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Medal of Honor Recipient Visits Memorial, Museum

Cpl. Carpenter pauses to reflect during his tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo Credit: Amy Dreher) Cpl. Carpenter pauses to reflect during his tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo Credit: Amy Dreher)

Former Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter received a cross of welded World Trade Center steel during a ceremony on the Memorial plaza.  Read more »

Museum Welcomes 300K Visitors Since Opening

9/11 Memorial Museum welcomes more than 300,000 visitors since opening.  Read more »

Visitors Share Museum Experiences

Visitors at 9/11 Memorial Museum (Photo credit: Amy Dreher) Visitors at 9/11 Memorial Museum (Photo credit: Amy Dreher)

Museum visitors express appreciation for educational, emotionally-charged exhibits.  Read more »

The 70th Anniversary of D-Day

9/11 Memorial founding Chairman, John C. Whitehead 9/11 Memorial founding Chairman, John C. Whitehead

Today, on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the 9/11 Memorial recognizes its founding Chairman, John C. Whitehead, with deep gratitude for his service to our country. A letter from 9/11 Memorial President and CEO , Joe Daniels.  Read more »

Museum Exhibit Conjures Childhood Memories for First Responder

William Denis in Museum today (left) and Denis with his grandmother in 1966 (right) (photo provided by William Denis) William Denis in Museum today (left) and Denis with his grandmother in 1966 (right) (photo provided by William Denis)

The last remaining World Trade Center presentation model, which now stands in the 9/11 Memorial Museum historical exhibition, stirs childhood memories in 9/11 first responder.  Read more »

9/11 Memorial Honors Rescue and Recovery Workers

Joe Daniels, FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano, Lee Ielpi, Alice Greenwald at wreath laying (photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff) Joe Daniels, FDNY Commissioner Sal Cassano, Lee Ielpi, Alice Greenwald at wreath laying (photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff)

On the 12th anniversary of the official end of the 9/11 rescue and recovery operations at the World Trade Center site, the 9/11 Memorial lays a wreath on the Memorial plaza to honor the heroic men and women who helped to recover and rebuild the site.  Read more »

Enhance Your Visit with the 9/11 Museum Audio Guide

Enhance your experience of the 9/11 Memorial Museum by downloading our official audio guide.  Read more »

9/11 Responder Visits Museum, Honors Therapy Dog Nikie

Frank Shane and Chance at Nikie’s display (credit: Jenny Pachucki) Frank Shane and Chance at Nikie’s display (credit: Jenny Pachucki)

Frank Shane, a certified trauma responder, visits the display dedicated to his Ground Zero therapy dog, Nikie, with his new therapy dog, Chance.  Read more »

First Day Admission Presented by Condé Nast

The first day of the 9/11 Memorial Museum admission is presented by Condé Nast.  Read more »

Messages of Remembrance at 9/11 Memorial Museum

Interactive beam signing in Foundation Hall (photo by Jin Lee) Interactive beam signing in Foundation Hall (photo by Jin Lee)

Guests of the 9/11 Memorial Museum leave messages of remembrance and hope as part of an interactive exhibit.  Read more »