The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum commemorates the victims of the tragic plane attacks to the twin towers in September of 2001 as well as the victims from February 26, 1993.

The memorial is located on the grounds of the World Trade Center and honors the 2,983 people that were killed in the attacks. The Memorial consists of two reflecting pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers and a plaza of trees, including the Survivor Tree which was damaged in the attack but was nursed back to health. When you visit the Museum, you'll get an in depth look at the story of 9/11 through artifacts that range in scale from the monumental to the intimate, while presenting stories of loss, compassion, reckoning and recovery. There are many touching testimonies provided by the families of the victims from September 11th and you will also discover some first hand accounts from survivors.


The Permanent Collection

Along with the featured exhibitions at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, there is also a permanent collection consisting of items dontated as well as a miraculous account from a survivor named John Stiastny.

Foundation Hall

The museum's largest room is 15,000 square feet and goes by the name of Foundation Hall. The ceiling is up to 60 feet off the ground and the room also contains a wall that was specifically built just to hold off the Hudson River.


Somewhat of a starting point, the Pavilion provides a beautiful scenery for you as you gaze into both of the memorial pools on the North and South end. There are many other visual treats from the Pavilion as visitors also see the 80 foot columns known as the Tridents and the International Flags which display over 180 United Nations states which once were hanging in the lobby of the old Twin Towers before the attack.

  • Explore the exhibitions within the 110,000 square foot space of the memorial and museum.

  • See collections of photographs that tell various stories from the tragedies to the towers.

  • Interactive technology that will show visuals and answer questions about 9/11.

  • Some of the exhibits in the past have also created juxtapositions such as the 'Before 9/11' and 'After 9/11' displays that looked at the effects of February 26, 1993 as well as September 11, 2001. 

Did You Know

  • A large portion of the building is actually located underneathe the ground.

  • The museum holds over 10,000 artifacts. (including wrecked vehicles and scraps)

  • There are more than 2,000 first hand oral recordings from 9/11.

  • The museum contains interactive tables that display photographs as well as family testimonies.

  • The memorial and museum occupy approximately 8 acres of the original World Trade Center site.

How To Get There

  • A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, or 5 trains to Fulton Street

  • 2 or 3 trains to Park Place

  • M5 Southbound: Exit the bus on Broadway and Thames Street 

  • M5 Northbound: Exit the buds at Trinity Place and Rector Street 

  • M20 Southbound: Exit on South End Avenue between Liberty Street and Albany Street 

  • M22 Southbound: Exit on Vesey Street between North End Avenue and West Street

Make The Most Of Your New York Pass

- Entry to the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum normally costs $26.00

- The New York Pass grants you free entry to the museum plus over 100 attractions in New York City.

- With the New York Pass, your entrance is completely free.

- You'll notice the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is also close to these attractions (9/11 Tribute Center, Clipper City Tall Ship Cruises, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, The Big Bus Desk at Century 21) 

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Monday 9am-8pm
Tuesday 9am-8pm
Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday 9am-8pm
Friday 9am-9pm
Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday 9am-8pm
Last Admission: 2 hours prior to close.

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180 Greenwich St. World Trade Center New York, NY 10007