- The $70 ticket price includes entry to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. You will be able to enter the museum with pre-reserved priority entrance tickets.
- This walking tour will be led by retired New York City Detective and 9/11 first responder John Coghlan or a guide who has a personal connection with 9/11 who will share his first hand experience with you making your visit more personal and memorable than an independent walk.
- The tour will cover key sites of the 9/11 memorial including the Reflecting Pools, Fireman’s Memorial, St. Paul’s Chapel and the Survivor Tree.
Detailed Description of Tour
The Ground Zero walking tour begins at St Paul’s Chapel (the Little Chapel that stood), a historic chapel which is located less than 100 yards from the destroyed twin towers. The chapel survived intact and became a haven for rescue workers in the days after the attacks. The Walking Tour includes:
- St. Peter Catholic Church and the 9/11 Cross
- The twin reflecting pools inscribed with the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died on September 11, 2001, and in its precursor attack on February 26, 1993. The pools mark the spots where the twin towers once stood.
- Firefighter’s 9/11 Memorial: The Bronze FDNY 9/11 Memorial Wall, a 56-foot long bronze sculpture that shows firefighters battling the smoldering towers, located on the side of New York City’s famed fire station “10 House”
- Winter Garden
- Survivor Tree: A Callery pear tree became known as the Survivor Tree after enduring the September 11, 2001 terror attacks at the World Trade Center
- Battery Park City where the John J. Harvey Fireboat arrived to help pump water for over 80 hours till the water supply was restored
Great experience, John showed us great time and we definitely learned more than expected. John also pointed us to great restaurants and bars for after the tour.
they're great about giving you details on the logistics of such a terrible day. very knowledgeable and comprehensive tour.
Was such a pleasure to meet and hang out with John. Fab tour and can’t rate high enough - we only wish we could of had a beer with John and heard some more stories! John - We will be saying get outta dodge city in your Bronx accent for years too come! Thank you! 👌
We spent a family holiday in NYC last week and did the 9/11 tour with John on our final day. This was the highlight of our trip and we would highly recommend this experience. John was friendly and engaging and to hear his first hand experience of the tragic events of that day were compelling. John provided us with fascinating information about some of the acts of heroism that took place which we had not heard before that were simply humbling and his attention to detail and recollection of facts was very impressive. His experience as a NYPD detective shone through and he also provided us with interesting information about NYC which we found very helpful. Thanks for the tour John, great work and we hope you keep well. Mike, Deb, Amy and Laura (The Brits!).
I am very glad we booked this tour! John was excellent in sharing firsthand information of the events that occurred the day. This tour was most definitely the highlight of my trip!
The tour was very interesting, and John was a great guide. Hè has a lot to tell and in a Nice and friendly way. The different stories make the tour different Nice job John!
John did a great job as our tour was very informative, but at the same time, very sombering. What an experience to be there and to tour the museum as well. We will never forget!
John was friendly and knowledgeable and wanted to impart the information he had to us in an impartial manner. He was friendly and tired to connect with everyone, paticularly the kids. We enjoyed our time with him and learned a great deal that we could not have learned otherwise.
I brought my three boys (ages 14, 12, and 9) to New York for their first time and thought that John’s tour would really bring the history books to life for them, adding extra details to the 911 tragedy that they wouldn’t learn elsewhere. Indeed, we had a unique and educational experience listening to John’s stories and hearing him recount the events during and after that fateful day. It was well worth the investment and time to hear John’s perspective and insights. This is a walking tour but it isn’t strenuous and it has several resting points where John points out areas and details around the World Trade Center that you would likely miss if touring on your own. Additionally, John was friendly and engaging, took the time to talk with the kids in the group, shared relatable, thought-provoking stories, and invited questions throughout the tour. He had a binder of pictures to accompany his stories and did a fantastic job of bringing it all to life. The tour concludes at the entrance to the 911 Memorial Museum, where John provides pre-paid tickets you can use immediately to enter at that time or come back later in the day. John also recommended areas for where to eat. Highly recommended experience!
We really enjoyed John's presentation. He had an inside prospective of 9/11. He kept us engaged for 2 hours as we walked and talked.
Great investment! John does a really good job and definitely provided information that we could mot have found on our own. He was open-minded and sympathetic to all sides.
John was simply awesome... he was gracious and understanding of the fact that we don’t know the subway system and we’re running late. He had a unique perspective that he shared with us and gave us pointers on what to look for in the 9/11 museum. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and want to say a big thank you to John for providing a stellar experience.
John offers a respectful and uniquely 1st hand experience of this tragedy and the days to follow, with touch points of hope and uplifting stories interspersed to keep the mood elevated. I highly recommend seeing the 9-11 landmarks thru John’s back stories.
Excellent tour and great guy! Loved the experience. I definitely learned a few things I didn’t know. Thanks again and highly recommend for everyone.
John was everything you want in someone leading a tour: knowledgable, personable and shared information and stories you couldn't get anywhere else. I would highly recommend going on this tour.
This was a great tour. We got a real insider’s perspective on what happened on and after 9/11. John is friendly and knowledgeable. Being from the area, he also know a lot about other parts of NYC and able to answer all of our questions. Also, the tour included tickets to the Ground Zero museum which was excellent. Be sure to budget 1-2 hours to get through it after the walking tour with John is done.
had an awesome experience with John ..His knowledge along with his account of not only what happen on 911, but the days and weeks after really help you to understand how much the city overcame..I will definitely be recommending John in the future..