The National September 11 Museum opened in the summer of 2014, honoring the victims and heroes who sacrificed their lives in the 2001 tragedy. The museum features hundreds of artifacts, including a section of “The Survivors’ Stairs” from the World Trade Center.
At the site of the World Trade Center, eight of the 16 acres of Ground Zero have been converted into a memorial to remind visitors of the past and provide hope for the future. The memorial includes twin pools in the place where the Twin Towers once stood. The names of every person who died in the terrorist attacks are inscribed in bronze.
Admission to the memorial is free, but timed reservation passes are needed. Same-day passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Online reservations are also accepted.
The memorial is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through summer, and 6 p.m. in winter months. The last entry is an hour before close.