Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a tribute to the victims, survivors, and first responders affected by the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Take a self-guided tour through the events of that day and learn more about terrorism and the legacy of this attack. You can listen to the only known recording of the bombing, watch news footage, and see belongings that were found among the rubble. Step outside to visit the memorials that honor the victims, some of which occupy the space where the building once stood. The Gates of Time display the time the bomb exploded, 9:02 a.m., and 136 empty chairs represent those who lost their lives. Their names are etched onto the chairs. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Oklahoma City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Reviews
We were in town for the night and went in the evening, so we didn't see the museum. However, we walked around the outdoor memorial. It is very well done and was in great shape, the caretakers seem to ... more »
Museum is good, they did save quit a bit that was salvageable from the bombing and have some unexpected items from Timothy M such as his getaway car. The outdoor park was lovely, nice place for reflec... more »
I have been to memorial museum and sites but this one has had the greatest impact on my wife and I. Excellent job of recreating the day and the fact we have to move on. The site makes you look at violence in a deep personal way. You will not leave unchanged and I a small way become an Oklahoman. The experience will send you off to be thoughtful, kind, giving and resilient.
I was in OKC around June, 1995 and saw this site as "ground zero". It was heartbreaking then and as this was my first time here since '95, I found myself profoundly emotional as I approached the site. There museum was already closed for the day but we got here right at sunset which gave the grounds a beautiful, serene quietness for reflecting. This memorial is incredibly well done and a wonderful tribute to those affected both personally and otherwise.
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