NewYork.com: 'Memorial Tour with Museum Admission'

NewYork.com: 'Memorial Tour with Museum Admission'

9/11 Memorial tour guide tells visitors about the Memorial. (Photo by Jin Lee)

Tickets are now available on NewYork.com for the official 9/11 Memorial Guided Tour, whcih also includes admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

The 9/11 Memorial began offering guided tours of the Memorial in April. These tours allow visitors to explore the symbolism behind its design, the historical significance of the World Trade Center and what happened on 9/11. The 45-minute tour includes a walk through of the memorial plaza with an experienced tour guide retelling what happened on 9/11 and the stories of those who were lost.

“Our focus is twofold; primarily we want to honor the lives of the thousands of victims, while simultaneously providing the historical context of the 9/11 terrorist attacks,” said 9/11 Memorial tour guide Aleksandr Ustin. “With discussing how these horrific attacks unfolded more than 13 years ago, it’s vital that we not forget that those individuals here that morning were everyday people like you and I – sharing unique personalities, common interest and hobbies.”

The official 9/11 Memorial Tour is offered starting at 11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. 

By Claire Gallo, 9/11 Memorial Communications Intern