As a monument to human dignity, courage, and sacrifice, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum honors the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, recognizes the courage of those who survived, and salutes those who risked their lives to help others.

A woman is seen standing at the Memorial parapets at dusk.  She is standing alone with her back to the camera as she takes a photo.  
Photo by Dan Winters

Purchase Tickets

The Museum is currently open to the public six days a week (plus select Tuesdays) and requires advance ticket purchase. The Memorial is free and open to the public seven days a week; you may purchase our Outdoor Memorial Audio Guides during your visit. 

About Your Visit

Visitors are encouraged to explore the Museum at their own pace. Plan on spending at least 45 to 90 minutes here. Learn more about our events, how to get here, accessibility resources, visitor guidelines, and local partners offering visitor discounts

The Museum

The Museum is open Wednesday to Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last entry 5:30 p.m.).

A view from above shows visitors gathering around the Last Column, a thirty-six-foot-tall steel beam that was the last to be removed from Ground Zero. In the distance, visitors observe information about 9/11 projected on a wall.
Photo by Thinc Design

The 9/11 Memorial Museum serves as the country’s principal institution for examining the attacks of September 11, 2001 and documenting their continuing impact and significance.

The Memorial

The Memorial is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Water flows down four walls and disappears into a void at the center of a Memorial reflecting pool. Sunlight creates shadows on the pooled water.

The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance, honoring the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993.