take pictures?

What will we see on this tour?
Guests will enjoy seeing and experiencing:

  • One World Observatory (Observatory is non-guided)
  • One World Trade Center
  • St Paul's Chapel
  • American Express Eleven Tears Memorial
  • Survivor Tree
  • Brookfield Place (formerly known as World Financial Center)
  • Winter Garden
  • 9/11 Memorial Pools
  • Fireman's Memorial