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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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  • I only went to observe the memorial and did not go into the museum. I really powerful space that lets you reflect on the tragedy there.  more »
  • Could not visit New York and not pay your respects to the live people who lost a life, or someone who was effected by the tragic day. Me and my wife spent a lot of time reading about what happened, an...  more »
  • The memorial is amazing. The work that has been put in is just beyond belief. The museum is well worth a visit. It a sad experience to see what those people went through. The way the museum is laid ou...  more »
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  • We have been coming since the lines started forming. The progression from lines to see the pools to lines for the museum was an interesting one. The area is beautiful. The museum is a must see, but set aside a half of a day to do this. And I highly recommend the guided tour. You walk right in, meet up with your group and take a tour with a museum guide who has a scripted dialogue which is quite well done. There is so much information that this is the best way to go...and you are not waiting out in the weather in a line.
  • Most powerful memorial and most incredible museum I have ever visited, hands down. If you can afford the extra money, DEFINITELY take the guided tour. My group was lucky to get Nicole. This young lady should be featured in textbooks for museum guides everywhere. I waited in line to congratulate her. And told her that I would speak to her boss about a well deserved raise. Don't worry if you can't get Nicole; if they are half as good as her, the tour will still be excellent.
  • Hands down one of the most emotionally triggering monuments and museums I have seen. I cried, multiple times but I also smiled. This place is a beautiful sight to see. WORTH the money if you can afford the museum. Student discounts available. The perfect time to go is before sunset so you can see the during the day and during sunset. At night, the Memorial lights up. VISIT VISIT VISIT
  • Beautiful what they have done with memorial. To see the Footprint of the towers with all the names carved into the stone surrounding each one & flowers being placed by people as you are there is something that words really can't describe accurately. It is wonderful that this memorial is there for family, friends & loved ones of those who lost their lives on 9/11. And it's a beautiful place for anyone to go see to reflect on what was & how lives were forever changed on that day.
  • One of the most mind-blowing museum experiences in NYC and that's saying something. It is built around the preexisting basement structure of the former World Trade Center and the entire museum is incredibly well put together and curated. Visit the fountains outside before you go in and then spend as much time as you can inside so you don't miss anything. Be prepared, this is a very popular museum (for good reason) so you may stand in line awhile before you get in.