|9/11 Tribute Museum|
|Former names||9/11 Tribute Center, Tribute WTC Visitor Center|
|Location||92 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006.|
|Opening||September 6, 2006|
The 9/11 Tribute Museum, formerly known as the 9/11 Tribute Center and Tribute WTC, shares the personal stories of family members who lost loved ones, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, volunteers and Lower Manhattan residents with those who want to learn about the September 11 attacks. It is located in the World Trade Center section of Manhattan, New York City and offers walking tours and galleries with 9/11 artifacts and history.
The 9/11 Tribute Museum provides educational experiences for visitors and a central place for the local community and victims' families and friends to gather and share their personal experiences with the public.
Through walking tours, exhibitions and programs, the 9/11 Tribute Museum connects visitors with people who directly experienced the events of the February 26, 1993, bombing and the September 11, 2001, attacks. The Tribute Museum has hosted more than four million visitors from all over the world.
The 9/11 Tribute Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and is a project of the September 11th Families' Association.
The 9/11 Tribute Museum, formerly known as the 9/11 Tribute Center and Tribute WTC Visitor Center, is a project of the September 11th Families’ Association. The September 11th Families’ Association was created by widows and other family members of those killed in the 9/11 attacks. The Association established a mission to unite and support all victims of terrorism through communication, representation and peer support.
The 9/11 Tribute Center opened on September 6, 2006, across the street from the World Trade Center site and next to the Engine 10/Ladder 10 Firehouse of the New York City Fire Department. It was located in the former Liberty Deli, where meals and supplies were given to rescue workers in the attacks' aftermath. The Association renovated the space to create an educational center with photos, artifacts, and stories shared by the community. In June 2017, the Museum was moved to 92 Greenwich Street, a location that provides it with more exhibit space.
The 9/11 Tribute Museum has trained volunteer guides who all have personal 9/11 experiences. Tours take visitors on a walk through the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, with stops at other significant locations such as the Firefighters' Memorial Wall and the Survivor Tree. The 9/11 Tribute Museum is open to the public and organizes 40 tours a week, with each tour being one hour and 15 minutes long. The Museum also offers tours for student groups, in addition to learning programming, professional development and workshops.
The museum has three floors. Exhibits emphasize the historical significance of 9/11 and the civic response in the aftermath, through a collection of oral histories and artifacts from Ground Zero. All galleries are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Huffington Post wrote that "walking through the museum is like being transported back to the turmoil, destruction and anguish of 9/11. Exhibits express the disbelief and heartache of New York and the nation."
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a partner of the 9/11 Tribute Museum and serves as the primary memorial to the events of September 11, 2001. Aside from the memorial constructed at Ground Zero, there are many other memorials built by various communities and municipalities throughout the United States. Many of these memorials are built around a remnant of steel from the destroyed towers. These remnants have been donated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey through a program that has distributed more than 1,000 pieces of World Trade Center steel.