Experience a Tour

Experience a Tour

The best way to experience the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is through an expert-led tour. Visitors gain a deeper understanding about what happened on 9/11 and those affected through compelling artifacts and stories. 

Tours explore both the Museum and the Memorial, and each program highlights different aspects of the 9/11 story. 

All programs are in English and are intended for adult and teenage visitors, unless noted. For private tours, call (212) 266-5200.

Visitors observe the Ladder 3 FDNY truck.

Museum Tour (60 minutes)

Gain a deeper understanding of 9/11, the lead-up to the attacks and their continuing global significance in the essential tour of the Museum’s key spaces.

A guide leads a tour in the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Early Access Museum Tour (60 minutes)

Experience the Museum before it opens to the public in this intimate morning tour. During this tour, the story of 9/11 is told through monumental artifacts and the stories of those affected by the attacks. Offered daily before the crowds arrive from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

A guide leads a tour on the 9/11 Memorial.

Memorial Tour (45 minutes)

Learn about 9/11 and its victims, the World Trade Center, and the symbolism behind the Memorial’s design. This rain-or-shine tour is not offered in January and February.

A guide leads a tour on the 9/11 Memorial.

Memorial + Museum Tour (90 minutes)

Examine what happened on 9/11, explore the history, rebuilding, and behind-the-scenes design of the site, and learn the stories of those affected by the attacks in this comprehensive tour of both the outdoor Memorial and Museum. Participants receive expedited entry into the Museum, Coat Check, and a screening of Rebirth at Ground Zero.

A guide leads a tour on the 9/11 Memorial.

Youth and Family Tour (60 minutes)

Visiting with kids? Join this age-appropriate program that explores the design of the Memorial, the events of 9/11 and how we commemorate the attacks. The program includes a tour of the Memorial and Museum and an accompanying interactive activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Offered April 22 to April 26, and in summer months. All tour participants must have a ticket.

Para tours en Espanol, póngase en contacto con el departamento de ventas al (212) 266-5200.