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911 Tribute Museum in New York

The 9/11 Tribute Museum in New York is a museum commemorating victims of the terrorist attacks that took place on the 11th of September 2001. It focuses on the personal stories of the people affected, either directly or indirectly, by the attacks. For example; the victims, their friends and families, first responders and people who lived and/or worked in the area. Don’t confuse this museum with the 9/11 Museum in New York: the official 9/11 Museum.

Unfortunately the 9/11 Tribute Museum has closed. You can visit the 9/11 Museum in New York instead.

9/11 Tribute Center

The 9/11 Tribute Museum was previously known as the 9/11 Tribute Center. After relocating In 2017 to a new, larger building, it has become bigger and more professional. It was therefore decided that the name should change to the 9/11 Tribute Museum. The museum was established by the September 11th Families Association: a union consisting of family members of firefighters from the Fire Department of New York, who fell victim to the attacks.

9/11 Tribute Museum Exhibits

The 9/11 Tribute Museum takes you back to the events of 9/11. The museum starts with a short explanation about the development of the area; from the possession of the Dutch to the construction of the Twin Towers and the attacks of 1993. Next, you will learn more about September 11 through the stories of people who experienced the attacks up close. You’ll see objects found at Ground Zero, such as a window from one of the planes, a firefighter’s jacket, and a photographer’s roll of film. The exhibit also tells about the search for victims and the reconstruction of the area. The museum commemorates the victims in an impressive room filled with photos. There are employees around the museum who can give you more information and to whom you can ask questions.

Difference between the 9/11 Tribute Museum and the 9/11 Museum

If you go to New York and want to visit the 9/11 Museum, you may be torn between which of the two to choose. I have seen both and can say that they each offer a different perspective. The biggest difference is that the 9/11 Tribute Museum focuses on the personal stories of the individual victims. Whereas, at the official 9/11 Museum the focus lies on the attacks themselves, with exhibits of artefacts left over from the explosions. In addition, The 9/11 Tribute Museum is a little more personal, so more specifically centred around New York. However, the 9/11 Museum tells a broader story about the happenings on and around the day.

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The 9/11 Museum is located next to the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero: the two square pools where the Twin Towers once stood. The 9/11 Tribute Museum is in the area, but is a little further away from the WTC – terrain. To get to the Tribute Museum from One World Trade Center, walk south along Greenwich Street for around ten minutes.

Eric’s Tip: The 9/11 Museum is, along with the 9/11 Memorial, a ‘must see’. However, if you have already been, or are looking for a quieter place to visit I definitely recommend that you pay a visit to the Tribute Museum. Due to it being a less popular museum, it is also much quieter and calmer. Consider buying a ticket which also includes the official walking tour.

Practical Information

After purchasing, you will receive a voucher by email. You can print it and use it as a ticket. Or, you can show it as a mobile ticket on your telephone.

  • Opening times:
    • Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 16:00
    • Sunday & Monday: closed
  • Location: 92 Greenwich Street, on the corner of Greenwich Street and Rector Street

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