Options for Visiting the 9-11 Memorial and Museum
There are an abundance of ways to take 9-11 Memorial Tours, but however you see it, the 9-11 Memorial and Museum are MUST-SEES, whether you are visiting or live in New York City. Options for visiting the 9-11 Memorial range from a do-it-yourself sightsee to a full, private guided tour, hosted by people directly affected by 9-11-01.
Visiting the 9-11 Memorial is completely free, no longer requires a visitor pass or reservation and is something you can do on your own (read the full Insider Guide to the 9-11 Memorial and 9-11 Museum). The 9-11 Museum has an admission fee and guided tours may be purchased separately.
The following 9-11 Memorial Tour options are for those interested in a personal guided tour or who may want to combine their 9-11 Memorial and Museum visit with other downtown sightseeing options, such as Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty.
9-11 Memorial Tours – Official
Both the 9-11 Memorial and Museum offer guided tours for around $15-$20 per person, plus the Museum Admission Fee. The tours are offered separate from each other at 911memorial.org and the professional guides offer additional insight into the historical significance of 9/11 and it’s aftermath.
Official 9/11 Memorial Guided Tour & Museum Visit
This guided Official 9/11 Memorial Tour and Museum Admission is the same as if you purchased them directly at the 9/11 Memorial site, however discounts are usually offered when purchased together. Included:
- Guided 9/11 Memorial Tour ($15 value)
- 9/11 Museum Admission ($24 value)
- The 45 minute tour begins daily at 11:30am and then you are free to visit the Museum at your leisure.
- Optional: Guided 9/11 Museum Tour may be reserved separately by calling 212-266-5211 or by asking at the Museum window if any are available when you arrive. At this time, it is not possible to separately reserve just a Museum Tour online.
Recommended for children 10 and over.
West Side and 9/11 Memorial Bike Tour
My FAVORITE WAY to get around NYC! Ride down the spectacular Hudson River Park, along the West Side Highway, passing Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, and Battery Park City. On this 3 hour tour, you will see the The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island . At Battery Park, leave your bikes and follow your guide to the 9/11 Memorial, where you’ll be given ample time to walk the grounds.
More Info: 9/11 Memorial Bike Tour
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Guided Statue of Liberty and 9-11 Memorial Tours
Have a licensed NYC tour guide meet you in midtown Manhattan and escort you via subway downtown for a walking tour of the site of the former World Trade Center. Then, take a guided tour of the 9-11 Memorial as well as some of Lower Manhattan’s most famous historical landmarks including Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall National monument, the new World Trade Center (formerly, the Freedom Tower) and the famous statue of the Charging Bull. The walking tour ends at Battery Park where you will have special reserved access for Statue Cruises’ Statue of Liberty Ferry.
New York City Passes and 9-11 Memorial Reservations (no Guided Tour)
New York CityPASS
The New York Pass
The New York Pass now offers the 9-11 Memorial and Museum as an attraction choice on their pass. Guided tours available for separate purchase.
Also includes New York Water Taxi’s Hop-On/Hop-Off service with a free timed Visitor Pass to the 9-11 Memorial ($30 value), Tribute WTC Visitor Center (to the Center only, not a tour, $15 value), Museum of American Finance, Museum of Jewish Heritage, The New York City Police Museum,Wall Street Walks Tour, Wall Street & Beyond Walking Tour and Statue of Liberty Ferry.
More info: The New York Pass
New York Explorer or Go Select Pass
Choices include: Downtown Manhattan Hop-On Hop-Off City Sights Bus Tour, New York Water Taxi’s Hop-On/Hop-Off service with a free timed Visitor Pass to the 9-11 Memorial ($30 value), Brooklyn Bridge Walking or Bike Tour, Statue of Liberty Cruise + Water Taxi.
More info: New York Explorer or Go Select Pass
Premium NY See It All
This 7 hour Premium NY See It All lets you Boat and Bus your way through Manhattan. This tour will take you by boat from Midtown to Battery Park, where your guide will escort you to the World Trade Center site to see the 9/11 Memorial, Trinity Church and Wall Street. You will then take 2 different cruises, the Zephyr and Water Taxi, to Liberty and Ellis Islands, where you will also see some of the best views of the downtown skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
More Info: Premium NY See It All
Wall Street and 9-11 Memorial Tour
Wall Street and 9-11 Memorial Tour – Small group guided tour through the Financial District on foot. See the famous Wall Street strip,first home of the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, current New York Stock Exchange, Word Trade Center Site and much more.
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Related 9-11 Memorial Tours Information
- Address: 80 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10006
- 9-11 Memorial
- 9/11 Memorial Museum
- Nearby: Wall Street, Financial District, One World Observatory NYC, Statue of Liberty, Battery Park City, City Hall, South Street Seaport