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“Sobering and Interesting”

The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
Ranked #3 of 1,141 things to do in New York City
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Through commemoration, exhibitions and educational programs, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a nonprofit in New York City, remembers and honors the 2,983 people killed in the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993, as well as those who risked their lives to save others and all who demonstrated extraordinary compassion in the aftermath of the attacks.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We did a guided tour and it was worth it. Then we spent another couple of hours just wandering around this amazing museum. Well worth visiting this and the area around it, including the reflecting pools.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is an extraordinary museum. The attention to detail and underlying thought to design and setting is amazing. Sympathetic in honouring all involved. A reminder, that even in tragedy, there will be good people doing their best.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nellibert
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I was a little worried the memorial would be done in a way that wold leave me devastated the rest of the day, but that was not the case.
Extremely well done and I am planning on returning when I visit NY again.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TTU_TRAVEL_FAN
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My wife and I visited the 9/11 Museum and were blown away by the quality of the experience. It was clearly well-planned and the items on display were thorough, well-organized, and in some cases quite emotional. I suppose it was more meaningful for us because we live within line of sight of what were the Twin Towers, but I can't imagine anyone not being moved by the exhibits. I would also consider it to be an excellent learning experience for older children. We strongly recommend taking the guided walking tour and buy your tickets ahead of time to avoid waiting in the long lines. The only thing that was disappointing to hear was the fact that the overwhelming majority of visitors are foreigners and US visitors from outside the tri-state area. So if you're a "local", get out and go. You won't regret it!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Joe B
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The 9/11 memorial is very well done. Depending on the time you have to spend, you can visit the outdoor fountains and grounds. It is very moving.

Doing the museum takes about 1 - 1 1/2 hours. It is built right over the site of the twin towers so you get to see some remnants of the stairs, footers, etc. If you don't have time to do the museum, don't miss the grounds.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank skipowdersandy
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