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World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial

On September 11, 2001, the world was shocked by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings. The lives of 2,977 people were lost that day in New York City, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon. 

As a tribute to those who lost their lives that day, a memorial was built on the grounds of the former World Trade Center. Walk the grounds and tour the museum to honor the fateful day that changed America forever.

History of the Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial was designed and built to honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks. However, it also honors the countless number of survivors of the attack as well as the families who lost their loved ones. 

The Memorial was designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker on the World Trade Center complex. It includes two waterfall pools that are rimmed by the names of the victims of the attack, a museum, and a plaza with over 400 white oak trees.

The Memorial was opened on September 11, 2011 on the ten year anniversary of the attacks. 

Information & Hours 

The 9/11 Memorial is open to the public 7 days a week and is free for all. If visitors wish to see the Museum, there is an admission fee of $18-$26. Visitors can purchase tickets online

Be sure to see all the attractions in the complex including the waterfall pools, the Survivor Tree, the museum, and the 9/11 Memorial Glade. 

Expert tours as well as virtual tours are available for those who want.  

Family members of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will always receive free admission to the museum and grounds. Contact the family member visitor information page to plan your visit to the memorial. 
Everyone should visit this beautiful memorial & museum, at least once in their life! It was very emotional, as I can remember exactly where I was on September 11, 2001. My family visited New York, the summer of 2019. It was amazing! We hit all the top “must sees.” We saved the 9/11 Memorial & Museum for the last day. It’s a very emotional place where you’ll feel blessed to live in the USA, while also feeling very taken back, by the tragedy of 9/11. A place that helps you understand the magnitude of how many precious lives that were lost; including many lives of our first responders, trying to save as many lives as possible. It’s a place that made me even more proud to be an American! God bless those whose lives were lost, & the families & friends of those people as well.🇺🇸 🕯#ALWAYSREMEMBERNEVERFORGET🕯
Carla B - Google
We had planned to go to the memorial in our short stay in NYC. But we didn't know about the museum. We made changes to spend the morning at the museum and were glad we did. It was well done and helped us remember that tragic day in 2001. If you have time at all, make sure to make time for this. It's pricey but worth it. My wife and I thought it was such a great memorial showing honor to all those that lost their lives.
Jason H - Google
Beautiful museum! It was an unforgettable experience. Made me tear up watching short clips of 9/11 and all the pictures of the twin towers. I went for a school trip and it was a very educational and emotional experience. I recommend this museum
Abby G - Google