9/11 Memorial Museum Tickets

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Opening hours

The 9/11 Memorial is open daily from 7.30am until 9pm.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open on Sunday to Thursday from 9am until 8pm with the last entry at 6pm. On Friday and Saturday it is open from 9am until 9pm with the last entry at 7pm.

The Memorial Museum has special extended hours on December 26, 27 and 30 from 9am until 9pm.

The price of the tickets is a little complicated. An adult ticket (18-64) costs $24 for admission into the museum, $44 for museum admission and a guided tour or $39 for museum admission and guided tour of the memorial. For seniors (65 and over) and US college students the prices are $18, $38 and $33. For children aged from 7-17 tickets cost $15, $35 and $30. Children aged 6 and under are free.

How to get there

Subway-

A, C, 1, 2 or 3 trains to Chambers Street

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

2 or 3 trains to Park Place

E train or 1 train to the World Trade Centre

R train to Rector Street or Cortlandt Street

Bus-

M55 Southbound-get off at Broadway and Thames Street

M55 Northbound-get off at Trinity Place and Rector Street

M20 Southbound-get off at South End Avenue between Liberty Street and Albany Street

M22 Southbound-get off at Vesey Street between North End Avenue and West Street

Ferry-

Ferry services are available from Midtown Manhattan, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. There are several ferry options available.

Car-

Car parking in lower Manhattan is very limited, there is no parking available at the 9/11 Memorial. If you do wish to drive the Battery Parking Garage is located at 70 Greenwich Street, with other entrances on Washington and Morris Streets.

FAQ

When was the 9/11 Memorial Museum first opened to the public?
The 9/11 Memorial Museum opened to the public on the 21st of May, 2014.
Where is it located?
The 9/11 Memorial Museum is located beneath the Memorial Plaza, where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre once stood. When visitors enter the museum they pass through a pavilion that contains two steel ‘tridents.’ These are remnants of the atrium of the North Tower.
How deep below the ground is the museum?
The main exhibition space of the 9/11 Memorial Museum is seven stories below the level of the 9/11 Memorial. It is at the depth of the bedrock foundations of the World Trade Centre.
What is on show inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum?
Inside the museum you can view displays that include artifacts from the attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001 and 1993. There are interactive exhibitions, contemplative areas and programmes that help convey both individual and collective stories about the attacks. These stories relate to the experiences of survivors, first responders, local residents, eyewitnesses as well as phone calls and messages from some of the victims. There is a memorial exhibition that honours individual victims caught up in the attacks. The museum has four main areas, the Foundation Hall is 15,000 square feet of floor space and the ceilings are up to 60 feet high. It contains a section of a slurry wall, an original retaining wall that survived the 9/11 attack. The Last Column is covered in mementos and posters of people that were missing after the attack. The Memorial Hall is tiled in blue to remember the clear blue skies on the morning. It contains 2,983 watercolours, one for each of the victims. The Pavilion is located just inside the museum’s entrance; from here the two reflecting pools can be seen. The Ramp takes visitors progressively deeper into the museum. Ramps were used during the construction process as well as for clearing the site after the attack on 9/11.

Must Know

Allow sufficient time for your visit
The last entry into the museum is two hours before closing as this is the average time taken for a visit. If you prefer to have a more detailed experience when visiting then your visit will take much longer.
The significance of the international flags
The international flags flying in the Pavilion Hall of the museum are part of the collection of United Nations flags that hung from the mezzanine level in the lobbies of the Twin Towers.
We Remember
‘We Remember’ is the introductory exhibition that fully expresses the extent and global reach of the events of 9/11. It is recorded in 28 languages and features people from 43 countries. The recordings were all taken from the museum’s oral historical archives.
When did the 9/11 Memorial open?
The 9/11 Memorial opened on the 10th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers (September 11th 2011). It is located on the western edge of where the Twin Towers once stood.
Who designed the 9/11 Memorial?
The 9/11 Memorial was designed jointly by Michael Arad and Peter Walker. Their winning proposal was chosen from 5,201 submissions that came from 63 countries.
Waterfalls and Reflecting Pools
The reflecting pools contain 30 foot high waterfalls; these are the largest man-made waterfalls in North America. The water cascades into the reflecting pools before disappearing into the central void.
400 Swamp White Oak Trees
The plaza is currently lined with cobblestones but will eventually contain 400 trees. The trees will be selected from a 500 mile radius of the WTC (from New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.), to symbolize the areas that were directly impacted during 9/11.
What happened in 1993?
In 1993, on the 26th of February 1200 pounds of explosives were detonated in an underground parking garage below the World Trade Centre. The explosion left a crater extending over five storeys, killing six people (including a pregnant woman), with more than 1000 people injured.

Places Nearby

Three Attractions in One Visit
No trip to New York City is complete visiting the Statue of Liberty. Take a trip on the Ellis Island Ferry where you can explore the island and visit the Immigration Museum where over 12 million people were processed prior to their arrival unto the USA.
Empire State Building
The Empire State Building is one of New York’s iconic attractions. From the observation deck on the 86th floor you can see up to 80 miles away on a clear day. If you buy a New York Pass you get free or discounted entry into more than 100 attractions.
Central Park
Central Park is like a green oasis in the middle of the metropolis of New York City. Why not do as the locals do and walk or cycle through the park. On your tour through the park you can visit famous spots such as Strawberry Fields, Shakespeare Garden and the Cherry Hill Fountain. For the complete experience of Central Park you could join a cycle tour. Then you can enjoy a two hour ride through the park in the expert care of a guide while discovering the highlights this park has to offer.
American Museum of Natural History
Founded in 1869, this museum has inspired generations throughout its 150 years. You can view displays such as the 94- foot blue whale, T-Rex, taxidermy specimens, fossils and other artifacts. There are four floors of discovery to be found that include science, nature and of course, history.