The 9/11 Ground Zero Memorial Walk of the World Trade Center & Lower Manhattan

New York, NY

  • The Oculus takes flight before 1 WTC.
  • The front of St. Paul's Chapel
  • An original pew, with scratches and chips from Ground Zero workers' rescue gear.
  • "The Bell of Hope."
  • "Tree of Hope" sculpture by Steven Tobin.
  • The walkway on the northern side of the Oculus.
  • A map of the former WTC plazas.
  • Inside the Oculus.
  • The lines in front of the 9/11 Museum.
  • Pro-tip: skip the lines by buying timed tickets at the automated booth.
  • Looking up from its base, 1 WTC looks like a pyramid.
  • 1 WTC on a picture-perfect day.
  • A view from upstairs.
  • Brookfield Place from the WTC plaza.
  • In the late afternoon, the staff turn on lights inside of the fountain.
  • The Survivor Tree.
  • Trees in line and out of line depending on which direction you look.
  • The Firefighters Memorial Wall

2 hours
1.1 mi
Guided by Michael

Explore the former World Trade Center and the area nearby to grasp the tragic events of 9/11, remember the victims, commemorate the heroes and celebrate the recovery efforts. Join us as we visit St. Paul's Chapel, the "Reflecting Absence" 9/11 Memorial, FDNY Engine Company 10, The Oculus and other Ground Zero monuments. Along the way, we will examine the timeline of events and delve into the stories behind the sites.

About Your Guide
Kansas born, Ohio raised, New Jersey schooled, and now: New York native. I devour history and non-fiction books, especially anything about Nieuw Amsterdam, Gotham, The Five Boroughs and the Empire City. My dog and I endure four flights of stairs to reach our Upper West Side apartment, but wouldn't change a thing.

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Guide Points
  1. St. Paul's Chapel
  2. St. Paul's Churchyard
  3. Outside the Oculus
  4. Inside the Oculus
  5. 9/11 Museum
  6. North Pool
  7. Freedom Tower
  8. Brookfield Place
  9. South Pool
  10. The Survivor Tree
  11. Firefighters Memorial Wall
  12. 9/11 Tribute Center

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