What to Expect
The Museum’s 110,000 square feet of exhibition space is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site and tells the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives, and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. Tours, live talks, and daily film screenings demonstrate the impact of 9/11 and explore its continuing significance.
September 11, 2001
The historical exhibition tells the story of 9/11 using artifacts, images, first-person testimony, and archival audio and video recordings. The exhibition is made up of three parts: Events of the Day; Before 9/11, which provides the historical context leading up to the attacks; and After 9/11, which addresses the immediate aftermath and ongoing ramifications of 9/11.
Please note: The historical exhibition may not be appropriate for visitors younger than 11 years old. Adults accompanying younger visitors should exercise discretion before entering.
The memorial exhibition, In Memoriam, honors the 2,977 individuals killed as a result of the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, at this site as well as at the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and the six individuals killed in the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993.
The 9/11 Memorial Museum offers several film screenings available with museum entry. The films below are screened multiple times each day in the Museum Auditorium on the L-2 level, unless otherwise noted.
"Facing Crisis: America Under Attack"
Key 9/11 decision makers describe the events of the day. Features original interviews with former President George W. Bush, former New York Governor George Pataki, and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, among others. Screened exclusively at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
"Facing Crisis: A Changed World"
World leaders examine 9/11’s impact on global events. Features original interviews with former President George W. Bush, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, among others. Screened exclusively at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
"Rebirth at Ground Zero"
This multi-screen film experience uses time-lapse footage and recorded interviews to present an inspiring firsthand perspective of the transformation and renewal of the World Trade Center site and the uplifting personal journeys of some of those most directly affected by the attacks. Located on the C-4 level.
The 9/11 Museum Audio Guide
Audio guides are available for rent at the Information Desk located on the Concourse level and are offered in eight languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese.
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