We'll be visiting relatives in New Jersey over Labor Day weekend and are planning to come into NYC to visit the 9/11 museum. I was planning to have everyone meet at my mother-in-laws house at about 11 a.m. and getting 1 p.m. tickets for the museum.
Is it necessary or if not necessary recommended to get tickets in advance. Being a holiday weekend, I'm trying to get a final head count regarding relatives who would like to come and make advanced reservations. I talked to relatives on the phone today and should have a head count in a week and a half.
I was planning to just do the $25 dollar or so general admission rather than also doing the 1 hour tour, as many family members would prefer to just explore on their own. Sounds like we don't need the tour to be moved / get a lot out of it. Let me know, though, if you think I'm making a mistake not booking that. (FYI: I am paying for everyone, so $25 per person instead of $42 per person sounds better for my budget too.)
Am I right that we should plan on about three hours or so? That would be perfect, as we'll be heading back to New Jersey after this outing and taking everyone out to dinner including some relatives who won't be coming into the city.
Any other advice? We'll be taking the train into Penn Station and then taking a subway over to the memorial / 9/11 museum.
Thanks so much.