Visit to the September 11 Museum 

2 Jan

While we were in New Jersey for Christmas J and I took the family to Ground Zero and the September 11 Museum.  It is something that we have been wanting to do but never seem to get there when we were in New Jersey.  

We had 11 o’clock tickets for the museum, so the day started with a car ride to Staten Island  going over the Goethals Bridge.  Once on the island, we drove to the terminal and searched and searched for a parking place.  The ferry is free but the parking is a fortune!


We avoided the Interior of the ferry and decided to sit outside and enjoy the sites. In spite of being cold.


The Hudson River is busy with seaports on either side so there is a lot of boat traffic.

The bridge in the background is the Verrazano Bridge.


Of course you know her.  Once we docked it was a short walk using Google Maps to the site of Ground Zero.  

The reflecting pools mark the footprint of the buildings.

The new Freedom Tower.

This is a girder that was once a part of the facade on the 93rd floor.

This was the  pillar used by workers to mark there remembrances.



My father was a fireman who drove the tiller of a hook and ladder truck, so I felt an affection for this ladder truck.


After touring the museum we looked for a place to have lunch. Nearby is Bill’s Burgers.


Eric checking his email or Facebook or reading my blog.


Max and Justin

We noted, being from Florida, how heightened the security was in New York City.  Boarding the ferry there were bomb sniffing dogs, armed (carrying assault weapons) police and on the riding home we noticed the Coast Guard escort.  I saw the Coast Guard boat in the morning but I didn’t know it was an escort until we saw the returning ferry.   Notice the manned 50 cal on the bow of the boat. 9/11 has changed our world.

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One Response to “Visit to the September 11 Museum ”

  1. rogershipp January 2, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

    Thanks for the pictures. I have yet to get there.

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