News Media Policy for the 9/11 Memorial Plaza

The 9/11 Memorial plaza is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please note the times are subject to change. Members of the news media are welcomed to access the plaza during these hours as long as all filming equipment, including tripods, are used at least 15 feet from the names panels of the Memorial reflecting pools and at least 20 feet from the 9/11 Memorial Museum entrance and exit. News photographers and videographers need to make arrangements with the Department of Communications and Marketing at

The media is asked to respect this place made sacred through tragic loss and observe plaza rules at all times. Media access may be limited to designated areas of the plaza during official 9/11 Memorial events.

News Media Policy for the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Scheduled media access to the 9/11 Memorial Museum is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. by appointment only. Please note media opportunities will be limited during the month of September. Members of the media may be escorted by Communications staff while in the Museum. Media requests must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance of the preferred date at

 Documentary Films and Television Shows 

We are not currently accepting applications for either documentary film or television shoots. For consideration at a later date please contact:

Media Rules and Regulations

Communications and Marketing
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