9/11 museum sets admission fee at $24

Price on the high end of original estimate; memorial and museum take up half of the 16-acre World Trade Center site

TRD New York /
Jan.January 24, 2014 08:17 AM

The National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum will charge adults a $24 admission fee, the museum announced Thursday. Museum officials previously said that the entrance fee would be between $20 and $25 to help cover the high costs of running the institution.

Families directly impacted by the terrorist attacks can enter free of charge, and there will also be free hours for the general public each week, museum officials added.

“The 9/11 Memorial does not yet receive government support for ongoing operations as many other important museums of our national history do,” Joseph Daniels, president of the museum and memorial, said in a statement seen by Crain’s. Daniels added that the ticket price would help “fulfill our obligation to commemorate and preserve the history of 9/11. It will also enable educational programming that will teach the nature of and responsibility for the special freedoms we have.”

The museum, which opens this spring, is looking to cover up to 70 percent of its $63 million budget through revenues such as ticket sales and gift shop sales, according to Crain’s. The rest will be solicited through fundraising from both the private sector and the government. The memorial will continue to be free. [Crain’s]  – Hiten Samtani


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The American Museum of Natural History (Photos by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Museums get green light to reopen in New York City

Museums get green light to reopen in New York City
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History have set reopening dates for this month or next (Getty)

Museums, still in limbo, plan reopenings

Museums, still in limbo, plan reopenings
Epstein's Mansion at 9 East 71st Street and the Frick Museum at 1 East 70th Street with Jeffrey Epstein (Credit: Getty Images, Google Maps, Wikipedia)

Preservationists want the Frick to buy Epstein’s old mansion

Preservationists want the Frick to buy Epstein’s old mansion
Natural History Museum gets court clearance for $383M expansion

Natural History Museum gets court clearance for $383M expansion

Natural History Museum gets court clearance for $383M expansion
The Lower East Side’s New Museum could get a $38M expansion

The Lower East Side’s New Museum could get a $38M expansion

The Lower East Side’s New Museum could get a $38M expansion
Condo at MoMA tower lists for $46M as developers fight over pricing and discounts

Condo at MoMA tower lists for $46M as developers fight over pricing and discounts

Condo at MoMA tower lists for $46M as developers fight over pricing and discounts
MoMA closing this summer for final stage of $400M overhaul

MoMA closing this summer for final stage of $400M overhaul

MoMA closing this summer for final stage of $400M overhaul
(Credit: U.S. Air Force photo Master Sgt. Heather Cabral, April Pink)

Tax breaks, payment dispute haunt Glenstone Museum’s newly completed $200M expansion

Tax breaks, payment dispute haunt Glenstone Museum’s newly completed $200M expansion
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...