Visitor's Guide: The September 11th Memorial
World Trade Center progress – August 31, 2011
On September 12, 2011, the National September 11th Memorial and Museum will open to the public for the first time.
While admission is free, you must reserve a visitor pass for a specific date and time. If you have not already done so, visit the 9/11 Memorial’s reservation site and search for an available time. All visitors will pass through the newly-constructed security screening area at the intersection of Albany and Greenwich Streets before entering the Memorial site.
The current status of the September 11th Memorial screening area
Guidelines for visiting the 9/11 Memorial:
The general guidelines outline the typical prohibited items which are not allowed within the Memorial site:
- Animals (except service animals)
- Demonstrations of any kind
- Glass bottles
- Recreational wheeled vehicles
- Soliciting or leafleting
- Third-party commercial activities
- Weapons and explosives
- No baggage larger than 8″×17″×19″
- No weapons, including firearms, knives, cutting tools, mace, etc.
- No use of photographic or video equipment in the security screening area
Visiting the September 11th Memorial site
Map of the Memorial area
- Print your Visitor Pass from home or bring your confirmation email and pick up your Visitor Pass on site at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site located at 20 Vesey Street
- All persons 13 years or older must present photo ID
- Do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to the reservation time listed on your Visitor Pass
- Security screening is mandatory for all visitors – bags will be searched and visitors must pass through magnetometers or may opt for a pat-down inspection
Entrance to the Memorial security screening area
If you plan to bring photographic equipment to the Memorial site, be advised of the restrictions on photography, namely that only personal photography is allowed, and “professional photography equipment” may not be allowed on site. All other photographic activity must be authorized by the 9/11 Memorial’s Department of Public Affairs and Communications.
View the complete rules and regulations if you have further questions.