9/11 Memorial Museum Opening Hours | Timings, Best time to Visit, & More

Today

Open 9am–7pm

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Jan 1 TO May 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO May 31)

TIMINGS
Monday 9:00am–7:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00am–7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am–7:00pm
Friday 9:00am–7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am–7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am–7:00pm

The 9/11 Memorial is open Wednesday to Monday from 9am to 7pm.




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Best time to visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Weekday vs Weekend

  • The 9/11 Museum tickets are timed, which means you don’t have to worry about it getting too crowded at any point. However, without a doubt, it is advisable to visit the museum on weekdays to avoid the weekend rush.
  • On Monday afternoons after 3:30 PM, free entry is allowed into the museum. Unless you want to take advantage of this, we suggest that you avoid Monday afternoons as well.
  • Thursdays and Fridays are most preferable as the evening crowds on these days are quite limited. 

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Peak season vs Low season

  • The museum's peak season falls during the summer months between June to August. There are also higher crowds on the 11th of September every year.
  • If you are traveling from overseas, the summer months have pleasant weather with rainfalls on just about 5 days a month.
  • January to March are the low season in New York and you can expect less crowds then.

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Frequently asked questions about the 9/11 Memorial Museum opening hours

Q. What are the 9/11 Memorial Museum's opening hours?

A. The 9/11 Memorial site is open every day from 9 AM to 8 PM and the museum is open from Wednesdays to Mondays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Q. Is the 9/11 Memorial Museum open every day?

A. The 9/11 Memorial site is open every day, but the museum is open only from Wednesdays to Mondays.

Q. When is the 9/11 Memorial Museum closed?

A. The 9/11 Memorial site is always open. But, the museum remains shut on Tuesdays for advanced cleaning.

Q. How long should I spend at the 9/11 Memorial Museum?

A. Visiting the memorial site takes about 30-45 minutes. Exploring the museum would take 2-3 hours. We suggest that you set aside at least 3-4 hours to make the most of your visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Q. What is the best time to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum?

A. The ideal time to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum is on Thursday and Friday evenings. The crowds are much lesser and the lights around the memorial make for a pleasant evening stroll.

Q. Is the 9/11 Memorial Museum open on public holidays?

A. Yes, the 9/11 Memorial Museum is open on public holidays. The museum only remains shut on Tuesdays.

Q. Should I visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum on a public holiday?

A. Yes, you can visit the 9/11 Museum on public holidays, but it isn’t recommended if you prefer lesser crowds.

Q. What are the 9/11 Memorial Museum opening hours for public holidays?

A. The 9/11 Memorial Museum opening hours remain the same on public holidays as on regular days. You can visit the museum from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and the memorial from 9 AM to 8 PM.