The 9/11 Tribute Museum is separate from the National September 11th Memorial & Museum, which is located a few blocks away. It is triple the size of the former location with many new exhibits.
The Tribute Museum was created by people who lost loved ones on 9/11. It is a space where their personal stories, photos and artifacts are shared with visitors through walking tours. Many of the tours are led by people who suffered the loss of a family member on that day, such as retired firefighter Lee Ielpi whose firefighter son Jonathan Ielpi was killed. The museum tour includes missing posters, photos of people killed, other artifacts, and concludes with an appeal to visitors to remember 9/11 by volunteering in their own community. The Tribute Museum offers tours of the rebuilt World Trade Center site led by survivors, first responders, relatives of victims and others with close connections to the tragedy.