FREE things to do in Lower Manhattan
The site of the original World Trade Center twin towers is a memorial to the victims of that terrible day. Their names are engraved in the marble that surrounds the original footprints of the two towers and their sunken waterfalls.
Docents will help you find a particular name, hometown or country of a 9/11 victim, or the unit of a First Responder.
Visiting the 9/11 Memorial continues to be free, but there is a fee to enter the excellent National September 11 Museum, which adjoins the Memorial, and a separate fee to visit the One World Observatory.
Learn about the future of mobility – that’s the new word for “transportation”, including self-driving and autonomous cars, ride-sharing, shared ownership, managing congestion and pollution, and more, including interactive and “virtual reality” games.
Helpful Ford Guides to explain the future technology, and there’s a wall of miniature cars and trucks that also will fascinate kids of any age.
- City of Tomorrow is located In the Oculus, the transportation center/shopping center in Lower Manhattan.