Visitors walk down a dimly lit hall. Beside them is a large map of the Eastern United States that shows the routes the hijacked planes took on 9/11.
Photo by Thinc Design

Exhibitions

The Museum tells the story of 9/11 through artifacts, imagery, personal stories, and interactive technology. Learn about the core exhibitions, special exhibitions, and rotating galleries in the Museum’s 110,000 square feet of space.

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Photo by Jin S. Lee

Historical Exhibition: September 11, 2001

This historical exhibition presents the story of 9/11 using artifacts, images, first-person testimony, and archival audio and video recordings. The exhibition is made up of three parts: the Events of the Day, as they unfolded; Before 9/11, which provides the historical context leading up to the attacks; and After 9/11, which addresses the immediate aftermath and ongoing repercussions of the terrorist attacks.

Core exhibition

A woman visits the In Memoriam exhibition. On the wall in front of her and to her right are 2,983 portrait photographs of the victims.
Photo by Dan Winters

Memorial Exhibition: In Memoriam

The memorial exhibition honors the 2,977 individuals killed as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, at this site as well as at the Pentagon and in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It also honors the six individuals killed in the terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993.

Core exhibition

Men and women looks at a large black-and-white photograph and 16 tintype photographs displayed on a blue wall, which is part of the special exhibition “Skywalkers: A Portrait of the Mohawk Ironworker at the World Trade Center.”
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Skywalkers: A Portrait of Mohawk Ironworkers at the World Trade Center

This temporary exhibition of tintype photographs by artist Melissa Cacciola introduces some of the Native American Mohawk ironworkers, renowned for the ability to work fearlessly at great heights, who helped build the Twin Towers, aided rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero, and worked to rebuild the new World Trade Center site.

On view through January 2020

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Photo by C&G Partners

Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden

Based on unprecedented access to the agencies and people who conducted the hunt, Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden examines the intelligence and military activities that led to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden was killed nearly 10 years after 9/11.  

On view through May 2021

Four visitors watch a video screen that shows survivors recounting their memories of 9/11 in the Reflecting on 9/11 exhibition.  Eight survivors can be seen in a panorama across the long video screen.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Reflecting on 9/11

Reflecting on 9/11 is a media installation that presents a spectrum of views from prominent individuals and invites visitors to share their own stories, memories, and opinions about 9/11 and the day’s ongoing ramifications.

An audience of several dozen people watches a panoramic screen showing rebuilding at the World Trade Center site as part of the Rebirth at Ground Zero exhibition.

Rebirth at Ground Zero

Rebirth at Ground Zero is an immersive media installation that tracks the physical transformation and renewal at the World Trade Center site alongside the emotional journeys of individuals who were directly affected by 9/11.