This memorial pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the terror
attacks of September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as
well as those killed in the World Trade Center bombing of February 1993.
Located at the former site of the World Trade Center complex, the 9/11
memorial features two large waterfalls with reflecting pools, each about an acre
(4,046.8m²) in size which sit in the footprints of the original twin tower
buildings. This contemplative space—planned to be one of the most eco-friendly
plazas ever constructed, with over 400 trees surrounding the pools—is a place
of hope and renewal. The names of victims are inscribed on bronze panels which
surround the pools.
You’ll want to see the “Survivor Tree”, which was plucked from the
wreckage of the World Trade Center after the attacks—blackened and
crushed—and, having been brought back to health and replanted on the site, now
stands 35 ft (10.7 m) tall and symbolizes the city’s and
The memorial exhibition will be a commemoration of the 3,000 people lost in
both attacks and you’ll be able to learn about those men, women and children
as you pass along the “Wall of Faces”.
The construction of the site museum is currently underway and acquiring a
collection of artifacts, videos, photographs, and personal effects that express
remembrance and record testimonies of the history of the World Trade Center and
the events of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.
However the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site is already open and invites you to
learn about the memorial and museum through exhibits, stories, and films. It
also houses the Lady Liberty fiberglass statue, dedicated to the memory of some
of the fire-fighters who lost their lives in 2001. The Preview Site is free
You can get to the 9/11 Memorial by several routes, each requiring a short
walk upon arrival:
You can either take subway trains A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Fulton
Street, trains 2 or 3 to Park Place, the E train to World Trade Center, the R
train to Rector Street or Cortlandt Street, or train 1 to Rector Street.
By bus, you can take the M5 Southbound, getting off at Broadway and Thames
St., or Northbound, getting off at Trinity Pl. and Rector St. Or you could take
the M20 Southbound, getting off on South End Avenue between Liberty St. and
Albany St., or the M22 Southbound, getting off on Vesey St. between North End
Ave. and West St.
You can also arrive by PATH trains, car, ferry, and Hop-on-Hop-off Bus.
Relatives of those who died in the attacks have a separate ticketing system
and entrance. General visitors must have visitor passes and must use the
entrance at the intersection of Albany and Greenwich Streets (1 Albany St.).
Passes must be booked online in advance for a specific date and time and are
free. Visitors are reminded that the 9/11 memorial is a place of remembrance and
are asked to remain respectful to those who lost their lives, and their
families. There will be a security check on entrance during which bags may be
checked. No bags larger than 8” x 17” x 19” (20.3cm x 43.2cm x 48.3 cm)
can be taken inside (nor are there any storage facilities), and there are no
toilets on the site. Only personal photography is permitted.
Every day: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (6 p.m. September 23 to December 31)
Visitor passes are free, but must be reserved in advance. Reservations made
online or by phone: $2.
Special security measures apply (e.g. no baggage larger than 8”x17”x19”
Phone: +1 212 266 5211