13 years has passed since the day that changed so many lives in ways unimaginable. The 9/11 Memorial is breathtaking site and if you're planning on visiting, take a moment to remember those who lost their lives in the attacks, and also the loved ones they left behind who are still grieving every single day.
The National September 11 Memorial is open daily from 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. It is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993. The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in the North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood.
9/11 Memorial Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. *Last entry at 7 p.m. The Museum serves as the country’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001. The Museum’s 110,000 square feet of exhibition space is located within the archaeological heart of the World Trade Center site—telling the story of 9/11 through multimedia displays, archives, narratives and a collection of monumental and authentic artifacts. The lives of every victim of the 2001 and 1993 attacks will be commemorated as visitors have the opportunity to learn about the men, women, and children who died.
9/11 Memorial Museum Store at 20 Vesey Street is open daily from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sept. 22, 2014 - Dec. 19, 2014 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free admission.
How to get there: From the Salisbury Hotel walk to 7th Avenue and 57th St. and take the subway R going downtown to Cortlandt. Street.