At 9:02 am April 19, 1995 a bomb exploded at the Murrah Federal Buidling in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, destroying one side of the building, damaging several adjacent buildings, injuring 680 people and killing 168 people, including 19 children.
Until September 11, 2001, it was the deadliest terrorist attack on United States soil; it remains the worst domestic terrorist attack.
A memorial and museum now stand in silent tribute and remembrance.
The Reflecting Pool and Field of Empty Chairs; the museum entrance, and window overlooking the memorial
sections of the chainlink fence where visitors have left mementos
sections of the original building left as they were immediately after the bombing
There is chair for each person who died that day, 168.
What was once an ignored, unassuming urban tree is now an iconic symbol of hope.museum website
Tiles painted by children all over the country, gifted to the museum, and displayed at the museum entrance.
The 9:03 Gate
The 9:01 Gate
The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is privately funded. The memorial is free and open to the public. An admission is charged to tour the museum.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) organization which owns and operates the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
It does not receive any annual operating funds from the federal, state or local government.