9/11 Memorial & Museum

Free this week Museums

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is a place to honor the victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. At the outdoor memorial, two pools of water are now situated where the Twin Towers once stood. The museum is a powerful learning experience—with monumental objects recovered from the rubble, recorded first-person accounts, and multimedia displays. The museum is free on Tuesday evenings.

Highlights

  • Memorial: The names of each victim are inscribed along the edges of the breathtaking twin pools where visitors can reflect. The memorial is a place of hope for the future.
  • Underground Exhibits: The museum itself is seven stories below street level. Learn the history behind the attacks and listen to stories about the lives of the 2,983 victims, shared by their loved ones. You can also visit Foundation Hall, where a surviving section of the underground protective wall and a column from the original World Trade Center still stand.
  • Film Features: Watch Facing Crisis: America Under AttackFacing Crisis: A Changed World, and Rebirth at Ground Zero to see 9/11 recounted and world leaders explaining the event’s significance. The films are shown daily and are free.