U.S. Travel — New York
New York City
New York City Attractions
Memorial & Museum
- National 9/11 Memorial & Museum
- Visitor Passes
- One World Trade Center
- One World Trade Center Observatory
- St. Paul's Chapel
- British Memorial Garden
- World Tradecenter Cams
National 9/11 Memorial
The National 9/11 Memorial was dedicated on September 11, 2011 (the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks) in a ceremony at Ground Zero for victims' family members — the memorial opened to the public one day later, on September 12th.
As one of the most sustainable, green plazas ever built, The Memorial Plaza (an eight-acre park) features over 400 oak trees surrounding the Memorial pools — and an interactive Memorial Museum honoring the 2,982 people who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 and in the 2/26/1993 World Trade Center bombing. Names of those killed in both attacks are inscribed in bronze on the low wall surrounding the Memorial pool (pictured right).
National 9/11 Memorial Museum
President Obama dedicated The National 9/11 Memorial Museum on May 15, 2014 and it officially opened to the public on May 21, 2014. The museum was built around the Survivor Stairs from the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Upon entering the museum, voices can be heard from Americans around the country echoing where there were on September 11, 2001. Stand in the footprints of NY's two mighty towers in this sacred place of healing and hope.
To enter the Memorial, visitors must reserve a pass at 911memorial.org — passes are free and can be reserved up to six months in advance. It is recommended that you reserve online as there are daily limits.
One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center (formerly Freedom Tower) skyscraper
at Ground Zero opened late 2014. The 104-story building soars 1,776 feet, making it New York Ciy's tallest skyscraper.
World Trade Center Observatory
The World Trade Center Observatory opened to the public on May 29, 2015. Located on the 102nd floor, the observation deck offers breathtaking views of NYC.
World Trade Center Cams
View Live Webcams showing the construction of the World Trade Center redevelopment site.
St. Paul's Chapel
St. Paul's Chapel is located directly across from the World Trade
Center site. The Episcopal church was
home to the
volunteer relief effort after the terrorist attacks of September
"Unwavering Spirit: Hope & Healing
at Ground Zero"
"Unwavering Spirit: Hope & Healing at Ground
Zero," a new interactive exhibit, honors that ministry
and its legacy of love
British Garden @ Hanover Square
— Memorial Garden
Hanover Square Google Map
If you're a "Brit" you may want to visit the British Garden at
Hanover Square — a Memorial Garden for British victims of
part in the official naming ceremony, honoring the 67 British victims
of the terrorist attack and planted a tree (magnolia bush) at the
garden during his Royal visit in May 2009. The garden is located
in Manhattan's Financial District, near Wall Street.
Dedicated in 2005 by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla (Duchess of Cornwall), the park received it's "royal opening" with a ribbon-cutting from Queen Elizabeth (Queen of England) during her whirlwind visit to New York on July 6, 2010.
Ground Zero Museum Workshop
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