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World Trade Center Memorial Twilight Tour

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St. Paul's Chapel

205 Broadway

Located between Vesey & Fulton Streets

New York, NY 10007

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The World Trade Center Memorial in New York City, site of the September 11th attacks is visited by over four million people a year. It is both incredibly sad and ultimately an emotionally and spiritually uplifting experience

In the early evening, when the site is more peaceful, and the crowds are smaller, the experience tends to be more poignant and personal.

You will meet your guide at 6 PM in front of Saint Paul’s Chapel. There you will learn the significance of the Church, the three miracles that preserved the church and its role in the aftermath of the attacks.

Then you will walk to the rear of the building and see the Bell of Hope, a gift from the City of London that is rung but once a year at the moment that Flight #11 hit Tower #1.

After a short discussion, you'll move onto the site to see the completed construction and rebirth of the WTC. You will enter the Oculus, the new transportation hub on the WTC site, the building is unique in its design and connects all the other buildings and transportation options. You will be amazed at the scale of this new landmark.

Emerging from the Oculus, you will proceed over to the Fireman's Memorial to pay your respect to the brave, selfless fireman and other first responders that paid the ultimate price for their heroism on the 11th.

From there, you will cross Greenwich Street and set foot for the first time on the Memorial grounds. There you will stand at the parapet surrounding the waterfall where Tower #2 stood.

Incised into the bronze tablets that surround the memorial pool are the names of the people murdered on that day in WTC 2. Your guide will explain what you are seeing and will add her or his personal story to the experience.

You will then walk over to to the Survivor Tree and learn how this lone tree symbolizes the resilience and rebirth of the City and the WTC site. Near the Survivor Tree, a new memorial is being constructed to honor the sacrifices of the first responders. From that point, you'll head over to the Memorial pool where Tower 1 stood. Again, you will see the names of some of the 2996 people murdered in the attacks.

With your guide, you'll then cross West Street and enter Brookfield Place, where you'll be first surprised by the sixteen tall Washingtonia palm trees standing in the atrium. There is much to be said about this space, and your guide will explain how it was affected by the attacks.

Then, without leaving the atrium, you will walk into the American Express building to see the Memorial of the Eleven Tears which honors the employees of Amex who perished on the 94th floor of the North Tower.

It is there that your tour will end.

There are many dining options both in Brookfield Place and in the Oculus. You might want to stay after the tour and explore them on your own. Your guide will be glad to assist you in navigating the site or perhaps returning to your hotel.

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St. Paul's Chapel

205 Broadway

Located between Vesey & Fulton Streets

New York, NY 10007

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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