NYC Activities, Visit the 9/11 Memorial

Visit the 9/11 Memorial | NYC Activities

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial is an NYC Activity that is a somber reminder of the nearly 3,000 who lost their lives.

Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in New York on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 Memorial pays tribute to each and every one of them. A visit to this Attraction is a somber NYC Activity that every visitor should experience at least once.

About Visiting the 9/11 Memorial:
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the 9/11 Memorial opened to the public. The beautiful design is serene, and the memorial provides a lovely place for people to come to reflect and remember those who were lost.

The Memorial is made up of two reflecting pools that sit directly in the footprints of the Twin Towers. Each pool is about an acre in size and feature manmade waterfalls that are the largest in North America. The name of every person who died, both in the 9/11 attacks and in the February 1993 attack, is etched onto bronze plates that surround the reflecting pools.

Many had ideas for the Memorial’s design. More than 5,200 architects submitted ideas. It was this thoughtful design from Michael Arod and Peter Walker, both architects, that best captured the spirit the City wanted to convey.

The 9/11 Memorial is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and there is no admission fee. Consider coupling this NYC Activity with a visit to the 9/11 Museum. The Museum features audio from survivors and first responders, artifacts recovered from the site, and much more. All of the exhibits at the Museum tell the story of the day that the world was changed forever.

Guided tours of the 9/11 Memorial are available as well. Each tour is led by a survivor, someone who lost a loved one in the attacks, or someone who lived nearby when the attacks occurred. Add this NYC Activity to your itinerary during your next stay at our Manhattan Hotel.

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