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9/11 Memorial & Museum

The most tragic place in New York City is also among the most visited ones

9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York 2020 - Best Time
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Ivan Velazco

The tragedy of September 11, 2001 has changed America forever. The human cost of terrorist attacks was 3,000 lives. The 9/11 Memorial was opened ten years later at the former location of the Twin Towers which were hit by planes. It is designed as two reflecting pools, each covering nearly an acre. The names of the ones who died back then are placed on the panels enframing the pools. The large human-made waterfalls symbolise the tears for the dead as well as the rain which will eventually wash down the sorrow. Time passes, but people come to reflect on the aftermaths and to honour those who perished on that notorious day.

9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York - Best Season 2020

A visit to 9/11 Museum which sits nearby the 9/11 Memorial brings back the horror of September 11th, 2001. You'll discover 10,000 monumental artefacts on display, listen to the intimate stories of loss and recovery of 2001 as well as 1993 attacks, and explore its global impact and continuing significance.

The Memorial is open daily from 7:30 am to 9 pm. Museum has different operating hours—Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm (last entry at 6 pm), and Friday–Saturday from 9 am to 9 pm (last entry at 7 pm).

The site may be visited year-round, but if you prefer to have some solemn and silent time, it's better to go in the evening when crowds are less heavy. To avoid lines, we recommend pre-buying tickets and booking a tour online.