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National September 11 Memorial & Museum

One Liberty Plaza, NY 10006
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  • National September 11 Memorial & MuseumPro 2014
    Travis Katz
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    5 Jul 11, 2014

    Definitely worth a visit. I had been to NY a bunch of times during the rebuilding. Its amazing what they have done. The fountains outside are quietly powerful, creating a sense of endless falling inward that is beautiful and moving. We almost skipped the museum, as it looks really small from the outside. Glad we didn't - its massive, going 4 levels underground where the parking garage and foundation of the original towers was. There are some amazing artifacts - smashed firetrucks, bent steel girders. But the most powerful part was the section that walked through that fateful day, hour by hour, how the tragedy unfolded. It was really heavy emotionally to relive that day, but worth it. I don't think I would recommend coming here with kids under 12 - I think the horror of it could be pretty scary (e.g. there is an area where they have pictures of the people jumping from the buildings). But overall well done.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum
    Els Welkenhuyzen
    5 Jun 29, 2014

    Goose boobs…
    Everybody who visits NY should go the memorial, in honor of what happened to this city.
    I would recommend to book tickets for the museum in forehand. The lines on the spot where very long and on the moment of our stay all the tickets for the next 2 days where already reserved.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum
    Stace
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    5 May 04, 2014

    I took this as they were rebuilding WTC area. This was May 2011. The memorial is now complete, and the museum is set to open May 2014.

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    Dolores Kelly
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    4 Mar 21, 2014

    Really nicely done. Wish the museum of the memorial was open but liked being able to pay respects to those who perished on 9/11 by visiting the waterfalls

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  • National September 11 Memorial & MuseumPro 2014
    Grace C.
    5 Mar 17, 2014

    Unfortunately the museum wasn't open yet (says Spring 2014), but I did make "reservations" online before to visit the memorial. You don't have to, you can get tickets there, they are free, but you chance having to wait in LONG LINES. I just paid the $2 "processing fee" online to avoid that. We went super early - 1030am on a Saturday and there was NO LINE for those with or without tickets, so if you are chancing it without reservations, you might want to opt going when they open. By the time we left around 11ish the lines were starting to get long, and as it got later in the day it got longer and longer and more slow moving so keep that in mind.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & MuseumPro 2014
    Sean Jackson
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    3 Mar 05, 2014

    This area still has a ton of construction going on. The museum accompanying the memorial has yet to open but the rest of the memorial site is open. Tickets are free but you have to reserve them ahead of time online.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & MuseumPro 2014
    Jason Planck
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    5 Mar 01, 2014

    This is great guide tour they bring around the area of WTC, and then bring you back to VC. Then you’re able to tour both floors of artifacts from the WTC inside the VC.

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    Elvira Vanag
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    5 Jan 30, 2014

    We visited the memorial on a cold January day. Even though we had timed tickets, we had to wait in line for over 45mins and the cold made it feel much longer. But it was heartwarming to see so many people from all over the world waiting. The memorial was still under construction, but the two pools (built over the spots where the buildings were standing) were finished and one pool already had running waterfalls. The design is very good - simple, somber and not over the top, with a clear and simple message - commemorating the needlessly lost lives and the horrors of that day.

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    Jhonatan Martinez
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    5 Jan 19, 2014

    Worth the wait. You can save time by purchasing the tickets online. It I about an hour wait with pre ordered tickets.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & MuseumPro 2014
    Diane Austin
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    3 Nov 29, 2013

    The lines moved well, even without prearranged passes you can get online. Free memorial that asks for $10 donation does a full, airport-like scan for each visitor. On a windy day, the waterfalls spray the stones and visitors. I wasn't a big fan of this memorial, something I'm glad to have seen however. Museum will open spring 2014.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum
    Alex C
    5 Nov 11, 2013

    Ground Zero is across the street from our building. You can see the fountains from the balconies of the gym on the 31st floor and from the rooftop on floor 57.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & MuseumPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    5 Jul 11, 2014

    It is hard not to be moved by this monument. It is a very respectful tribute to the men, women and children killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.

    I felt a little awkward visiting it as a tourist but was glad I made the pilgrimage. I recommend visiting at dusk. The monument is nicely illuminated and glows during the early evening.

    Tickets are available via the memorial's website. Show up at your designated time and be sure to follow the instructions on the ticket. Security is fast and efficient. If you are visiting to honor a specific individual, you may look up their name in advance on the website or at a kiosk at the memorial.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & MuseumPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 Oct 29, 2013

    I visited before the memorial was constructed and it was the most eerie feeling to turn a corner and be faced with a gaping hole in the middle of the city. Solemn place, but important to visit.

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    Becky Mahan
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    4 Oct 28, 2013

    I'm not sure how to rate it, because it's not a 5-star spectacular site, and it's not a 1-star disappointment either. It's emotional, heartbreaking, and sobering - and if you have national pride, or if you're simply emotional like me, you'll be affected for awhile. I visited in 2006, so I haven't seen the 10th anniversary monuments, but I saw the vast empty space where the twin towers stood, a waving American flag against a stark blue sky, rubble and construction work behind fences, and childrens' artwork portraying their lost parents - and it all made me cry.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum
    André Kuik
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    5 Oct 27, 2013

    A Must See and feel when you come to New York. A few people made "look, I'm at the National September 11 Memorial, with a big smile", that bothered me. Please respect this place, think about the very bad things that happened here and commemorate the victims and survivors.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & MuseumPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 23, 2013

    A MUST if you are in New York.
    This memorial is moving and something everyone should see.
    In honoring the victims of September 11,2011 this memorial is tasteful and the heart of the downtown landscape.
    There are many private citizens that linger at the memorial in order to give information and private tours.
    If you want to get facts that maybe are little known then make sure you seek one of those(usually veterans)out.

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  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum
    Allison Cooper
    5 Oct 21, 2013

    With the new 9/11 memorial up and running, it’s impossible to visit NYC without visiting Ground Zero and pay your respects. Though a solemn experience, it’s a worthwhile and momentous part of any trip to New York City, and educational for the kids. In addition, you can view the memorial from the observation deck without actually needing to walk through if you are short on time.

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    Scott Hampton (@danielodyssey1)
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    4 Oct 21, 2013

    One of the MOST memorable monuments in New York City and the entire United States of America. I had the opportunity to visit Ground Zero less than a year after the dismal day of very unfortunate events and recently after a beautiful historical monument was built in memory of the 9/11 victims.

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    5 Oct 04, 2013

    5 stars of great loss, the people, the extreme impact, one of the most impressive sights of the world, great special memories, even better pictures. and i stood on the tower 2 times. and was here after...the dust still in the windowframes...

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  • National September 11 Memorial & MuseumPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    4 Oct 03, 2013

    I've seen the evolution of Ground Zero from the pile of rubble that was three stories high to the building of the Freedom Tower in the past few years. In that time the remains of 9/11's victims have been removed and identified and the 9/11 Memorial has finally opened. This is hallowed ground for New Yorkers and Americans.

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4.5 out of 5
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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex. The Memorial occupies 16 acres, including two large waterfalls and reflection pools. Advance passes are required for visiting the site.

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Aliases: World Trade Center, 9-11 Memorial, 9/11 Memorial, 9/11 Memorial, 9/11 Museum, World Trade Center Memorial, Ground Zero