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. Planning New York City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • We visited 6/30/18 and the memorial was simply beautiful. Having 3 children who personally don’t have a personal connection to 9/11 it was so nice to be able to walk through it with them and take the ...  more »
  • Very impressive museum to visit. Certainly makes an impact and is something I think you should visit if you are in NY. Tickets fine online!
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  • We were with our children and our daughters, we don't get out unscathed from this museum. Videos showing the attacks remind us of the horror of September 11. is upset but happy we French power tribute and gather in memory of all the victims. The outdoor pools are a perfect sobriety, thinking their seat they had two towers that were the pride of New Yorkers, difficult to imagine.
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  • Extremely humbling experience and amazing memorial. The sign that says visitors and invited to touch the names on the fountain was so cool to me. What a great way to honor the memories of the people we lost that day. This should be the first place anyone visiting NYC for the first time stops.
  • Gorgeous tribute. The guided tour of the grounds is well worth it. Or guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out details about the construction, trees, and design that I would have otherwise missed. Also, he told stories of various heros that day that were truly touching. The guided tour lets you go to the front of the museum entry line and skip the wait (although it still didn't keep a waiting tourist from swearing at us for going to the front of the line), which is a nice perk. The museum is beautiful. I am in awe of every detail that was thought out in order to honor those who lost their lives that day as well as their families. As you wind down to the bottom, don't miss going into the entry that says photography not permitted. This exhibit walls you through the sequential events of that day. Very touching experience.
  • Very moving and an expansive memorial to those who died and those who survived. It is said that average visit time is 2 hours. Family group stayed 2.5. But if you are alone or with someone who has time, you could spend a day...there are multiple engaging videos, artifacts, and everything else related. Considering all there is to see, a very reasonable fee. Highly recommend. Do it.
  • When visiting the 911 Memorial a little over 17 years after that tragic day I have a new perspective on the acts of kindness, love & heroism that is displayed for the world to share. Americans trying to help each other to preserve the American dream ...we must learn from such tragedy & keep their efforts alive by paying it forward each day with Love & kindness! Beautiful remembrance to all!
  • If you want the full experience of this memorial, I suggest planning to spend all day. It is a fantastic memorial, and very moving. We arrived for a tour at 9:30, which covered St. Paul's Chapel, the pools (including the meanings of flowers/flags next to names) the pear tree that survived 9/11, explained the Oculus, and the guide shared her very moving story of her experience on 9/11. I highly recommend seeing all of these things, and our tour was great. The museum was very detailed and emotional, plan on spending at least 4 hours here!
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