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About the 9/11 Tribute Center

The 9/11 Tribute Center is a visitor center opened in 2006 by the September 11th Families Association, a not-for-profit corporation. 9/11 Tribute Center offers visitors to the World Trade Center a place where they can connect with people from the 9/11 community: family members of lost loved ones, survivors, first responders and people who live and work in Lower Manhattan.

Through walking tours, exhibits and programs, the 9/11 Tribute Center offers “Person to Person History,” linking visitors who want to understand and appreciate the historic events with those who experienced them. Visitors learn factual information about the events, the identity of 2,973 people killed in the attacks, the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations and the tremendous spirit of support and generosity that arose after the attacks. Personal gallery and walking tour experiences are available for student and group visits. Learn more about 9/11 Tribute Center programs, visit


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For the past 10 years, the 9/11 Tribute Center has welcomed 4 million visitors from around the world to learn, hear and feel the personal stories of our community of family members, survivors, first responders, recovery workers, civilian volunteers and Lower Manhattan residents.
– Lee Ielpi, President of the Board of Directors for the September 11th Families’ Association and Co-founder of the 9/11 Tribute Center

After visiting the Tribute Center, we’re excited that visitors will be inspired by the humanity of September 11. It was a unique time period where the world came together to support America in their rebuilding, and 15 years later we’re able to show that progress and be inspired.
– Jennifer Adams-Webb, 9/11 Tribute Center CEO & Co-founder

This memorial pays tribute to the thousands of brave men and women who rushed into danger to save their fellow New Yorkers during our darkest days. While we can never repay our first responders for their sacrifice, the 9/11 Tribute Center is one small way we can show the world the depth of their courage. This expansion and relocation will allow countless more residents, visitors and tourists to visit this intrepid museum and learn more about these extraordinary service men and women and the profound and enduring impact they have had on our city and state.
– Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York

The Tribute Center for ten years has shared with millions of people the truth and personal stories about September 11, fulfilling the critically important need that we never forget what happened that day. The Fire Department has been a close partner with the Tribute Center, and we are excited about this expansion, assuring that the truth about what happened, through new programs, exhibits and an expanded mission, will impact generations to come.
– Daniel A. Nigro, FDNY Fire Commissioner

Through the various 9/11 memorials, dedications and ceremonies over the past 15 years, we have vowed that we will Never Forget those who were lost as a result of the 2001 tragedy, as well as those who answered the call to duty in the aftermath. The 9/11 Tribute Center will continue to ensure that we will Always Remember them. By providing a testimonial venue with an educational, interactive and service-oriented environment, the legacy of 9/11 will go on with honor and purpose.
– William J. Bratton, NYPD Police Commissioner

The remarkable revelation in the aftermath of 9/11 was the way it drew people together and brought out the best in them. The overwhelming response was to find ways to help. This extraordinary phenomenon inspired our entire approach to the design. “Seeds of Service” recognizes that the flowering of service to the community, the city and the world stems from the spreading of those original ‘seeds’ and continues to pay tribute to those whom we lost.
– Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

All of us who care about New York City understand how important it is to remember those who were lost in the 9/11 attacks, and the Tribute Center does an incredible job of preserving their memories. We are honored to welcome the 9/11 Tribute Center to its new home at 88 Greenwich Street. Their ongoing commitment to the Financial District is a testament to the neighborhood’s continuing resurgence.
– Joseph Sitt, CEO of Thor Equities

Nearly 10 years ago, The 9/11 Tribute Center came to Lower Manhattan with a mission to preserve a living, breathing history of one of our country’s most tragic events. They succeeded by not only creating a haven for those directly affected by 9/11 but a connection for people from around the world.
– Jessica Lappin, President of the Alliance for Downtown New York


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