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The 9/11 Memorial Museum tells the story of the events of 9/11 through artifacts that range in scale from the monumental to the intimate, as well as through first-person accounts and multimedia displays. The 9/11 Memorial consists of two enormous reflecting pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers. Each pool is about an acre in size; 30-foot waterfalls cascade down all sides. Hundreds of white oak trees line the surrounding plaza. Advance purchase of museum admission is strongly recommended. The 9/11 Memorial is open daily.
For the first time ever, this year the plaza and memorial will be open to the public on 9/11 (in past years only those participating in the commemoration ceremonies were allowed in). The site will be closed for private daytime activities, but the general public will have access between 6pm and midnight. The museum will be closed the entire day on 9/11.