9/11 Tribute Museum: Gallery Admission & Walking Tour
Visit the 9/11 Tribute Museum (formerly known as the 9/11 Tribute Center) to learn about the September 11th terrorist attacks from a more intimate perspective. Your pass includes admission to the museum galleries as well as a VIP walking tour led by a guide with a personal connection to 9/11.
The New York Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility.
The VIP Walking Tour is both a memorable and touching experience. During the tour, you will hear perspectives from firefighters, police officers, survivors or family members as they give personal accounts of these life-changing events as well as the history of the World Trade Center. They are part of a tight community that rebuilt Lower Manhattan. Learn historical facts relating to specific locations at the 9/11 Memorial and experience the authentic personal stories of survival, loss and healing. Tours are a unique and unforgettable way to experience history firsthand and be inspired by personal journeys of healing through unprecedented challenges. (Tours are approximately 1 hour in duration.)
The galleries of the 9/11 Tribute Museum feature historical exhibitions sharing the first-person perspective of people who experienced 9/11. Learn about the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations, the rebuilding of communities, and be inspired by personal journeys of healing and the unprecedented acts of generosity from around the world. Museum artifacts and survivor testimonies work together to recount the powerful response of a nation changed. Discover the tremendous spirit of resilience and service that arose after the attacks. Create your own legacy tribute with a pledge of community service to make the world a better place. (Museum exhibitions are self-guided approximately 45 minutes.)
Museum and VIP tour are age appropriate for children 8 years old and up. Exhibits are geared for students to appreciate the historical significance and civic response. Artifacts, photos and videos engage children to remember and take action to shape the future. The 9/11 Tribute Museum is praised by teachers for sharing the story and engaging students. The 9/11 Tribute Museum was founded in 2006 by the September 11th Families Association. All proceeds benefit educational programming, historical preservation and support for the 9/11 community.
- 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 Memorial 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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