Museum Reaches 5 Million Visitors Milestone

Visitors descend to bedrock at the Museum. To their right is the Survivors’ Staircase. To the left is artist Spencer Finch’s installation, “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning.”
Visitors descend to bedrock inside the Museum. Photo by Jin Lee.

In less than two years in operation, the 9/11 Memorial Museum has welcomed more than five million visitors.

Since opening in May 2014, visitors from all 50 states and more than 150 countries have traveled to the Museum to connect with the story of September 11, 2001 and to explore its continuing significance.

"People across the nation and throughout the world recognize the Museum as the leading institution for understanding the history of 9/11, and that it uniquely presents this history in the very place where it happened," 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said.

In the Museum’s first full year of operation, it welcomed nearly 2.7 million visitors.

"The millions of people coming to the Museum are a profound testament to the important stories of the 9/11 victims, the rescuers, the recovery workers and the survivors. We are grateful to each visitor for the support and for helping us to forever preserve these stories," Daniels said.

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