The Tribute Center embodies the need to gather at the World Trade Center site, connect with the people, places and events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001, and reflect. Tribute WTC Visitor Center is a project of the September 11th Families' Association, a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation. The Tribute WTC Visitor Center expands upon the September 11th Families' Association mission to unite and support victims of terrorism by incorporating the entire 9/11 community - families, survivors, residents, rescue workers and volunteers affected by 9/11/01. The Center creates a central place for information about 9/11 at the WTC site. Visitors learn factual information about the events on September 11th, the identity of 2,973 people killed in the attacks, the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations and the tremendous spirit of support and generosity that arose after the attacks.
Exhibition components provide sensitive reception and hospitality to men, women and children from all over the world who receive guidance, friendship, and the opportunity to carry with them a significant memory for the rest of their lives. The educational programs integrates core curriculum through the gallery space, lectures, multimedia displays and guided walks around the World Trade Center site.
The Tribute Center serves over 300,000 visitors to Lower Manhattan annually. Currently, the Tribute WTC Center is the only for visitors to learn, discuss and pay tribute to those impacted by the events of September 11, 2001 in proximity to the WTC site. The Tribute Center offers 6,000 square feet of exhibition and educational space for visitors in one of downtown's historic buildings at 120 Liberty Street. The Tribute WTC Center is located next to FDNY firehouse 10/10 and across from the World Trade Center site.