Trees covered in orange and yellow leaves line the Memorial, with U.S. sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard members in dress uniform viewing the pools
Photo: David E. Starke


The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is the country’s principal institution concerned with exploring 9/11, documenting its impact, and examining its continuing significance. Honoring those who were killed in the 2001 and 1993 attacks is at the heart of our mission.

The Impact of Terrorism

Ensuring that students in classrooms across the U.S. learn not only the history of 9/11 but also its context remains central to our mission. Now more than ever, we encourage you to explore our age-appropriate lesson plans and programs, developed to help educators impart what transpired before, during, and after the attacks.