Visit New York City’s 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Envisioned by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (also commonly referred to as the 9/11 Memorial and 9/11 Memorial Museum), stands on the former site of the Twin Towers and commemorates the lives lost during the September 11, 2001 attacks and the Trade Center bombing of 1993.

The Memorial includes two expansive reflecting pools, each nearly an acre in size, that feature North America’s largest manmade waterfalls. The reflecting pools are purposely situated at Ground Zero, within the footprints of where the Twin Towers once stood and defined the New York City skyline.

Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial can read the names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks, nearly 3,000 in total, which are inscribed on bronze panels located around the edges the Memorial pools.

Also located at the site is the National 9/11 Memorial Museum, which tells of the story of the September 11th attacks through a combination of authentic artifacts, archives, narratives, and multimedia displays.  As part of the Museum’s exhibitions, visitors are offered the opportunity to learn more about the men, women, and children who lost their lives, as well as the tragic events that took place at the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93 on September 11th. The museum also serves as the principal US institution for documenting the impact of the attacks and exploring the continued cultural significance those events have left on the country.  

Situated in a 20-story historic building in the heart of the Financial District, the Residence Inn World Trade provides an ideal home base for visitors wishing to experience this powerful reminder of tragedy and resilience. Our all-suite hotel is located just two short blocks from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One World Observatory, The Oculus, and Westfield World Trade Center. You will also be within walking distance of Wall Street, NYSE, Battery Park and popular NYC neighborhoods such as SoHo, Greenwich Village and TriBeCa.