Despite rain, wind and cold, guide pointed out and explained so many things; very informative and answered all questions.
Walk in the footsteps of 911 firefighters and survivors
Hear the stories of World Trade Center attack from a local guide
Learn about the new One World Trade/Freedom Tower skyscraper
Proceeds from the walking tour support the FDNY Foundation
Learn about the incredible firefighters who rushed to Ground Zero during the 911 attacks and the people who survived the World Trade Center’s collapse on this emotionally moving walking tour through Lower Manhattan. Discover how WTC’s gleaming new skyscraper, Freedom Tower, was designed and built. Led by a local guide, proceeds from this tour go to the non-profit Fire Department of New York Foundation.
Starting at the historical St. Paul's Chapel, the little chapel that withstood the destruction of the events of 911, you'll learn its ties to the birth of our nation. 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.
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
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
Absolutely worth while. Museum, and observation deck: both wonderful. The museum is so very well done... the history, the stories, the remnants, the photos, movies,everything. Give yourself a minimum of two hours, three is better. Outside, the two fountains and the survivors tree are lovely....More
What a wonderful few hours we had on this tour today. Frank was waiting for us, and greeted us with a really lovely welcome. He was so knowledgeable, and always respectful of my mums slightly limited mobility, always checking she was happy. He had some...More