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The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
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9/11 Memorial Museum Admission
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Small-Group Guided 9/11 Memorial Tour with Museum Tickets
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All-Access 9/11 Experience: Ground Zero Tour, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One...
Ranked #2 of 1,131 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The 9/11 Memorial consists of two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. The 9/11 Memorial is open daily from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and is free to the public. The 9/11 Memorial Museum displays monumental artifacts linked to the events of 9/11, while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, reckoning and recovery that are central to telling the story of the 2001 and 1993 attacks and the aftermath. It also explores the global impact of 9/11 and its continuing significance. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is open Sun - Thu, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., last entry at 6:00 p.m. and Fri and Sat, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., last entry at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required. Open Daily.
Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had visited the WTC site soon after the 9/11 attacks when there was nothing official in the way of a memorial, just the photos, flowers and other spontaneous outpourings of emotion. Now it's different, but still powerful. The two pools where the towers stood are mesmerizing, especially as they fall into deepest, darkest central part, almost into the unknown. The names on the plaques, some with recent flowers placed on them, are touching. I am anxiously awaiting the opening of the 9/11 museum. That can only enhance the visit. Every citizen of the world should experience this place.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very moving exhibit. Felt like I did the day it happened. Buy tickets online prior to going to museum, eliminates waits and disappointment of missing out on tour of Ground Zero.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very powerful and moving stuff. Definitely a must see experience. The line was long but moved quickly.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

We actually only worked this into the visit as my step son had been learning about 911 at school (makes you feel old right??) however all of us found it thou roughly interesting and emotional in fact I think it was the one thing that we have talked about most since we got back! The museum is still under construction however there is a small area in the tribute centre that contains some fascinating and moving artefacts and accounts however the highlight for us was the walking tour led by a gentleman who had been in one of the towers and to hear his personal stories were amazing everyone regardless of age or nationality was hooked thank you very much a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget and feel thankful to have been on.

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Very gripping pictures and history of this former primary place for immigration into the U. S. Lots to see and "feel". Some of the views of NYC from outside the museum are truly amazing.

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