NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum Timed-Entry Ticket
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 1.5 hours
- Optional audio guide
The 9/11 Memorial is a place where you can learn about the terrible events of September 11th, 2001, and reflect on what it means to you - either as an American, or as an international visitor. What are some of the points not to be missed?
Two one-acre pools, with biggest artificial waterfalls in North America, stand exactly where the Twin Towers were. The names of those who died are listed on the pool walls.
This film examines the day's events, compiling interviews with prominent figures such as George W. Bush. It runs daily every half hour, lasting for about a quarter of an hour.
This callery pear tree amazingly survived the downfall of the buildings. It was restored and is now a symbol of rebirth. Its seedlings are donated each year to communities in need.
This huge room contains one of the original, surviving walls of the World Trade Center as well as the Last Column, standing at 36 feet and decorated with recovered remnants.
The museum allows you to interact with artifacts and voice clips from September 11th.
The outdoors parts are probably best experienced when the city is not covered in snow. Summer is of course tourist season, so note that it will be more crowded then.
Be as quiet and respectful as possible, as some visitors - including those who knew victims - will want to use it as a place to quietly reflect.
The exhibitions may not be appropriate for children under the age of 10 - especially if they are liable to make a lot of noise.
Security screening is mandatory before entry. Only bags measuring under 8 x 17 x 19 inches are permitted inside the memorial - larger bags can be stored.
With the New York Explorer pass, we selected the 7 most important sights. Then I started planning the days. I got to know the subway and bus transportation in New York and planned where and how to go. Now I’m nearing the end and enjoying it more and more. I’ve been to the U.S. several times, but I’ve avoided big cities by far so far. However, I was in almost every National Park. I think we will enjoy that too.
He knew dates, answered our questions, and made sure we were together. We knew when we would meet back with each other, and he made it feel personalized while we were in a group. We really enjoyed our tour!
We had a great day for a sail to Liberty Island... only confusion was to stay on or get off the boat at Ellis Island. If that can be made clear upon departure, it would make for a perfect ride!
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful! He was great with keeping time, and keeping us on track. We really enjoyed him and would like to recommend him to our friends.
The tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. Down to earth. Definitely knew his stuff. Tell other travelers to check weather and dress appropriately.