Updated June 7, 2023
National September 9/11
The 9/11 Memorial is a memorial for September 11, 2001 attacks. Architect Richard Rogers and landscape designer Michael Arad designed it in collaboration with World Trade Center victims’ families and architects. The memorial is located on Four World Trade Centers, the site of Two World Trade Centers. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum has two separate tickets for one merger admission: one ticket covers both sites, while another covers only the museum portion (which includes underground tunnels).
9/11 Memorial and Museum
The 9/11 Memorial is between West Street and Liberty Street in lower Manhattan. It’s a circular park with two separate tickets for one merger admission:
- One ticket entitles you to enter the memorial at 9:30 am and leave at 5 pm; it costs $20 per person (or $15 if purchased online).
- The other ticket allows you to enter at 8:45 am, stay until 7 pm (entering no later than 6:45 pm), exit through another entrance, and re-enter.
Location for 9/11 Memorial and Museum
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is situated at the World Trade Center site. It’s a short walk from the train station, which can be accessed from either West or Hudson streets.
The museum is accessible by car through parking garages at 8th Avenue and Church Street or via surface streets like Vesey Street or Liberty Plaza.
- $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military members; children aged 6-11 are free. (This applies to all admission types.)
- Parking is $10 per vehicle (cash only).
- Food & Drink: The cafe inside the museum offers a variety of foods that can be purchased from their menu or brought in from outside vendors, such as coffee shops like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts.
There are two separate tickets for one merger admission
- If you’re interested in going to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, there are two separate tickets for one merger admission. One ticket is good for seven days from the day you buy it; the other is good for seven days from your first visit.
- The combo ticket includes entrance to both museums and discounts on other items at each museum (like books).
- If you plan on visiting both sites frequently or want more flexibility with your schedule, this will be a great option!
- The museum offers free admission on all holidays with no ticket required!
Visitors Guidelines for 9/11 Memorial and Museum
To get the most out of your visit, consider these tips:
- Wear comfortable shoes and bring water and snacks. The memorial is open 24 hours a day, so you can plan to be there all day if you wish. You will find restrooms near the entrance and throughout the museum. If you have any special dietary needs or allergies, let us know when making your reservation; we’ll do our best to accommodate them as best we can!
- Be prepared for long lines at security checkpoints—especially during peak times (in late fall/early winter). Arrive early enough to avoid waiting in line before entering the building itself.
September 9/11 Attacks
Dedicated to the 2,983 people killed in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the six who died in the bombing of the World Trade Center on Feb. 26, 1993
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is dedicated to the 2,983 people killed in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, as the six who died in the bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993. This museum is a place where you can learn about these events and how they affected millions of people worldwide.
The memorial includes many different components: a large reflecting pool filled with water; footprints from each tower that was destroyed during that day; a wall listing all names lost at Ground Zero (including those from nearby buildings); an area where visitors can write messages to loved ones; and much more!
World Trade Center Site in New York City
The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, which has been turned into a park. You can get there by taking the free PATH train from New Jersey or Brooklyn to Newark Liberty Airport and then transferring to the station closest to Ground Zero.
From there, it is just a short walk down Broadway and millions of other visitors each year.