Oklahoma City National Memorial in Pictures
The Oklahoma City Memorial tells the story of April 19th, 1995, and the aftermath of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in downtown Oklahoma City. One hundred sixty-eight souls were lost that day, and it’s a tragedy that is still raw for many of us who witnessed it. Fortunately, the citizens of Oklahoma and the world rallied, drew on the strength of each other, and put the pieces of their lives back together as best as they could.
The Memorial and Museum is a place to learn about that day, but it is also a place learn of the incredible stories of resilience from a city devastated with grief and sorrow. This is not an easy place to visit, but it is an important one. While you’ll see scenes of enormous heartbreak, you’ll also be uplifted and inspired by humanity.
From the Memorial:
“We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity.®”
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Things to see and do
- Tour the museum to understand what led to the events of April 19, 1995
- Walk around the Field of Empty Chairs
- Learn about the Survivor Tree and Rescuers Orchard
- Spend some time at the reflecting pool
- Explore the Survivor Wall
- Walk along The Fence to see tokens of remembrance
Oklahoma City National Memorial Hours
Museum Hours are from 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sundays. The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Oklahoma City National Memorial Admission
Entrance to the Museum is $15 per Adult, $13 for Military personnel and Seniors, and $12 for Students. Children under 5 are free.
Directions to Oklahoma City National Memorial
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is located at 620 N. Harvey Avenue. Parking is free with a paid admission to the museum.
Oklahoma City National Memorial Park Stats
Date created: April 19, 2000, the fifth anniversary of the bombing, followed by the Memorial Museum dedication on Presidents’ Day, February 19, 2001.
Fun Fact: The annual Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon attracts more that 25,000 runners from around the world who join together to #RUNtoREMEMBER.
Related: Oklahoma City is a great city to explore good food and a visitor-friendly downtown. Read more about visiting OKC with kids here.
Other Nearby Parks
Read more about all of Oklahoma’s National Park sites here.
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