• National 9/11 Memorial and Museum - New York, New York

      Photo by Dennis Goza
      On the site where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once loomed, these haunting twin memorials now stand to the victims of terrorist attacks in 2001 and 1993. The footprint of each tower is bounded by a memorial wall inscribed with the name of each victim, arranged according his or her location at the time of the attack. A waterfall covering about an acre at each foundation cascades down into a seemingly endless pit. The effect is poignant as well as comforting. The surrounding park also includes a Survivor Tree, which was damaged in the 9-11 attack but nursed back to health, and a spacious museum paying tribute to the vanished architectural landmark and the people who died there.

      If you go:
      The memorial is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is free. The museum is open daily at 8:00 a.m., and closes at 6:00 Sunday through Thursday and 7:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is charged except on Tuesdays after 5:00 p.m. Family members of 9-11 victims are always admitted free. Parental discretion is advised for children under 10 in the museum.


      180 Greenwich Street
      New York, New York 10007 USA

      Mailing address:
      200 Liberty Street, 16th Floor
      New York, NY 10281 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      General Information
      +1 (212) 312-8800

      Visiting Information
      +1 (212) 266-5211