Take a private walking tour of Ground Zero with a knowledgeable and informative guide who will shed light on the events that unfolded that fateful day. This is a one and half hour Ground Zero private walking tour of the site of the former World Trade Center and the National 9/11 Memorial, it also includes the option of tickets to the 9/11 Museum. The personal stories of loss and of heroism will bring into clear focus the tragedy surrounding the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and how the American people, and New Yorkers in particular, rallied in the face of such an atrocity.
St Paul’s Chapel
The tour starts at the St. Paul Chapel, New York City’s oldest church. The church itself represents a miracle; its very survival was thanks to a fallen tree that protected the building from the debris of the 9/11 attacks. The church became a focal point of the recovery operation in the days after the attacks, serving as a shelter for rescue workers to sleep and eat.
The 9/11 Memorial
The 9/11 Memorial was built to honour the memory of the people killed in the attacks on the Twin Towers and on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The names of every victim of are inscribed in panels alongside unique twin reflecting pools.
9/11 Memorial Museum
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is an optional upgrade with the tour, it opened in May 2014. Discover not only the history of the 1993 and 2001 bombings of the World Trade Center but also the stories of the people affected by the attacks. Through a variety of exhibitions including multimedia displays, archives and narratives you will hear their accounts first-hand.
We suggest you give this part of the tour ample time to appreciate. Listening to family members talking about the people they have lost; hearing people on the planes heading to the Pentagon, like the stewardesses speaking to people on the ground, can be quite emotional. The experience is really worthwhile if you want to get a greater understanding of the impact of the 9/11 attacks.
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