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Ground Zero Museum Workshop
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour
Ranked #30 of 1,175 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Images & Artifacts from the 9/11 Recovery, in the Meatpacking District near Chelsea Market and the High Line Park. A 5-Star Rated Tour. Want to feel what it was like to be with FDNY Firefighters on the front lines after the 9/11 attacks? Want to educate your kids about this tough subject in a gentle and non-threatening way? Experience the Stunning Images of Official Ground Zero Photographer Gary Marlon Suson. "Rare Photos" (New York Times) are displayed, some in lifelike 3D installations, as well as artifacts & rare video. Rated in Trip Advisor's "Top 25 Museums in the USA" for 2013 and 2014 and in Trip Advisor's "Hall of Fame." Presented in BOSE Surround Sound Audio. 100 Stories. Praised by parents as a "safe" introduction to 9/11. Guests are allowed to pick up rare World Trade Center artifacts. Daily 1.5-hour audio tours from 11am-3pm Wednesday through Sunday include a tour guide and the self-guided audio narration in Dolby Stereo, in English, Italian, French and Spanish. Proceeds shared with 9/11 and FDNY Charity. Walk-ins welcome. CLOSED MONDAY and TUESDAY. "Incredible Images" says Fox News Channel. Known worldwide as the "Biggest LITTLE Museum in New York." The "first stop" before heading to visit Ground Zero. On display are "The Frozen Clock" - "The Bible Page" - artifacts such as the largest piece of World Trade window glass in existence and many more well-known images featured on FOX NEWS, BBC and CNN. Small gift area sells books and posters. No graphic footage nor images from morning of 9/11 are shown at GZMW. Tastefully and realistically presented. This award-winning tour is a wonderful prequel to your visit to the National 9/11 Memorial + Museum. Reservations accepted. Handicapped accessible. New 2016 Fall Hours: Closed Monday + Tuesday. Open Wednesday thru Sunday 11am-3pm.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 28 March 2012

If visiting new york, you just have to go here,....touching, emotional, brilliant. Do not miss this...!!!!

Thank JaCaAl
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

A small studio, an inventory of pictures and memorabilia, and a recorded passage through the weeks and months after the 2001 terrorist attacks. This is an essential visit to a pivotal marker in our country's history. Highly recommended.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

A must see for all who go to Ground Zero. I don't think anyone who goes into the Museum will walk out the same. Your feelings are very deep and strong.


Thank Kathy1480
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I visited the museum with my spouse and my 21 year-old daughter, on March 25, 2012. The museum has been called the biggest, little museum in New York City. For good reason. It is a hand-on place that let's you connect with the massive effort to recover from the tragedy of 9/11 in New York City.

Tastefully done, but very emotional. There is nothing in the museum workshop that I could not bring a 6 year old to. The museum is not physically taxing at all, and is a comfortable, protective place. The staff / tour guides are professional, helpful and friendly. They strongly believe in the mission of the museum.

Cameras are allowed, although the staff requests that no videos be taken. Proceeds from the museum sales directly benefit six charities. Tours are two hours long, and advanced ticket purchases are required. Very fine job. Well worth your time, in my opinion.

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Reviewed 26 March 2012

We took our 12 and 15 yr old sons to this museum and I think it was so much more powerful than going to the actual site. Mr. Suson, the photographer, was the only person allowed into the site to take recovery photos so most of these pics/artifacts will only be seen here. This is a chance to hear "real stories" from responders and to witness both tragic loss but also the love, respect, and selfless care of those who worked from the first moments of 9/11 to those who are working still. We happened to visit on a day that Mr. Suson was actually there-he has received no compensation for his photos rather all proceeds go to the FDNY foundation. This really helped our kids to understand what happened though not a frightening/graphic depiction but rather a very respectful way to honor those people who gave themselves to help others. It is a huge blessing to have this for future generations. **Please note the address as it is not by ground zero but rather in the meat packing district.

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