The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, also known as the 9/11 Memorial Museum, are the memorial and museum dedicated to the events that occurred during the tragic day on September 11, 2001. The museum also plays tribute to the World Trade Center bombing of 1993. The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the attack. The memorial and museum are operated by a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds for and operate the museum to preserve the history and importance of that day.
National September 11 Memorial & Museum’s 15,000 square feet space is located within the World Trade Center, it tells the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and artifacts. The artifacts at the 9/11 Memorial Museum help tell the stories of the events from 2001 and 1993. Visitors and tourists can get a better understanding of the events that took place through the videos and artifacts. The museum also pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims, displaying their images and telling their stories in the exhibit In Memoriam. It also honors those that survived the attacks and those that showed compassion during the aftermath. Foundation Hall houses both the last column and the slurry wall of the original World Trade Center. The museum also provides sources and discussion topics to help visitors discuss 9/11 and the effects of the attack.
The Memorial Plaza stands on the former footprints of the Twin Towers, with two large waterfalls and reflective pools. The memorial has over 400 trees surrounding the structure. Tourists can also visit the Survivor Tree, the only surviving tree from Ground Zero. National September 11 Memorial & Museum now stands as a living reminder of survival, resilience, and rebirth since the attack.