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World Trade Center 911 and Ground Zero Walking Tour

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    The experience starts at the Starbucks across the street from the Oculus, the most expensive subway hub in the world. The tour also introduces FDNY Captain John Jonas and his team "the Dragon Fighters." There we'll continued to an overlook of the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza. From this vantage, one could see the entire complex which includes One World Trade Center, the Reflecting Pools, and the 911 Museum.   
    The tour proceeds to the World Financial Center. Here you learn about the little known Operation Aegis. The largest rescue by sea in history. Where over 500,000 civilians were evacuated by watercrafts of all sizes. Next we'll visit the reconstructed Winter Gardens, the $60 million 10 story glass pavilion that was devastated during the attacks of September 11th. Next we'll visit the Eleven Tears Memorial, dedicated to the eleven American Express employees lost on that day.
    Concluding at the new World Trade Center complex, your guide will detail its design and construction. The guide will also cover the mystery of the lost gold and silver reserves of Building Four. In addition, you'll learn about the Survivor Tree, its resilience, survival and rebirth.
    After your walking tour, those who chose the 9/11 museum option will be given tickets and escorted to the entrance of the 911 Memorial Museum. Guests are invited to stay until closing.
    For those who chose the One World Observatory ticket option, you will be given tickets and escorted to the entrance of One World Observatory. Take the super-fast elevators up to the Observatory located on the 100th floor in under 48 second. During the elevator ride, you'll be watching a timeline transformation of Manhattan on HD monitors. At the Observatory, be astonished by the amazing views. On a clear day, 4 different states can be seen. Guests are invited to enjoy the Observatory until closing.
    [Walking Tour: 2 hours]
    [911 Memorial Museum: 2 hours] 
    [One World Observatory: 2 hours]
    [Total Experience: 6 hours] 
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Great. The knowledge and passion of our tour guide was excellent. The stories and photos along the walking tour made you feel like you are experience that day all over again.

    Thank AdrieN108
    Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

    Walking tour lasted 1.5 hours. Fantastic stories from a 911 survivor. Ended with a 3 hour tour of the museum. This is a must-see experience.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank maryd2004
    Reviewed 9 December 2018

    Despite rain, wind and cold, guide pointed out and explained so many things; very informative and answered all questions.

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Arthur J
    Reviewed 9 July 2018

    Frank was absolutely fantastic! I have watched every 911 documentary and have quite the extensive knowledge of obscure details. Frank shares stories most would not know otherwise. Even though I knew some of the rare stories he brings them to a new level with feeling...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank aubray d
    Reviewed 7 June 2018

    While you can do this on your own -- don't. This tour is well worth the money. Our guide - Mary - was very helpful and knowledgeable. They help you navigate through the memorial and associated museum with ease. You avoid the lines and you...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    2  Thank Craig M
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    15 November 2018|
    Response from aubray d | Reviewed this property |
    The museum is not included in this tour but you will definitely want the tour in addition! I think it took about two hours but maybe less? Allow a ton of time for the museum. I was there until it closed and wish i had more... More
    29 September 2018|
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