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9/11 Memorial, New York City

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Commemorating the watershed event of recent American history, 9/11 Memorial marks the spot of the two World Trade Center buildings that were destroyed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Gain a deeper understanding of the tragic events surrounding those attacks by taking a guided walking tour of Ground Zero. A museum features exhibits ranging from objects found in the rubble to multimedia displays offering the stories and final voicemails of those who died in the buildings. You can stop by the memorial's two reflecting pools, designed to inspire hope and renewal and to pay tribute to victims. Our New York City vacation generator makes visiting 9/11 Memorial and other New York City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A very moving tribute to all who died that terrible day. we spent a long time there and it was amazing all the various aspects of the tribute. Very easy to get to by train. No long queues , we went la...  more »
  • It is a place of respect where people go quiet, and a slightly sad atmosphere, the work is still very cute.
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  • Plan to spend at least 3-4 hours during your visit. We opted to do the 1 hour guided museum tour, which provided unique and interesting information. After the tour, there are other places in the museu...  more »
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  • Highly recommend. The outdoor memorial is free and nice to walk around. The museum exhibits are done very well and help you to really experience that day. We paid for the museum admission and skipped the guided tour. There is a free app you can download before (9/11 museum audio guide) and listen to short clips on some of the exhibits. This, along with reading the signs and watching the videos, was plenty for us. We spent 3 hours in the museum and could have spent more time looking around. Emotionally moving.
  • Something everyone should experience while in NYC. The building is beautiful and the tour is really done well. Great job telling the story from multiple perspectives, presenting artifacts and paying tribute to those lost in the events. You will spend at least 2 hours going through it but with all the different things to see you could easily take much longer. I also recommend seeing the short film included with your ticket prior to taking the tour.
  • The 9/11 museum is a very touching tribute to those who personally experienced 9/11 first hand and for those who witnessed it through the media. Everything is well laid out and very well done. I wouldn't recommend it for young children because of the very vivid description of the tragedies that occurred on that day and the recovery process after. The museum has tissue stations throughout because many of the exhibits will move you to tears. It is very much worth the experience.
  • NY is an amazing place, and I went here, once upon a time. 9/11 was very bad. Horrible attack. I felt empathetic when I saw all of those names on that wall. Nearly cried. Rest in peace, my people. But, good place to see, nice to walk around, good introductory video inside. I spent almost five hours in there. It was also fun to see all of the things they've done with the trade center since the day, I liked that they're trying their best to rebuild it. Good job, guys.
  • I would like to give this great experience more than 5 stars. Everyone should visit this museum. The reason for only 4 stars is the waste of 45 minutes waiting in lines then watching the Rebirth video at the South Tower. DO NOT waste valuable time on this. Instead, save as much time as possible to go through the 9-11 historical area at the North Tower. It is worth spending hours there.