The National 9/11 Memorial Museum is located on the exact site of the former World Trade Center Twin Towers. The Museum is dedicated to the memory of the almost 3,000 victims of the tragedies of the 1993 and 2001 attacks in New York City, Shanksville PA, and the Pentagon, as well as the heroes who dedicated their days and nights to the rescue and recovery efforts.
The immensity and the impact of the artifacts, the historical perspective and intimate details of the horrible events tell the story of the day and the lives both loved and lost on September 11, 2001. Your visit to the Museum will undoubtedly be an emotional experience. The design leads visitors down a long, 7-story ramp to true ground zero, symbolically inspired by the access road used by rescue and recovery workers. Galleries throughout include voice recordings of last phone calls; photographs of first responders heroically entering the buildings, never to return; prayer cards and hand-written pleas.