NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — When the National September 11 Memorial & Museum opens on the World Trade Center site, you will have to pay an admission fee to visit, CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported.
The 9/11 museum will charge a fixed fee rather than a suggested donation, in the range of $20 to $25, according to a statement
A spokesman for the museum said the non-profit organization relies on the support of the public and not government funding, and said the museum is exploring a fee in line with comparable institutions.
Some families of 9/11 victims voiced objection to the decision to charge an admission fee, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported. They called the plan to charge admission insulting.
But Charles Wolf — whose wife, Katherine, died in the 2001 attacks – said a fee is likely necessary.