Oklahoma City National Memorial & MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4052353313
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Memorial, Family And Kids
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum - Review
In April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh bombed the front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people. Five years later, a memorial was dedicated to the victim of the attack on that site, and in February 2001, the Memorial Museum opened. The features of the memorial, described below are incredibly moving sights. They are:
- The Gates of Time: huge, bronze gates that mark the time of the tragedy
- Reflecting Pool: though the pool's water flows from east to west, you can see a clear image of yourself in the water
- Field of Empty Chairs: 168 chairs, with the names of the victims etched into them, in the open air, where the Murrah Building once stood.
- Survivors' Wall: The only remnant of the Murrah building has the names of more than 600 survivors etched onto it.
- The Survivor Tree: heavily damaged in the blast, this 100 year old American Elm put out leaves once again over a year after the event.
- The Memorial Fence: a 10-foot tall chain link fence on which visitors leave mementos.
- Rescuers' Orchard: Trees surrounding the survivor tree, representing the rescuers who came to help
- Children's Area: 5000 tiles hand painted by children and sent.
Also close by are the Heartland Chapel, and the And Jesus Wept statue, representing two churches that were also damaged in the blast. The museum is an interactive tour that takes you through the chronological story of the bombing, and years after it.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Information
- You can download the OKCNM Mobile App for more information related to your visit and tour.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Ticket Prices
- Adults $15 S
- Senior (62+), Military (With ID), Student (6-17 or college student with current ID) $12
- Children (5 years and under) Free
- Group rates are available for 15+ members.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Hours
- Last museum ticket is sold at 5pm.
- The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is free and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. National Park Service Rangers are on the site daily, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, to answer questions. Rangers are available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Museum is closed Easter Day.
How To reach Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum by Public Transport
- Buses 018 and 050 stop N Harvery Ave @ Memorial.
- Buses 002, 003, 011, 015, 018, 022, 23N, 024 stop NW 4th St @ N Robinson Ave.
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76.74% of people who visit Oklahoma City include Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
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People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Oklahoma City Reviews
This place was just touching. My heart felt such sorrow being here. It was an experience all on it's own. If you haven't been you should go. Went in the night time and day time. Night is better to see all the effect from the lights. I really was glad I got to see it and share the experience and history with my child.
Outstanding memorial. Well thought out, laid out and maintained. This is a real touching memorial that helps the audience relive that fateful day. Much consideration was given to the attention to detail, authenticity and emotions of those who were there that day. Tares at your heart strings to see and hear the stories of the survivors and those who perished. May they all rest in peace.
Such a beautiful place for such a disaster. This memorial is a worthy tribute to the sacrifices that were made on that fateful day. Reading the words painted on the brick building next to the memorial is a reminder of how passionate our civil servants are towards protecting us. Definitely a must see if your in the area.
This was probably one of my favorite memorials ever. I am not a big museum fan, actually I try to avoid them at all costs. However, I really enjoyed myself. I like watching crime shows, and half of the memorial was about McVeigh's actions and court case. They had a lot of unique artifacts that was cool to watch and they had a room with all of the victims and some of their belongings. If you bring a student ID, it only costs $12, and if you check in, you get a free postcard. After the museum section, you need to go outside and look at the memorial outside. It was really well done. They have a parking lot next to the church and parking is only $5, which is really cheap in my experience with downtown parking.
I watched the aftermath unfold live on television as a 22 yr. old. To see ground zero really moved me to tears. The memorial was well thought out, and the museum put everything into detailed perspective. I came away more informed about the events that transpired that fateful day. Thank you to all the Oklahomans for their courteous hospitality as well.