The impeccably organised exhibitions describe in great detail the attacks on the Twin Towers and the day that changed the history of the world. Located in the World Trade Center complex in southern Manhattan, the museum is part of the revitalization project of the former Twin Towers neighborhood.
The “National September 11 Memorial and Museum” has 30,000 square metres, more than 20,000 photos, 10,000 objects and 2,000 recordings that tell the story of the fateful day of September 11 in detail.
Visiting the museum is a difficult choice, full of different feelings, a recent history still alive and remembered by everyone.
Where were you on 11 September 2001?
The vast majority of people can describe what you were doing, where you were and how you remember the day of the Twin Towers attacks. The exhibitions tell minute by minute how the attacks were planned, how the city reacted, the work of the fire brigade and the reactions all over the world.
All this is documented by audio, video, photos, documents, artefacts and debris from the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Located underground, the pavilions of the September 11th museum are very well divided. I recommend that you take a free map at the entrance.
In the open galleries, it is permitted to record photos and videos. Inside the exhibitions, cameras are not allowed.
I recommend reserving 2 to 3 hours to get to know the whole museum. The main exhibition is located in a closed room and cannot be photographed. The content is very intense, exciting and shows minute by minute – from planning to rescue – the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The silence of the room is only interrupted by the voices of the firemen’s radios, sirens and statements of the interactive panels with several videos. The exhibition also contains photos, objects and personal belongings of the victims. The heroism of many anonymous firefighters and volunteers is moving.
How to get to the 9/11 Memorial
Use the E – blue line and get off at the World Trade Center | Fulton Street station. The journey to Times Square takes 25 minutes.
Adult ticket $26 22 euros
Child (7 to 12 years old) Ticket 15$ 12 euros
Child (13 to 17 years old) Ticket 20$ 17 euros
Free admission on Monday (3:30 pm – 5:00 pm)
Daily from 7:30am to 9pm
180 Greenwich St – New York