Just like many, if you’ve been affected by the September 11 events then you can visit the 9/11 Memoriam and its museum.
This memorial is a tribute to the 3000 people who died during the September 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington and in Shanksville.
The museum also includes the victims of the February 26th 1993 WTC attacks.
Recently opened on May 21, 2014, it displays many objects found in debris.
The 9/11 Museum will reopen on September 11.
The anniversary day reopening will be reserved for families of those killed in the 2001 and the 1993 World Trade Center attacks. The public will be able to visit starting on September 12th.
How is the Memorial conceived?
There are 2 large waterfalls and basins, which indicates the original emplacement of the Twin Towers.
The 9/11 Memorial is close by, you’ll notice it with its 400 oaks that surround both basins. The design is created in a spirit of hope and renewal.
The name of the victims of 1993 and 2001 attacks are written on bronze panels around the basins. It was designed this way to remember the many lives lost in the USA including the twin towers, one of the symbols of the New York City before the September 11 attacks.
What can you see at 9/11 Memorial Museum?
While visiting the 9/11 Museum, you will discover a number of personal effects found in debris including: shoes, glasses, wallets and I.D’s among other things.
There is also a larger wall with pictures of the 2983 men, women and children killed during September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 (6 victims) attacks.
You can listen to some audio recording including messages left on answering machines by New Yorkers stuck in the towers, the experience is deeply moving.
Where is the 9/11 Memorial located in New York?
The Memorial and the 9/11 Museum are both located on the twin towers original site in Lower Manhattan.
What’s the entrance fee for the 9/11 Memorial and the Museum?
The entrance at the Memorial is currently free.
However, there’s an entrance fee for the museum:
– $26 for adults
– $20 for senior citizens (+65)
– $15 for kids aged between 7 to 12 years old. $20 for Youg Adult (13-17).
– Free for children under 6
Good Tip: Free every Tuesday between 5 and 8 pm (last entrance at 7 pm)
Beware, you can only reserve tickets 2 weeks in advance for Tuesday, space is limited.
What are the opening hours?
The 9/11 Memorial is open everyday from 7:30 a.m to 9:00 p.m.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open everyday from 9 am to 8 pm between, and from 9a.m to 9p.m on Saturday and Sunday.
Every year on September 11, a private commemoration ceremony for 9/11 families is held on the Memorial. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is closed to the public throughout the day. Beginning at 3:00 p.m., the 9/11 Memorial is open to the public until midnight. A special viewing of Tribute in Light will illuminate the New York City sky just south of the Memorial site. Tribute in Light will shine from dusk on September 11 through dawn the next day, it is best seen when it is completely dark.
When and where can you reserve your admission Museum tickets?
Book your tickets on the Memorial and Museum website: http://visit.911memorial.org/WebStore/shop/
However, if you want to save money to visit NYC, note that most of Passes includes the 9/11 Museum like the New York City Pass and the New York Pass.
Can we enter the Museum without booking on the website?
Without any entrance tickets you can still enter the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Even if you reserve online and pick the day and time of your visit, you can still get your tickets last minute.
However, just like I mentioned earlier, waiting lines for those who already purchased their tickets online are shorter and faster than if you just show up last minute. 🙂
Can we make a donation to the memorial?
Yes it’s possible! You’ll see several urns inside the Memorial and the Museum if you wish to deposit extra $$$.
Is the Memorial site crowded?
Yes, there are always a lot of people but honestly you can always seat on benches or close to basins and take respectful photographs.
Additional photos of the 9/11 Memorial
A time lapse video of the One World Trade Center construction: