The September 11 Museum was dedicated on May 15, 2014, and opened to the public on May 21. Its exhibits include 23,000 images, 10,300 artifacts, nearly 2,000 oral histories of those killed – mostly provided by friends and families, and over 500 hours of video.
The underground museum has artifacts from September 11, 2001, including steel from the Twin Towers (such as the final steel, the last piece of steel to leave Ground Zero in May 2002). It is built at the former location of Fritz Koenig's The Sphere, a large metallic sculpture placed in the middle of a large pool between the Twin Towers. Battered but intact after the attacks, The Sphere was moved to be displayed at Battery Park.
In December 2011, museum construction halted temporarily due, according to the Associated Press, to disputes between the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum Foundation over responsibility for infrastructure costs. On March 13, 2012, talks on the issue began and construction resumed. After a number of false opening reports, it was announced that the museum would open to the public on May 21, 2014 Wikipedia.
Visit the Museum
General Admission Museum
- Adult $24
- US College Student $18
- Senior (65+) $18
- Youth (7-17)* $15
- US Veteran $18
- Members Free
Museum Admission + Museum Tour
Join a staff member on a 60-minute guided museum tour.
- Adult $44
- US College Student $38
- Senior (65+) $38
- Youth (7-17)* $35
- US Veteran $38
- Members $20
Museum Admission + Memorial Tour
Join a staff member on a 45-minute guided memorial tour.
- Adult $39
- US College Student $33
- Senior (65+) $33
- Youth (7-17) $30
- US Veteran $33
- Members $15
Special Consideration Groups
- 9/11 Family Members Free
- FDNY/NYPD/PAPD $12 with valid ID
- 9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers Free with registration
- Active/Retired U.S. Military Free with valid ID
- Free Admission Tuesdays Free from 5PM to close
*Children ages 6 and under are free.
**Last admission two hours prior to closing. Free Admission Tuesday tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the Museum starting at 4 p.m. Distribution time subject to change.