The Cost of Memory

Museum Minute

Last week officials at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum announced that admission to the museum will cost between $20-$25 when it opens in 2014. The memorial plaza, which opened in 2011, will continue to be free (there is a $2 service fee for online ticket reservations). Not surprisingly, this announcement has turned out to be controversial to say the least. Some common reactions I’ve seen online include a few standard themes:

  • “It’s not a business – it’s a memorial”
  • The admission fee is “disrespectful” or “too much”
  • The admission should be a “suggested donation”

There are also numerous comments regarding why there should be no museum at all, however, in this post I want to focus on cost.

So, should the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum be free?


  • It is not free to operate a museum – especially a museum with a need (and a plan) for heightened…

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