Visiting the 9/11 Memorial: What You Need to Know

The Survivor Tree stands slightly to the left in this photograph of the Memorial plaza. The tree's dark green leaves are contrasted by the lighter green leaves of the trees on either side of it.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

On Sunday, the 9/11 Memorial will reopen to the general public with new operational safeguards following a months-long closure because of the health crisis.

The Memorial will be open with adjusted hours—from 1 to 8 p.m., seven days a week—to facilitate regular deep cleanings. All visitors to the Memorial will be required to wear masks, and those who are not feeling well are advised to stay home. Social distancing will be enforced. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be located throughout the plaza. Please use hand sanitizer after touching the Memorial names panels.

For more information, please visit our health and safety guidelines page. These measures were developed with guidance from public health experts and exist to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff.

As we work to reopen this powerful symbol of our country’s resilience, your generosity makes the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s mission possible, as we work to reopen our doors with a renewed sense of purpose.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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