Remembering September 11 by visiting the 9/11 Memorial

Can you believe it, it’s been exactly 13 years since the tragic 9/11 happened in New York but it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. It was a heart-wrenching news and I remember vividly how I was a high school student back then, on a bus with my classmates and we were on our way to our retreat to Tagaytay when we heard the news.


Since it’s September 11, one way to remember this sad day is by visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York which is where the Twin Towers or the World Trade Center used to be. You can visit both the memorial and the museum.

The outdoor memorial have twin reflecting pools that has the largest man made waterfalls in the US. The design of architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker was selected from a global design competition, Each person’s name who died in the 1993 and 2001 attacks were inscribed into bronze panels beside the pools. 


The  9/11 Memorial Museum showcases different “artifacts, photographs, audio and video tapes, personal effects and memorabilia, expressions of tribute and remembrance, recorded testimonies and digital files and websites related to the history of the World Trade Center, the events of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993, and the repercussions of these seismic attacks.” You can also contribute to the museum collections that are related to the 9/11 and the people who died there.

They allow visitors to buy tickets before visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum. You can purchase them three months before your planned schedule of visit. Also the admission is free for all visitors every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to closing time (last entry at 7 p.m.). There’s a limited number of tickets sold online for reservation two weeks in advance.

General Admission

Adult $24.00
Senior (65+) $18.00
U.S. Veteran $18.00
U.S. College Student $18.00
Youth (7-17)* $15.00

*Children under the age of 6 are free.

Special consideration groups:

FDNY/NYPD/PAPD $12.00 with valid ID
9/11 Family Members Free
Museum Members Free with valid membership
9/11 Rescue and Recovery Workers Free with registration
Active/Retired U.S. Military Free with valid ID



9/11 Memorial

Monday-Sunday 7:30 am –  9 pm

September 11, 2014 6 pm – Midnight

The Memorial will be closed earlier in the day for the 9/11 anniversary ceremony.

Extended Holiday Hours

November 27-30, 2014; Dec. 20, 2014 – January 1, 2015 7:30  am – 9 pm

9/11 Memorial Museum

May 21, 2014 – September 21, 2014 (Monday-Sunday) 9 am-9 pm

*Last entry at 7 p.m.

The Memorial Museum will be closed to the public on Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 22, 2014 – December 19, 2014
Daily, 9 am –  8 pm
*Last entry at 6 p.m.

Extended Holiday Hours
Nov. 27, 2014 – Nov. 30, 2014
Dec. 20, 2014 – January 1, 2015
9 am –  9 pm
*Last entry at 7 pm

*An average visit takes approximately two hours. The last entry helps to allow visitors the time to fully experience the Museum. 


Also you can join a membership program which is unlimited admission for year to the museum, a 10% discount at the museum store, online store and cafe; access to express members museum admissions and coat check lines; discounted tickets to select public programs; and complimentary one-time museum passes for guests.

Photos courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum and other websites

For more info, you may visit:

Website: 9/11 Memorial

Facebook: 9/11 Memorial