9/11 Tribute Museum: the testimonies not to forget

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Lluis Enric Mayans

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When we think of American cities, New York is certainly one of the first that comes to mind: a cosmopolitan metropolis with tall skyscrapers, lush parks, an enviable public transport system, museums rich in art and culture, vibrant clubs ... but for to really understand the soul of this city it is necessary to remember and know the details of an event that has profoundly changed not only its appearance but also the mentality of its citizens: the attack on the Twin Towers in 2001.


  • What is the 9/11 Tribute Museum
  • Where is it and how to get there
  • Tickets and Opening Hours
  • Why visit and what to see
  • Where to sleep in the area

What is the 9/11 Tribute Museum

To remember, understand the events and commemorate the 3.000 people who lost their lives that terrible morning of 11/XNUMX, thearea del World Trade Center hosts today:

  • several brand new skyscrapers, including the Freedom Tower.
  • Ground Zero with the National September 11th Memorial and the 9/11 Museum.
  • Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub which almost seems to want to take off.
  • at the 9/11 Tribute Museum.

Leaving aside doubts, oddities and conspiracy theories related to 11/XNUMX, visiting this part of Lower Manhattan means visiting an area that wants to be a symbol of rebirth and resilience. And the best way to do this is to observe and listen to the stories told with respect and open-mindedness.

The 9/11 Tribute Museum has exactly this as its goal: to share the real stories of who was there that day. The museum is dedicated to first-person accounts of survivors and their families, rescuers and those who live in this area and who saw the huge buildings that they saw every day on the way from home to work or while walking the dog crumble in a few minutes.

Where is it and how to get there

The 9/11 Tribute Museum is located at 92 on Greenwich Street in New York. The museum is within walking distance, plus or minus 5 minutes, of the Ground Zero area and the National September 11th Memorial & Museum.

The best way to reach this area is definitely with the metro: you can get off at Rector Street / Greenwich Street for line 1 and at Rector Street / Trinity PI station for lines N, R, W. These are the closest stops, but the area is full of stops and places to see so according to the route and places you have planned to see during the day, choose the best stop for you.

Read our article on how to use the New York subway for tips and more details on nearby lines and stations.

Tickets and Opening Hours

The 9/11 Tribute Museum is open:

  • Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 e
  • la Sunday from 10: 00 to 16: 00.

Tickets are sold up to 30 minutes before closing, but keep in mind that a visit to the museum takes at least 45 minutes to take your time.

Il Admission to access the 9/11 Tribute Museum costs:

  • $ 17 for adults,
  • $ 12 for over 65s,
  • $ 10 for students,
  • $ 7 for children between 8 and 12 years old.

The ticket includes only admission to the 9/11 Tribute Museumso, to make sure there is no confusion, I remind you that access to the National September 11th Memorial & Museum is not included.

Also very interesting Guided Walking Tour & Gallery Admission in which one of the survivors, a family member, one of the volunteers present or a resident of the area tells their experience during and after the attacks.

The approximately one hour and 15 minute tour departs from the 9/11 Tribute Museum and includes a walk with this exceptional guide to the Memorial: admission to the 9/11 Tribute Museum is included. The cost is $ 35 for adults, students and over 65s and $ 20 for children between 8 and 12 years old.

There are also several packages which include, in addition to the 9/11 Tribute Museum, a visit to the One World Observatory, a cruise to the Statue of Liberty or admission to the Intrepid Museum. For example, you can check out this package which includes entry to the Tribute Museum with an optional Ground Zero walking tour.

The 9/11 Tribute Museum is one of the attractions featured in the New York Pass and the Sightseeing Pass Day and Flex.

Want to find out more about New York Passes? Read our dedicated article by clicking on the link below.

Our guide to New York passes

Why visit and what to see

Smaller than the 9/11 Museum, the 9/11 Tribute Museum was strongly supported by the 11/XNUMX Families Association to remember loved ones. Inside the museum you will find some objects found in the rubble like rescue car parts and firefighter suits.

But what makes this museum particularly exciting are the many stories told on video or audio from those who saw death in the face that day and from those who, unfortunately, will no longer be able to hug their loved ones. The museum is interactive and allows visitors to choose what to listen to and when.

Being included in several passes, it is a stop that I recommend you take to complete your visit to the Memorial and the 9/11 Museum to fully understand the impact this dramatic event had on New York and its citizens.

Where to sleep in the area

The 9/11 Tribute Museum is located in Lower Manhattan and it's a good area to stay in New York if you want to be close to bustling Wall Street, touching Ground Zero, and the Battery Park coastal area. The oldest neighborhood in New York with 12 subway lines, 30 different buses and 6 ferry terminals is certainly one of the recommended areas for your overnight stays in the Big Apple.

For advice on hotels in this area or for other suggestions on the best areas of New York to find accommodation, I refer you to our dedicated article.

Our tips on where to sleep in New York

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