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The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Ranked #3 of 1,138 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Through commemoration, exhibitions and educational programs, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a nonprofit in New York City, remembers and honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, as well as those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

The museum is done so well and respecttul of all of those who perished. The emotions are too much to put down...but I am proud of what they have done. We must never forget....and honor them.

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is not an easy museum to see - especially for those of us old enough to remember 9/11. But you must go. The museum does a great job laying out the history of the WTC, their importance to the NYC and then goes into detail about the events of 9/11 and the heroic rescue efforts following the attacks. Perhaps most moving is that the foundation of the WTC is apart of the museum's layout, allowing you to realize just how huge the towers were.

Tip: Buy your ticket in advance online, and try to get into the earliest showing of the museum. It gets crowded early.

Thank Benjamin T
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

First impression, so many people, but so quite. A very moving experience. The names engraved around the fountains brought home the horrendous loss of life, very sad. This is a must stop for anyone visiting NYC.

Thank 35beverlym
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Not sure if I would like this as too upsetting but we thought it was very well done. I tried to explain to my boys (11 & 13) what they were seeing and they thought they understood but didn't really. A visit to the museum changed all that, and they were very moved as well. Great Museum which even had destroyed Fire engines etc. Also loved seeing the tree which survived, really glad we went. Definitely worth a visit even if to reflect on the inhumanity of man.

Thank Brian9992013
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Was at Ground Zero 11 years ago and what a difference today . What an amazing experience sharing this memorial which touched everyone's lives. Everyone there appeared to be touched by the experience. The rebirth commentary was exciting and shows that from bad comes some good but always with the people who list their lives at the centre of it all. Seeing the evacuation stairs was thought provoking and well done to the people who stopped the demolision of them so we could see them and try to comprehend what it must have been like. Spent a long time in here because we all remember what we were doing when we heard about this actrocity and it's the least we can do. Feels weird saying I enjoyed this tour because of the situation but it was very informative.

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