9/11 Museum

The 9/11 Museum Overview

The 9/11 terrorist strikes have taken many numerous civilian lives lost as a result of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon being attacked on September 11, 2001. This trip brings you to the 9/11 Monument, erected in memory of the lost lives. You can pay your respects to the victims while learning about the sequence of circumstances leading up to the attack and how it affected people all across the world. Visitors to the Museum have the opportunity to understand the truth of the 9/11 attacks, the ground-breaking rescue and recovery effort, and the reconstruction of Lower Manhattan and people's lives.

The Museum connects visitors who want to learn about the historic events of 9/11 with those who experienced them through video, artifacts, and "Person to Person History." The visitor learns about the amazing spirit of fortitude and service that developed in the wake of the attacks and is inspired to continue that spirit's legacy by volunteering and doing good deeds in their own communities.

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We offer you the 9/11 Tribute Museum and 9/11 Memorial Audio Package, wherein you gain insights into the aftermath, browse through the fallens’ archives, and hear stories of the events that occurred on flight 93 from an audiobook. Discover the facts and effects of the attack by visiting the museum's three main sections: Before 9/11, the Day of 9/11, and After 9/11. You can take part in this Memorial Site Tour to pay your respects to the deceased.

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History of 9/11 Museum

To raise funds and manage the design and construction of the 911 memorial, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, originally the World Trade Centre Memorial Foundation, was founded. Following the 9/11 attacks, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) was created to coordinate the area's rehabilitation. On May 30th, 2002, all of the debris—more than a million tonnes of steel and concrete—was removed. On April 1st, 2003, LMDC announced a fresh international design competition for the WTC Memorial Site. The final design for the memorial and museum was unveiled in December 2004.

The 9/11 Museum's dedication event for the victims' families was held on May 15, 2014, once construction was fully finished. The museum was formally opened to the public on May 21, 2014. A group of 24 police officers unfurled the National 9/11 Flag before being brought into the museum for an ongoing exhibition at 911 Memorial.

Design of the 9/11 Museum

A museum was envisioned following the 2001 assault as a way to memorialize and pay tribute to those who perished. The 110,000-square-foot 9/11 Museum, which was created by David Brody, is located roughly 70 feet below the surface. A deconstructivist-designed pavilion serves as the entrance to the museum. To depict the 9/11 attacks, Snøhetta designed a pavilion for the 9/11 Museum that looks like a partially collapsed structure. The Twin Towers are represented by two tridents in this pavilion, and the Hudson River, which was unharmed throughout the attack, is shown by a slurry wall on one of the museum's walls. The 9/11 Museum was created to stir up memories of the tragedy without upsetting the loved ones of the dead or the first responders. 

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Exhibits of 9/11 Museum

Survivors’ Stairs

During the 9/11 incident, the Survivors' Stairs gave hundreds of those trying to leave the World Trade Centre site an unhindered passage. These stairs are still present at the edge of the elevated trade centre plaza where they were first built. These precise stairs are still used today by tourists to get from the access ramp to the main exhibition level.

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Memorial Hall

Two pieces of art are housed at Memorial Hall, which is situated between images of the Twin Towers. You may read a remark that Tom Joyce created from the WTC's recovered steel inside the Memorial Hall. The quotation refers to the museum's pledge to honour the thousands of victims of the attacks. It is surrounded by a panoramic mosaic made of colored paper panels by Spencer Finch.

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Foundation Hall

The largest room in the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, which is next to the site of the North Tower, is called Foundation Hall. Additionally, a part of the slurry wall, a concrete retaining wall constructed to keep Hudson River water back while the World Trade Centre site was being dug, can be found here. After the 9/11 attacks, it was still standing.

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In Memoriam

 This memorial exhibit honours each attack victim within the footprint of the South Tower. The four walls of each room are covered with a floor-to-ceiling display of 2,983 portrait images of people from over 90 different countries, ranging in age from 21/2 to 85. Various artifact cases with displays of discovered items and activities that many of the victims were involved in can be found in the gallery's centre.

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September 11, 2001

The footprint of the North Tower contains this display. It is a historical display that recounts the minutest details of the 9/11 attacks while also examining key moments both before and after the attacks. It is divided into three sections: "Events of the Day," as they occurred, "Before 9/11," the historical background preceding the attacks. This also includes the 1993 bombing, and "After 9/11," the immediate aftermath until the completion of the recovery, and its effects.

