Visitors to Make Online Reservations to See 9/11 Memorial

Monday, June 13, 2011

Workers are planting trees and putting in benches at the 9/11 Memorial, World Trade Center, Workers are planting trees and putting in benches at the 9/11 Memorial (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The memorial on the site where the World Trade Center towers once stood opens on September 12, 2011 — one day after the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. Starting on July 6, family members of the victims of 9/11 and the trade center terrorist attack on February 26, 1993 can make online reservations to see the 2,982 names of those who died in bronze. The general public can register to visit the memorial beginning on July 11.

The memorial includes two reflecting pools and waterfalls as well as a survivor tree, which was taken from the wreckage on 9/11 and nursed back to health. Admission will be free of charge, but visitors must make reservations for a specific date ahead of time.

"Because the construction surrounding the World Trade Center site projects will continue over the next few years, we need to manage capacity on the plaza," said memorial spokesman Michael Frazier.

Visitors can also access the memorial using their smartphones. The free "Explore 9/11" iPhone app has a walking tour with photographs submitted by survivors and witnesses as well as a timeline of events from the days of the terrorist attacks. 

An underground museum at the site is scheduled to open in 2012. One World Trade Center, northwest of the memorial, is scheduled to be completed in 2013.


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Comments [7]

Bernice Rock

I have a reservation for 2 people for October 7, 2013 #20130916-7803797 at 10:00 AM and need to cancel. Thank you.

Oct. 07 2013 09:15 AM
eleanore chaloux

Need to cancel for dec.31 at 2:00

Dec. 31 2012 01:21 PM
Linda M. Richel

I have reservations for 7/10 for 4 people i need to cancell. The reservation # is 20120427-3310980. Thank you, i will rteschedule at another time.

Jun. 22 2012 11:08 AM
Lidia Vilaverde from Fairfield CT

Last month, I've tried to visit, but, since it was under construction, was not allowed.
The little I could see, was grate!
Emotion, emotion.

Sep. 16 2011 04:29 PM
darlene chabot

M y husband and I have vistor passes for Sept.18,2011 at 10 am. we need to cancel
this reservation. Thank You

Sep. 16 2011 01:19 PM

I'm going to NY at he end of this month i would love to see the memorial. So if their is any cancelation please notified me....PLEASEEEEE

Sep. 12 2011 03:31 PM
helen ornstein from

i have reservations 10:30am 9/16/11 helen ornstein and marion machado. i would like the reservations visitors pass to read susan montella,RN, director of the Bellevue hospital Emergency/NYU services. could you make this change on the visitor pass so that susan montella can join me. i already donated and bought three machado will not be able to attend due to death of parent.

Jul. 26 2011 12:54 PM

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