COVID-19 Update: 9/11 Memorial & Museum to Close Temporarily Starting March 13

The glare of an overcast, late-afternoon sky reflects off the water within the Memorial Pool.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

While it is the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s sacred mission to honor the 2,983 victims of those killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, the health and well-being of our thousands of daily visitors and dedicated staff are of the utmost importance.

In response to the guidance provided by our state and local governments regarding large public gatherings and in an effort to limit opportunities for the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will join our fellow cultural institutions throughout New York City in closing the Memorial and Museum, effective Friday, March 13, for a temporary period of time.

Also, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5K Run/Walk and Community Day on Sunday, April 26, 2020 has been cancelled. For questions about the 5K, please email us at

As part of the fabric of the city, we recognize our responsibility to operate in the best interest of the millions who live, work and visit here.

We remain in contact with our health and government partners to learn more about this evolving situation so we can once again provide safe and meaningful access to this site.

For current ticket holders or reservation questions, please contact

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