9/11 Memorial and Museum Hours
9/11 Memorial and Museum hours change according to the season and the attraction you want to visit.
9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero are open daily from 8 am to 8 pm.
The 9/11 Museum hours are from 9 am to 7 pm.
The 9/11 Museum is closed on Tuesdays.
The last entry for the museum and memorial is 90 minutes before closing time.
The 9/11 memorial and museum is closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving.
On 26, 27, and 30 December, the 9/11 Museum is open from 9 am to 9 pm to accommodate larger crowds.
9/11 Museum extended hours
The museum will remain open on 26 December and 2 January (Tuesdays) from 9 am to 7 pm.
The last entry on these dates is 5.30 pm.
Best Time to Visit 9/11 Memorial and Museum
The best time to visit the 9/11 memorial and museum is at 8 am as soon as it opens.
During this time, you will face fewer crowds and can enjoy a private touring experience.
As time passes, crowd levels increase, making it hard to enjoy a calm tour.
If you can not make it early in the morning, we suggest you visit by 5 pm and wrap up your tour an hour before the closing time of the 9/11 museum.
The best days to visit the 9/11 memorial and museum are Wednesdays to Fridays.
The museum witnesses heavy crowds on Monday since Tuesday is an off.
We recommend you visit during the weekdays as the museum gets crowded during the weekends.
March is considered a great time to visit the memorial.
March is the last of the cold months, making it an excellent time to visit the memorial before April to May when the crowd begins to rise a little.
Months from April to May and September to October are considered shoulder seasons in New York.
These months are in the middle of peak high and low seasons, so the memorial will be less crowded.
April to May is also preferable because there is less crowd and it is not too cold either.
How Long Does It Take To Visit
The duration of your visit depends upon what you wish to enjoy and your ticket type.
Generally, visitors spend two to three hours exploring the 9/11 museum and memorial.
A guided tour of the museum takes 90 minutes, after which you are free to explore the memorial, ponds, ground zero, etc.
You will need 30 minutes to visit the 9/11 Memorial Pond and FDNY Wall.
If you wish to explore the memoria, allot 45 minutes to 1 hour.
If you plan to visit the 9/11 Museum during the peak summer tourist season, include an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour to secure the entry ticket.
You can get a skip-the-line entry ticket online to save time on waiting lines and ticket counter queues.
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FAQs About 9/11 Memorial and Museum Hours
1. What days are the 9/11 memorial open?
The 9/11 memorial is open throughout the week.
The 9/11 museum is open from Wednesday to Monday and closed on Tuesdays.
It is also closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving.
2. How much time do you need to see the 9/11 Memorial Museum?
Visiting the museum typically takes around two to four hours.
Guided tours can last anywhere from 60 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on the type of tour.
3. When is the 9/11 Memorial Museum closed?
The 9/11 memorial timings are from 8 am to 8 pm on Pevery Days.
The Museum remains closed on Tuesdays.
The museum is also closed on Christmas and Thanksgiving.
4. How long should you spend at the 9/11 Memorial Museum?
Two hours is the ideal time to spend at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
You may also complete the tour in 90 minutes if you book a guided tour.
If you want to learn more about the 9/11 incident, it may take around three hours to explore the memorial and museum thoroughly.
5. What is the best time to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum?
The most recommended 9/11 Memorial Museum timings are around 8 am to 9 am when the Memorial Museum opens.
If 8 am is too early for you, you may enter the museum during the last entry time, 90 minutes before closing time.
6. Is the 9/11 Memorial Museum open on public holidays?
The 9/11 Memorial is open to the public all year, but the Museum may remain closed on public holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving.
The Museum is also closed on Tuesdays but remains open on all other days of the week.
On Tuesdays, the Memorial Plaza remains open.
7. Should I visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum on a public holiday?
You can visit the 9/11 Memorial on a public holiday if you do not plan on visiting the Museum.
If you wish to visit the 9/11 Museum, too, you must pick another day because the Museum remains closed on public holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving.
8. What are the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s opening hours for public holidays?
The Memorial Plaza remains open from 8 am to 8 pm most days.
The Museum is usually open from 9 am to 7 pm except on Thursdays and holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving.
9. Why is the 9/11 memorial closed on Tuesdays?
The 9/11 Memorial Plaza is open all days, but the museum remains closed on Tuesdays, so it can be open on weekends when more tourists visit.
10. What time is the moment of silence in the 9/11 memorial?
The moment of silence is at 8.46 am.
At 8.46 am, hijackers had intentionally crashed the flights into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
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