9/11 Memorial Museum Welcomes More Than 10 Million Visitors

Visitors fill Foundation Hall at the Museum. The Last Column towers over the visitors.
Foundation Hall at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photo by Jin Lee, 9/11 Memorial.

More than 10 million people have visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum since it opened in May 2014, marking a major milestone for the organization.

Averaging about 9,000 visitors per day, the Museum has welcomed attendees from all 50 states and more than 170 nations who have traveled to the Museum to connect with the significance of Sept. 11, 2001, and to remember the victims of the attacks.

“In just over three years, 10 million people from all over the world have visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum to pay their respects, to be inspired and to learn at the very place history happened,” 9/11 Memorial & Museum President Alice M. Greenwald said. “Our commitment to preserving and documenting the history of 9/11 and tracking its continuing reverberations in the world today remains firm, as does our dedication to honoring the resilience of our nation and our community.”

Just 16 months ago, the museum welcomed its 5 millionth visitor. The accompanying 9/11 Memorial has had more than 33 million visitors since it opened in September 2011.

Local and tristate attendance to the museum has increased 23 percent as compared to the first two quarters of 2015 since the introduction of “Our City. Our Story.

The awareness campaign, which began in 2016, acknowledges that it can be difficult for New Yorkers to visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, though by doing so, visitors can find a place to grieve, reflect and heal. The campaign is also designed to help preserve their 9/11 stories, along with visitors from around the world, and it encourages them to support the nonprofit operating the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

“New Yorkers, our nation and the entire world recognize the importance of the history of 9/11,” said 9/11 Memorial & Museum Board Chairman Michael R. Bloomberg.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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