May 11, 2020
The Oklahoma City National Memorial is now open.
During this time of uncertainty, the Memorial remains a symbol of community, comfort and hope. We are excited to welcome visitors from across the country. Please know that the safety of our employees and visitors remains our top priority, which is why we have installed safety signage throughout the site with reminders to social distance, wear masks and avoid large crowds.
“We were thrilled to watch visitors come onto the grounds within minutes of us taking down the pedestrian fencing this morning. We are approaching this with caution and watching how the phased reopening of our City and State unfolds, as we make plans to welcome visitors from across the country to the Memorial and Museum,” said Kari Watkins, Executive Director. “Nobody wants visitors here more than we do, but we need to be smart about how we bring them back on site first, then into the Museum, which is obviously a tighter space. We look forward to announcing our plans to the public.”
A reopening of the Memorial Museum, which closed on March 14, has not been set. Watch for the latest details on the status of our operations here and on our social media channels.
Hear the story of our first visitor to walk on the grounds this morning, who was traveling across the country and stopped to see the Memorial.