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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

620 N Harvey Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Located on the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a powerful living memorial and experiential museum that honors the victims, survivors, and rescuers of the Oklahoma City bombing of April 19, 1995.

The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial comprises the bronze-clad Gates of Time, Reflecting Pool, the Field of Empty Chairs with 168 chairs honoring the 168 people killed, Survivor Tree, Rescuers’ Orchard, and a special area for children. The Memorial Museum features videos, stories, interactive displays, and artifacts that tell the story of the deadly terrorist attack.

Visitors can explore the museum and memorial on a self-guided tour. Several options are suggested, depending on the time available and whether the party includes younger visitors. Ranger-led interpretative programs are available between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For access to the museum archives, visit on a private tour with a museum guide.

  • Entrance to the Oklahoma City National Memorial is free; there is a fee to enter the museum.

  • Children aged 5 and under enter the museum for free.

  • Be respectful and mindful that the memorial is a place of remembrance.

  • The official memorial and museum app offers suggested tours and interactive learning tools to help visitors plan for and learn about their trip.

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is located in downtown Oklahoma City, on North Harvey Avenue. Metered street parking is available around the memorial, and there are paid garages and parking lots nearby.

The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is always open and can be visited at any time. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from morning until evening and Sunday from midday to evening, with closures for major holidays. After dusk, lights illuminate the Gates of Time and the Field of Empty Chairs.

A hundred-year-old American elm, the Survivor Tree is the only tree in the surrounding area that survived the bombing. Overlooking the Reflecting Pool, it stands as a beacon of hope, resiliency, and survival. Planted around the Survivor Tree are Oklahoma redbud trees, which represent the first responders from Oklahoma, and a Chinese pistache and Amur maple, which represent the rescuers who came from across the country and around the world.


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