National September 11 Memorial & Museum

American flag with sign saying National September 11 Memorial Museum

Skip the Line Admission to 9/11 Memorial Museum

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Remembering One of America’s Darkest Days

Located at ground zero, the site of the former World Trade Center in New York City, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum commemorates the lives lost in the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

Centerpiece of the memorial are two massive pools, each about an acre in size, that sit in the footprints of the former Twin Towers. Waterfalls cascade down the sides of the pools, and the names of all 3,000 victims of the September 11 attacks are inscribed around the edges.

Ground Zero with the names of victims at the memorial
One of the two reflecting pools, carrying the names of all the lives that were lost in the attacks.

The Museum

While the Memorial is free to visit, tickets are required to enter the museum, which is located right underneath the Memorial plaza. The Museum tells the story of the September 11 attacks through artifacts, first-person accounts, as well as multimedia displays.

Exhibited items include some of the charred remains of the twin towers, damaged vehicles from the streets of Manhattan, as well as various pieces of equipment that were used in the large-scale rescue mission.

First person accounts of one of the darkest day in recent American history can be observed through a collection of images, videos and audio recordings.

Victims, survivors and their families are a major focal point of the museum’s exhibitions. Their individual stories can be followed in the museum’s archive, where personal stories, letters and documents are kept.

Visiting the September 11 Memorial & Museum is a powerful and moving experience, one that is not to be missed.

One World Trade Center

Efforts to rebuild the destroyed complex were swift to arise, with multiple ideas being put forward as to how the new World Trade Center could look, while also commemorating the tragedy that befell the former twin towers. Eventually, construction of the One World Trade Center began in 2006 and took eight years to complete.

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180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007

Opening hours

Wed - Mon: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The memorial is free of charge
The museum charges an admission fee
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