9/11 Tribute Museum: Gallery Admission & Walking Tour
The 9/11 Tribute Museum offers visitors the ability to learn factual information about the events of 9/11, the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations, and the rebuilding of both Lower Manhattan and of people’s lives.
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Volunteer curators—including retired firefighters, police officers, and surviving family members—give their personal accounts of the attack. See artifacts from ground zero up close, juxtaposed with emotional recollections and testimonies from survivors of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Listen as your guide narrates the events and aftermath of the day. Visitors discover the tremendous spirit of resilience and service that arose after the attacks and are encouraged to honor the legacy of that spirit through volunteerism and acts of kindness in their own communities.
A project of the September 11th Families Association, the 9/11 Tribute Museum (formally known as the 9/11 Tribute Center) brings together those who want to learn about 9/11 with those who experienced it. The Association was created in 2006 by the widows and families of the Fire Department of New York. Its mission is to unite and support all victims of terrorism through communication, representation and peer support. The 9/11 Tribute Museum embodies the need to gather at the World Trade Center site, connecting the people, places, and events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001 and reflect.
- Lower Manhattan: Where the World Meets: Surrounded on three sides by water, the tip of Manhattan has drawn people from around the world for more than 400 years. This small strip of land has long been at the center of the global trade in goods, services, and ideas, affecting individual lives and influencing the course of national and global events.
- September 11, 2001 Gallery: Video footage from the morning of September 11, 2001 shows the tragedy of the terrorist attacks and events that changed the world. Students who have no first-hand memory of the day learn about the events that shocked a nation and challenged the world. Artifacts, photographs, audio and video reveal powerful perspectives and personal accounts of the day.
- Response & Recovery Gallery: From the moment the attacks began, people’s most human desire to help proved stronger than their fears. People put personal safety aside and rushed toward the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to offer help.
- Storytelling Gallery: Hear the stories and meet the family members who lost loved ones, survivors, NYPD, FDNY, and PAPD first responders, recovery workers, volunteers, and residents. Listen to their first-person experiences and learn about their inspirational journeys of healing.
- Remembrance Room: More than two thousand images chosen by family members create a living memorial for visitors to see and feel the vibrancy of the lives of the victims as well as the enormity of the loss.
- Rebuilding & Remembering Gallery: As months turned into years, the communities and individuals affected by the September 11th attacks experienced many different personal journeys of challenge and healing. Strengthened by the resilience they had found in themselves and each other, they began re-envisioning their lives, rebuilding their communities, and transforming the landscapes of Lower Manhattan, Arlington, Virginia, and Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
- Service to the World: Inspired by the generosity and kindness they received from all over the world, members of the 9/11 community have changed their own lives by reaching out to help others, developing foundations and service initiatives.
- Seeds of Service Gallery: Being a responsible citizen in our global community means finding ways, both large and small, to make that community a better place. Visitors are invited to plant a seed of service by supporting an issue, making a donation or contributing their skills to a good cause.
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Tours are limited and subject to availability. Upon arrival, present your pass at the admission desk and you will be scheduled on the next available tour.
Tribute Museum Hours:
Monday–Saturday, 10:00 am–6:00 pm;
Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday-Friday at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm;
Saturday at 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis. It may not be appropriate for children under the age of 6. The last ticket is sold 30 minutes prior to closing.
9/11 Anniversary, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
The 9/11 Tribute Museum and Guided Tour should not be confused with the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
The Tribute Museum is a project of the September 11th Families’ Association. Guides are 9/11 family members, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, civilian volunteers or lower Manhattan residents whose personal stories are shared with you and are a testament to the human spirit.
92 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006
By Subway: 1, N, R or W to Rector Street; 4 or 5 to Wall Street.
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