June 17, 2011
Visitors to the museum at the national 9/11 memorial could be required to pay an entrance fee of about $20, though victims’ relatives will always be able to enter for free, the president and CEO of the memorial foundation said Thursday.
Joe Daniels, the president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, told City Council members at a hearing that once the museum opens in September 2012, it must generate enough income to maintain itself and the memorial. The foundation is searching for other ways to finance the upkeep of the memorial, but Daniels said Thursday that if none can be found visitors would be asked to pay entrance fees comparable to ticket prices at other major museums in New York City, which he said charge about $20.
This article was posted: Friday, June 17, 2011 at 1:04 pm