As a monument to human dignity, courage, and sacrifice, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum honors the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, recognizes the courage of those who survived, and salutes those who risked their lives to help others.

The Last Column towers over Museum visitors gathered around it. The thirty-six-foot-tall steel beam is covered in pictures and tributes left by recovery workers at Ground Zero. Off to the left, visitors observe a river water valve that was recovered from under the World Trade Center.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

About Your Visit

The Memorial is free and open to the public. The Museum requires tickets for entry. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Museum. Access our Museum map to help guide your visit. Learn more about our eventshow to get here, accessibility resources, visitor guidelines, and where to visit nearby.

A view from above shows visitors gathering around the Last Column, a thirty-six-foot-tall steel beam that was the last to be removed from Ground Zero. In the distance, visitors observe information about 9/11 projected on a wall.
Photo by Thinc Design

The Museum

Open Sunday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (6 p.m. last entry)​​​​​
Open Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (7 p.m. last entry)​

The 9/11 Memorial Museum serves as the country’s principal institution for examining the attacks of September 11, 2001 and documenting their continuing impact and significance.

Water flows down four walls and disappears into a void at the center of a Memorial reflecting pool. Sunlight creates shadows on the pooled water.
Photo by Dan Winters

The Memorial

Open daily, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The 9/11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance, honoring the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993.

A bearded young male tour guide, standing in front of a mangled segment of an antenna recovered from the World Trade Center, gestures as talks to visitors on a tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Photo by Jin S. Lee


The best way to experience the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is through an expert-led tour.