The 9/11 Tribute Museum offers visitors a historic timeline, celebrates the community, honors the aftermath of rescue and recovery and shares a personal memorial tribute from 9/11 families.

Experience the remarkable personal stories of survival, loss and healing from those who were there, and discover the tremendous spirit of resilience and service that arose after the attacks.  Hear perspectives from firefighters, police officers, survivors and family members as they give their personal accounts of these life-changing events.  Witness never before seen video and recovered artifacts that engage children to remember and take action to shape the future.  

The 9/11 Tribute Museum historical exhibitions share the first person perspective of people who experienced 9/11. Learn about the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations, the rebuilding of communities, be inspired by personal journeys of healing and the unprecedented acts of generosity from around the world. From darkness to light, exhibitions begin with the history of Lower Manhattan, recount the events of 9/11, artifacts represent the rescue and recovery, hear the stories of those who were there along with a tribute of remembrance.  

Museum artifacts, testimonies from survivors, rescue and recovery workers and family members share the powerful response of a nation changed. Discover the tremendous spirit of resilience and service that arose after the attacks. Create your own legacy tribute with a pledge of community service to make the world a better place. Museum exhibitions are self-guided approximately 45 minutes.

Exhibits are geared for students to appreciate the historical significance and civic response. Artifacts, photos and videos engage children to remember and take action to shape the future. The 9/11 Tribute Museum is praised by teachers for sharing the story and engaging students. 

The 9/11 Tribute Museum (formerly known as the 9/11 Tribute Center) was founded in 2006 by the September 11th Families Association a non-profit organization. All proceeds benefit educational programs, historical preservation and support for the 9/11 community. 


Lower Manhattan: Where the World Meets
Surrounded on three sides by water, the tip of Manhattan has drawn people from around the world for more than 400 years. This small strip of land has long been at the center of the global trade in goods, services, and ideas, affecting individual lives and influencing the course of national and global events.

September 11, 2001 Gallery
Video footage from the morning of September 11, 2001 shows the tragedy of the terrorist attacks and events that changed the world. Students who have no first-hand memory of the day learn about the events that shocked a nation and challenged the world. Artifacts, photographs, audio and video reveal powerful perspectives and personal accounts of the day.

Response & Recovery Gallery
From the moment the attacks began, people’s most human desire to help proved stronger than their fears. People put personal safety aside and rushed toward the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to offer help.

Storytelling Gallery
Hear the stories and meet the family members who lost loved ones, survivors, NYPD, FDNY, and PAPD first responders, recovery workers, volunteers, and residents. Listen to their first-person experiences and learn about their inspirational journeys of healing.

Remembrance Room
More than two thousand images chosen by family members create a living memorial for visitors to see and feel the vibrancy of the lives of the victims as well as the enormity of the loss.

Rebuilding & Remembering Gallery
As months turned into years, the communities and individuals affected by the September 11th attacks experienced many different personal journeys of challenge and healing. Strengthened by the resilience they had found in themselves and each other, they began re-envisioning their lives, rebuilding their communities, and transforming the landscapes of Lower Manhattan, Arlington, Virginia, and Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

Service to the World
Inspired by the generosity and kindness they received from all over the world, members of the 9/11 community have changed their own lives by reaching out to help others, developing foundations and service initiatives.

Seeds of Service Gallery
Being a responsible citizen in our global community means finding ways, both large and small, to make that community a better place. Visitors are invited to plant a seed of service by supporting an issue, making a donation or contributing their skills to a good cause.

Did You Know

  • The 9/11 Tribute Museum offers guided walking tours that are led by volunteers who were directly affected by the September 11th.

  • Visitors are able to hear stories and first hand accounts from the tragedy that occurred in 2001.

How To Get There

  • A, C, 4, 5, J to Fulton Street

  • 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall Street

  • W, R, 1 to Cortlandt Street

  • W, R, 1 to Rector Street

  • 2, 3 to Park Place

  • E to World Trade Center


Make The Most Of Your New York Pass

- Admission to the 9/11 Tribute Museum is normally $15.

- The New York Pass grants you free admission to the 9/11 Tribute Museum plus over 100 attractions in New York City.

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Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

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92 Greenwich Street New York, NY 10006


(212) 393-9160