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Ground Zero

Ground Zero
Ground Zero

© Robert Scoble

Every day, thousands of tourists flock to Lower Manhattan to pay their respects to the approximately 3,000 people who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The former site of the buildings, Ground Zero, stands as a solemn and moving reminder of the day that is deeply embedded in the souls of Americans and people around the world. Now undergoing massive construction on the five new towers scheduled for completion in 2011 and 2012, Ground Zero allows visitors to honor the victims' memory from a fenced-in walkway around the site.

In 2006, the September 11 Widows and Victims' Families Association founded the Tribute World Trade Center across the street from Ground Zero, to commemorate the victims and to develop a sense of community among the survivors of this devastating attack. This touching tribute offers a free tour through five heartfelt exhibits that illustrate through photographs and artifacts the unfaltering courage of the victims, rescue workers, and Lower Manhattan residents. Or, go on a walking tour and listen to personal stories from guides who were directly affected by the terrorist attacks -- hearing their emotional tales of strength and determination in the wake of tragedy is sure to touch and inspire anyone who listens. The Tribute World Trade Center is only temporary.

Attraction Information

  • Hours:
  • Monday: 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesday: 12pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday through Saturday: 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
  • Gallery Admission:
  • $10
  • Subway Stop:
  • A, C trains to the Chambers Street Station
  • 
E train to the World Trade Center Station
  • 2, 3, 4, 5, J, M, Z trains to the Fulton Street Station
  • R, W trains to the Rector Street Station
  • Contact:
  • Location: 120 Liberty Street, New York, NY
  • Phone: 866-737-1184
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