9-11 Memorial Museum

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Opened May 21, 2014 – Artifacts, Memorials, Homage

About the 9-11 Memorial Museum

The 9-11 Memorial Museum sits between the two reflecting pools of the 9-11 Memorial, which are set in the original footprints of the Twin Towers. The Museum charges an admission fee to cover operating costs, while the Memorial remains free. Museum tickets include the 9-11 Memorial. It is highly recommended you make advance reservations, as there is a timed reservation system to ensure maximum visitation and security. The Museum offers a Free Admission night on Tuesday evenings 5pm – 8pm.

9-11 Memorial Ground Zero

The 9-11 Memorial Museum offers 110,000 square feet of exhibition space and is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site, next to the 9-11 Memorial. Visitors enter the museum through a pavilion between the memorial’s two pools. Within the building’s glass atrium are two huge steel tridents from the original Twin Towers.

The Museum tells the story of 9-11-01 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. The lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks will be commemorated as visitors have the opportunity to learn about the men, women, and children we lost on that fateful day.


Visiting the 9-11 Memorial Museum

9/11 Memorial Museum- NYC Insider Tips
  • Reservations for 9-11 Memorial Museum tickets must be made at 9-11 Memorial Museum or 911memorial.org. Timed ticketing for same-day visits to the Museum may also be available at the box office. Museum tickets include a free reservation to the 9-11 Memorial.
  • The Museum Admission Fee, along with optional guided tours of both the Museum and Memorial are available through several packages. Consider a guided 9-11 Memorial Tour, if you are interested in a personal escort and stories or want to combine a 9-11 Memorial visit with other downtown sightseeing options, such as Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty.
  • NEW! Both New York CityPASS and New York Pass now offer the 9-11 Memorial and Museum as an attraction choice.
  • The Museum charges an admission fee, but offers free admission Tuesday evenings 5pm – 8pm, on a reservation-only basis.

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9-11 Memorial Museum Exhibits

The Museum is organized in three parts: the Day of 9/11, Before 9/11, and After 9/11. Together, they tell the story of the events leading up to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the downing of Flight 93. There are also a number of short film presentations, ranging from interviews with world leaders about 9/11’s impact to time-lapse footage of the renewal of the World Trade Center site. 

The Historical Exhibition (Day of) tells the story of what happened on 9-11, including the events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and the story of Flight 93.

The Memorial Exhibition (After) honors the victims of the attacks of 2001 and 1993. Portraits of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children whose lives were ended by these attacks convey the scope and scale of loss.

Foundation Hall (Before) is a room of massive scale and soaring height. Here, the "slurry wall," a surviving retaining wall of the original World Trade Center that withstood the devastation of 9/11, is presented as a testament to survival and determination. Against this backdrop will be the "Last Column," 36-feet high and covered with mementos, memorial inscriptions, and missing posters placed there by ironworkers, rescue personnel, and others.

9-11 Memorial Museum

The Museum’s growing collection of diverse materials includes artifacts, photographs, audio and video tapes, personal effects and memorabilia, expressions of tribute and remembrance, recorded testimonies and digital files and websites related to the history of the World Trade Center, the events of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, and the repercussions of these seismic attacks.

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The 9-11 Memorial Museum Mission

The mission of the 9-11 Memorial Museum, located at the World Trade Center site, is to bear solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The Museum honors the nearly 3,000 victims of these attacks and all those who risked their lives to save others.

It further recognizes the thousands who survived and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath.

Demonstrating the consequences of terrorism on individual lives and its impact on communities at the local, national, and international levels, the Museum attests to the triumph of human dignity over human depravity and affirms an unwavering commitment to the fundamental value of human life.

Source: https://www.911memorial.org/mission

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9-11 Memorial Museum Info and Prices

  • Reservations for 9/11 Memorial Museum tickets must be made online or by phone. Timed ticketing for same-day visits to the Museum may also be available at the box office. More Info: www.911memorial.org or 9-11 Memorial Museum.
  • Museum tickets include a free reservation to the 9-11 Memorial.
  • General Admission: Adults $24; Seniors 65 and older $18; US College students $18 ; US Veterans $18; Youth (7-17) $15
  • Free Admission Tuesday evenings 5pm – 8pm. Last entry at 7pm. A limited number of tickets are available for online reservation two weeks in advance of each Tuesday evening..
  • Additional Discounts for 9-11 Family Members, Museum Members, 9-11 Rescue and Recovery Workers, U.S. Military, FDNY, NYPD and PAPD.
  • Address: 180 Greenwich St New York, NY 10006

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