Heroes of the World Trade Center Walking Tour

Soaring proudly above New York City's famous skyline, the World Trade Center symbolized the wealth and power of the world's financial capital that fell victim to a brutal terrorist attack on 9.11.2001. Learn the stories of the heroes who emerged on this tragic day. Discover the spirit that sustained New York City during its darkest hours, and see the future plans for the beautiful 9/11 memorial and the new World Trade Center site that will again emerge to symbolize the enduring spirit of New York City, the capital of the world.

The World Trade Center once stood tall and prominent, representing one of the world’s largest financial complexes in New York City. This New York City walking tour takes you around the Ground Zero site to explore both the past and future of the World Trade Center. The tour offers an unforgettable experience as you hear stories of the heroes of 9/11 and New York City’s darkest hours.

You'll meet your guide within walking distance of the Ground Zero site, where you'll embark on a 2-hour journey into the bravery, passion, and tragedy of 9/11. Your guide will share key facts and illuminating events of the tragic day while weaving through the various attractions within the World Trade Center area.

You'll explore the surrounding New York attractions including St. Paul’s Chapel, the American Express Eleven Tears Memorial, Winter Garden and, of course, the Ground Zero site. Your guide will take you through the various attractions, giving you ample opportunity for reflection and contemplation. You are welcome to bring flowers or tributes to place them by the site.

Come and witness the site of a world-changing event and feel the presence of bravery and tragedy all at once. The World Trade Center Walking Tour offers New York visitors an up-close and personal tour of the World Trade Center site and how it has risen from the tragedy of 9/11.

Activity Duration: 2 hours, 1 mile
Activity Available: Daily, starting at 2:30 PM.

Significant Attractions Include:

  • St Paul’s Chapel
  • 9/11 Memorial Preview Exhibit
  • St. Joseph’s Church
  • The World Trade Center Site
  • American Express Eleven Tears Memorial
  • Winter Garden
  • The Reflecting Absence Memorial site
  • The Firefighters’ 9/11 Memorial
  • Fire Engine and Ladder Company 10/10
  • The WTC Tribute Museum
  • The Double Check Statue
  • Essex World Deli, which gave out water and became the medical station during 9/11

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Redemption Instructions
Please print out your activity voucher(s) and present them to the Uncle Sam's New York Tour Guide at the time of tour. Tour Meeting Point is at 209 Broadway, in front of St. Paul's Chapel between Vesey and Fulton Streets.

There will be no service provided without a voucher. If you have forgotten your voucher, or are unable to print, please contact customer service directly for assistance at 866-969-9880.