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Know Before You Go 9/11 Museum

How to Reach
Essential Information
Tips to Visit

By Car:

From the city centre, use the Park Row and Broadway route; it will take you three minutes to get to the location.

By Walk:

The memorial is a 9-minute away from the city centre via Broadway and Dey Street.

By Bus:

You can take buses M55, M20, and M22 which will drop you at walking distance. The nearest bus stops are Broadway and Thames Street, Trinity Place and Rector Street, South End Avenue, and Vesey Street. 

By Ferry:

You can take a ferry from Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn and New Jersey. From there you can hire a taxi or a cab which will drop you off at the museum gate. 

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit the museum is in the morning between 10 am to 12 pm when there is less crowd and you can explore it without any rush. April to June are the best months to visit, as in these months the weather is pleasant with fewer tourists. 

Opening Hours:

Timings of 9/11 Museum are from Wednesdays to Mondays 10 AM - 5 PM.


The National September 11 Memorial Museum, 180 Greenwich Street

  • Children must purchase a child ticket in order to participate in this activity if they are over 8 years old. 
  • All participants must purchase an adult ticket, ages 13 to 64. 
  • Senior ticket pricing applies to participants 65 and above.
  • It is recommended to carry your passport or ID, which can be checked while entering the premises. 
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior as the latecomers are not allowed to enter. 

Here are some facts about 9/11 museum.

  • There are around 10000 artifacts related to the 9/11 horrifying event. 
  • Half of the museum was built underground. 
  • The museum still has a surviving wall i.e. “slurry wall”. 
  • Over 3 million people visit the museum on a daily basis. 

Things to Do Near the 9/11 Museum

One World Trade Centre

This building is the tallest in the United States. So, with 104 floors and a height of 541 meters, or 1,776 feet, the complex's highest structure was named One World Trade Center. With entry to the One World Observatory, a 3-story attraction on top of the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere, you can see New York City at your feet. Take the elevator to the 102nd level to see how the skyline of the city has virtually changed throughout the years. Discover how the tower was built while taking in the expansive views of the city and experiencing New York from completely another angle.

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St Joseph's Chapel Catholic Memorial at Ground Zero

The Catholic memorial is housed in the Chapel of St. Joseph, located on the south side of the North Cove boat basin in Battery Park City, across from the World Trade Center. Statues of St. Florian are for firefighters, those of St. Michael are for police, those of St. Joseph are for those who died in the building during the assaults and those who worked there for months later, and those of Mary Magdalene is for people who are grieving.

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Westfield World Trade Center

It is a shopping center at the WTC complex, It took the place of the Mall at the World Trade Center, the original World Trade Center's underground commercial mall that was demolished on September 11, 2001. Under the beautiful dome of the legendary Santiago Calatrava-built Oculus, this architectural wonder features 80+ fashion, health, beauty, lifestyle, and technology companies. A must-visit for someone who wants to shop at the massive shopping center.

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Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

The iconic NYC Greenway, also referred to as the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, is now open for walking. Visitors can hire bicycles from this sizable municipal park, which also has spots where they can have picnics and go on nature hikes. The park's highlights include the Grecian Temple, Little Red Lighthouse, and the Battery with a view of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. For individuals who like being outside, Stuyvesant Cove and Hudson River Park are both outstanding and access for everyone is free.

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FAQ's of 9/11 Museum

How long does it take to see the 9/11 Museum?

It takes about 3 hours in total to visit the 9/11 Museum. You get to pay your respects to the fallen, browse through the media archives of the ones who were attacked during the disaster, and also gain insights about the incident from an audiobook!

What is unique about the 9/11 Memorial Museum?

The permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum is a unique archive of tangible proof, first-hand accounts, and historical records of the reactions to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, as well as their continuing effects.

Is the 9/11 Museum worth visiting?

Yes, those who are up for an emotional experience should definitely visit. As a mark of respect, many individuals schedule trips to the museum. While in New York City, it is definitely worthwhile to visit the 9/11 Museum. The museum and memorial provide excellent insight into the lives lost on this day, and it is a remarkable tribute to this horrible occurrence.

What's inside the 9/11 Museum?

Inside 911 Museum you can visit the Last Column, which survived the attack, some specially created artwork, the Survivor's Stairs, which the victims used to flee the collapsing building, as well as many other reminders of the terrible day, in addition to the majority of the recovered materials from Ground Zero, kept in the building.

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