All nations know what happened in the United States on September 11, 2001. The National September 11 Memorial & Museum provides visitors exhibits that focus on remembering the events of September 11, 2001 and those who lost their lives that day.
The memorial exhibit is called In Memoriam. Enjoy this exhibit at your own pace or take a tour to learn about the memorial’s design and its symbolism. The tour will also help you appreciate the World Trade Center’s significance before September 11 and during the events of that infamous day. In Memoriam opens at 7:30 am and closes at 9 pm daily.
In the museum are historical exhibitions tied to the World Trade Center. Exhibits include artifacts showing the aftermath of the destruction and how the world continues to deal with issues such as terrorism. Due to the sensitive nature of the material in the museum, children younger than ten may be disturbed by some displays as well as others’ reactions to those displays. It is a somber place considered hallowed ground by some. Museum doors open at 9 am daily. It closes at 8 pm on Sunday through Thursday and at 9 pm Friday and Saturday.
General admission is $24 for adults; $18 for seniors, veterans, and U.S. college students; and $15 for those aged 7 to 17. Kids 6 and under are free. Free admission for all is available on Tuesdays from 5 pm to closing time. There are only a limited number of tickets available, and they are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. These tickets are available beginning at 4 pm on Tuesdays and ending two hours prior to the museum’s closing.