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  • Address: One Liberty Plaza
  • Admission: $24

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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.

Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, which can be visited without tickets or reservations, will certainly be moved. Covering eight acres of the World Trade Center grounds and including a grove of white oak trees, 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 around the two manmade waterfall pools that are set within the footprints of the fallen towers. 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.

The highly anticipated 9/11 Museum 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, the incredibly comprehensive exhibits include original artifacts and emotional stories of the people who lost their lives, as well as video screenings and actual pieces of the original towers. Visitors can walk down the very staircase used by workers to escape the buildings on 9/11, read touching messages of remembrance, hear voicemail messages left by the victims to loved ones and more. You’ll undoubtedly leave with a heavy heart.

Practical Info

While admission to the 9/11 Memorial Plaza 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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9/11 Memorial Guided Tour

September 11, 2001 is another date that will live in infamy. This 45-minute guided tour of the 9/11 Memorial, led by a staff member from the 9/11 Memorial ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.00

9/11 Memorial Museum Admission

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The 9/11 Memorial Museum in Lower Manhattan preserves the history of the attacks on the World Trade Center, and documents the significance of those events ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: Timed entry; flexible length of stay

From USD $24.00

World Trade Center Walking Tour

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

All-Access 9/11 Experience: Ground Zero Tour, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory

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This all-access experience includes a 1.5-hour guided tour of Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial, plus entry to the 9/11 Museum and One World Observatory.  ...  Read more

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

From USD $109.00

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