Visitors walk down a dimly lit hall. Beside them is a large map of the Eastern United States that shows the routes the hijacked planes took on 9/11.
Photo by Thinc Design


The Museum tells the story of 9/11 through artifacts, imagery, personal stories, and interactive technology. Learn about the core exhibitions, special exhibitions, and rotating galleries in the Museum’s 110,000 square feet of space.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open with reduced capacity, which provides Museum staff the opportunity to monitor and control crowd density and direct visitors where necessary. Social distancing markers will help people navigate the exhibitions safely, and masks are encouraged.

All visitors are able to experience In Memoriam, the introductory exhibits on the ramp, the Survivors' Stairs and Memorial Hall, Tribute Walk, the South Tower Excavation, the North Tower Excavation, the temporary exhibition K-9 Courage, Center Passage, and Foundation Hall.

The Atrium, Reflecting on 9/11Rebirth at Ground Zero,  the Education Center, and certain alcoves within the historical exhibition are closed due to space limitations. Audio guide rentals and interactives (e.g., touchscreens and audio wands) will not be available during the initial reopening period.

Historical Exhibition: September 11, 2001

Visitors look at artifacts in the Museum's Historical Exhibition, including a large steel trident from a facade of the Twin Towers.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

This historical exhibition presents the story of 9/11 using artifacts, images, first-person testimony, and archival audio and video recordings. The exhibition is made up of three parts: the Events of the Day, as they unfolded; Before 9/11, which provides the historical context leading up to the attacks; and After 9/11, which addresses the immediate aftermath and ongoing repercussions of the terrorist attacks.

Core exhibition

Memorial Exhibition: In Memoriam

A woman visits the In Memoriam exhibition. On the wall in front of her and to her right are 2,983 portrait photographs of the victims.
Photo by Dan Winters

The memorial exhibition honors the 2,977 individuals killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, at this site as well as at the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It also honors the six individuals killed in the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993.

Core exhibition

K-9 Courage

A hallway with framed photographs of rescue dogs stretches through the frame. "K-9 Courage," the title of the exhibition, appears above the wall of photographs.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

The newest special exhibition at the 9/11 Memorial Museum honors the hundreds of dogs that participated in the response to the 9/11 attacks.

On view until January 2023