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  • Address: One Liberty Plaza
  • Admission: Memorial entry is free, but museum entry is not.

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9/11 Memorial & Museum

The defining moment of America's last decade is burned into our collective imaginations: the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when New York's World Trade Center crashed to the ground. Ten years later, in the spot where the Twin Towers fell, a memorial to all those lost that day (including at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Penn.), as well as those killed in the 1993 bombing, was unveiled in a solemn ceremony.

At the 9/11 Memorial (which can be visited without tickets or reservations, free of charge, as of May 2014) you will certainly be moved. Taking up eight acres of the World Trade Center grounds, the site features the names of the 2,983 people who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, and Feb. 26, 1993, etched in bronze. 

On the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website is a search bar where visitors can type in a name, flight number or affiliation to find a particular name and learn where it is etched around the north and south pools. These reflecting pools, each an acre in size and accompanied by waterfalls, are another highlight of the memorial, standing where the Twin Towers once resided. Hundreds of trees also shade the plaza.

The highly anticipated 9/11 Museum also opened in May 2014 with a mission to "bear solemn witness to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and Feb. 26, 1993.” Encompassing 110,000 square feet, exhibits range from original artifacts and emotional stories of the people who lost their lives to multimedia displays. Visitors can walk down the very staircase used by workers to escape the fire on 9/11, read touching messages of remembrance, hear voicemail messages left by the victims to loved ones and more. Just make sure to bring tissues, as you’ll undoubtedly leave with a heavy heart. 

Practical Info

While admission to the 9/11 Memorial is free, tickets to the 9/11 Museum are $24 for adults; $18 for seniors ages 65 and up, U.S. veterans and U.S. college students; $15 for youth ages 7 to 17; and free to 9/11 family members, rescue and recovery workers and museum members.

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Viator VIP: Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Memorial

4.5 star rating: Recommended 837 Reviews

Experience New York City like an insider on this action-packed VIP tour that includes early access to the Empire State Building, skip-the-line entry to the ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.00

9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour with Optional 9/11 Museum Upgrade

4.5 star rating: Recommended 575 Reviews

Gain a deeper understanding of the events surrounding the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the acts of heroism that rallied a ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 1.5 hours for the tour; allow 2-4 hours for the 9/11 Museum if option is selected

From USD $35.00

Viator Exclusive: Statue of Liberty Monument Access and 9/11 Memorial

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 442 Reviews

Enjoy an in-depth experience of two top New York City attractions with this special-access tour, a Viator Exclusive available nowhere else. Learn about the ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Guided tour 2 hours; self-guided 3-5 hours

From USD $59.99

New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise including 9/11 Museum Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 454 Reviews

Take the express route to the new National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City on a one-day hop-on-hop-off cruise through New York Harbor. Your ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $54.99

World Trade Center Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 552 Reviews

The World Trade Center once stood tall and prominent, one of the world’s largest financial complexes and a symbol of New York City. This New York City walking ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2.5 or 3-hours

From USD $25.00

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