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9/11 Tour with a NYPD Detective

New York, United States

Experience hosted by John

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 10 people
Includes tickets

What you'll do

The Ground Zero walking tour (skip-the-line tickets included!) begins at St Paul’s Chapel (the Little Chapel that stood), a historic chapel which is located less than 100 yards from the destroyed twin towers. The chapel survived intact and became a haven for rescue workers in the days after the attacks. The Walking Tour includes:
St. Peter Catholic Church and the 9/11 Cross
The twin reflecting pools inscribed with the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died on September 11, 2001, and in its precursor attack on February 26, 1993. The pools mark the spots where the twin towers once stood.
Firefighter’s 9/11 Memorial The Bronze FDNY 9/11 Memorial Wall, a 56-foot long bronze sculpture that shows firefighters battling the smoldering towers, located on the side of New York City’s famed fire station “10 House”
Winter Garden
Survivor Tree A Callery pear tree became known as the Survivor Tree after enduring the September 11, 2001 terror attacks at the World Trade Center

After the tour you will be able to enter the museum with pre-reserved priority entrance tickets.
Other things to note
Dress for NYC weather. We will be walking a bit!
The Ground Zero walking tour (skip-the-line tickets included!) begins at St Paul’s Chapel (the Little Chapel that stood), a historic chapel which is located less than 100 yards from the destroyed twin towers. The chapel survived intact and became a haven for rescue workers in the days after the attacks. The Walking Tour includes:
St. Peter Catholic Church and the 9/11 Cross
The twin reflecting pools inscribed with the names of the nearl…

What's included

  • Tickets
    9/11 Museum tickets

Meet your host, John

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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John Coghlan joined the New York City Police Department in July of 1986 and retired as a Detective in July 2003. He was a first responder on Sept 11, 2001 and worked as part of the rescue and clean up teams at the World Trade Center. John is a licensed tour guide, born and raised in New York City. During this walking tour of all the key locations associated with 9/11, he will share personal stories and intimate recollections about the day that changed America forever.
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Where you'll be

St Paul’s Chapel (the Little Chapel that stood), a historic chapel which is located less than 100 yards from the destroyed twin towers. The chapel survived intact and became a haven for rescue workers in the days after the attacks
Victoria
March 2020
Wow. Just wow. We learned so much on this tour. John had the background and knowledge and first-hand experience with 9/11. I would not recommend any other 9/11 tour - you MUST take this one!!!!!
Ina
March 2020
This was a really great tour! John is a great storyteller and a very nice guy:-). He made this experience a five star! Highly reccomend this tour !!
Suzanne
March 2020
I had looked forward to seeing the 9/11 Memorial and museum and finding a former NYPD police officer/detective who was actually present and involved in the evacuation, search and rescue operations made the experience better than I could have imagined. John also gave some unique insights into the city at that time and challenges faced by the various city services. I would absolutely recommend this experience. If you do no other guided tour experience while in NY city, go with John to the Memorial.
I had looked forward to seeing the 9/11 Memorial and museum and finding a former NYPD police officer/detective who was actually present and involved in the evacuation, search and r…
Logan
February 2020
John was phenomenal. Seriously, don;t think twice, book this now! I don't know of a better person to be able to give such personal touch to such a tough time in American history.
Craig
February 2020
John was fantastic. Makes it all that more real that he was there that day. He did a great job tailoring the tour to our kids, 12 and 8. Highly recommend his tour!
沙織
February 2020
John’s is so knowledgeable and clearly.He often talked about details.I could imagine there and then.If you want to know more and more, you may join this tour.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.