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911 Memorial - New York, NY

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

The 911 memorial is located at the previous sight of the World Trade Center in New York City. The memorial honors the nearly 3000 people killed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, recognizes the courage of those who survived and solutes those who risked their lives to help others. The memorial tells the story of 9/11 through media, narratives, and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts.

Learn about the core exhibitions, special exhibitions, and rotating galleries in the Museum’s 110,000 square feet of space. There are three parts to the exhibition: the Events of the Day, as they unfolded; Before 9/11, which provides the historical context leading up to the attacks; and After 9/11 which addresses the aftermath and ongoing repercussions of the terrorist attacks that occurred on our country.

Each year in commemoration of 9/11, the twin beams of Tribute in Light shine, recalling the Twin Towers and honoring those killed. It has become an iconic symbol that both honors those killed and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York.

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