Two people have their backs to the camera as they stand on the plaza and crane their necks up at One World Trade Center. One person has their arm around the other.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

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 tour focuses on different aspects of the 9/11 story. Museum tour participants get expedited entry into the Museum. All tours are in English, unless noted, and are intended for adult and teenage visitors. All tours include Museum admission.

Museum Tour (60 minutes)

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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.

Early Access Museum Tour (60 minutes)

Birds eye view of Memorial Hall with a group of people touring the Museum
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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.

Memorial + Museum Tour (90 minutes)

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The only tour that includes BOTH the Memorial and Museum. This indoor/outdoor tour examines what happened on 9/11; explores the history, rebuilding, and behind-the-scenes design of the site; and highlights the stories of those affected by the attacks. Participants receive expedited Museum entry. Seasonal (March–December).


Youth & Family Tour (45 minutes)

Young people engaged in a Museum tour

An age-appropriate tour that helps young people learn what happened on 9/11 and how people responded in the aftermath of the attacks. Tailored to visitors with children, the tour visits the Museum’s key spaces and includes an art activity honoring the lives of the victims. 

Private Tours

Personalize your Museum visit by taking a private tour with an experienced guide. For more information or to book, email

Private Tours in Spanish

Reserve a private Museum tour in Spanish. Now available on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For more information or to book, email

Safety Procedures

In addition to all safety procedures required by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum for visitors, our tours will include listening devices to allow for social distancing.