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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, known as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, is an educational and historical institution that commemorates the September 11, 2001 attacks, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
The memorial is located where the Twin Towers once stood at the World Trade Center site. It occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site and features the two biggest manmade waterfalls ever constructed in North America, and two reflecting pools. The names of the victims are inscribed into bronze panels surrounding the pools and the white oak trees that surround the plaza give the memorial area a sense of calm from the bustling metropolis.
The 9/11 Museum, honors the victims of the attacks through videos, audios, and personal stories of those who experienced these tragic events. It features guided tours, exhibitions, and the displays artifacts, including large steel pieces of the facade of the original North Tower.
The Museum is open to the public every day of the week and tickets can be reserved online on the Museum’s website. On Tuesdays, free tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis, after 4:00 pm.
Displayed artifacts and tributes
“May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance and intolerance.” -Memorial.org
Daily, 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
9/11 Memorial Museum
Sun - Thu, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., last entry at 6 p.m.
Fri and Sat, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., last entry at 7 p.m.
Note: An average visit takes approximately two hours.
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