9/11 Memorial, New York City

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Commemorating the watershed event of recent American history, 9/11 Memorial marks the spot of the two World Trade Center buildings that were destroyed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Gain a deeper understanding of the tragic events surrounding those attacks by taking a guided walking tour of Ground Zero. A museum features exhibits ranging from objects found in the rubble to multimedia displays offering the stories and final voicemails of those who died in the buildings. You can stop by the memorial's two reflecting pools, designed to inspire hope and renewal and to pay tribute to victims. Planning New York City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • This memorial is truly a tribute to all who were effected by 9/11. There are tons of pictures and other archives in the museum that leaves you absolutely speechless. There is alot to see, read & watch...  more »
  • Only when you realise that you are standing in the foundations of the Twin Towers does it really hit home. One of the best exhibitions I have ever been to. Such beauty in such tragic circumstances.  more »
  • Certainly you should go see it. We were 2.5 hours and it did not see everything... It is very emotional and transports you to the morning of the terrorist attack, dive into what should live in this city that day. Essential.
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  • Incredibly sombre and moving the Memorial tells the story of the tragic event of 9/11. I admired how it approached what is a very difficult subject respectfully. It tells the tale at both a political level, architectural level and also has dozens of personal stories of the day. The scale of the memorial is stunning and with staff present that were there on the day you get to connect with one of the most shocking and influential events of our time on quite a deep level. The memorial does have a gift shop which at first concerned me but thankfully all items are respectful and largely in tribute to the emergency responders of the day.
  • Awesome memorial! We came down here just after touring One World Trade. It was an overcast day but that made for better views. We were there at 11:30 AM and the crowds weren’t all that bad. I would go a little earlier of I could do it again. Such an incredible memorial and it’s amazing to see how much care was put into memorializing where the twin towers used to stand. I have not been to the site since shortly after 9/11 and it’s unbelievable to see the area now. So glad we came!
  • The memorial is 100% worth visiting. I wouldn't miss it. If you enjoy museums, this one is a beautiful tribute. It gives history on the buildings and some even on New York. But the most beautiful part were the tributes to those who died and their families. The picture exhibits were breathtaking. But whether you enjoy museums or not, DO NOT miss walking around the beautiful memorial. Visitors are encourage the touch the names, and the museum even places white roses by the names on their birth dates. So special.
  • Wow. What an experience. I had some expectations about the museum, but it surpassed them. I was not aware that the museum was built atop and around the footprints of the towers. The giant hole that we are all familiar with from news and pix makes up the whole of the place. The slurry wall, all of the anchor girders, many of the remnants of what remained after the debris clean up are all on display. And most of all, it was done tastefully and respectfully. The experience was powerful. Go see it. It is understandable that one may not want to relive that horrible day but I suspect that you will not regret it.
  • What a touching Memorial this is...literally, you can run your hands over almost 3,000 names which are engraved in bronze on the memorial walls, surrounding the tranquil pools that were built in the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. It is heartbreaking, but somehow peaceful at the same time. Be sure to stop by the Survivor Tree, which was found in the rubble and restored to health at the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, it is a testament to the true grit of the American people. The Observation deck views are amazing, and be sure to have your video on for the ride up & down, you'll be in for quite a surprise!
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