Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Rating: 4.6  407 rating points
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Last 6 months 76 192 4 = 188 97% 4.7
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

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Witness the 9/11 Recovery in a powerful, interactive tour based on the work of Official Ground Zero Photographer Gary Marlon Suson.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Lest we forget!
Fri, Jul 10, 09   1:00 PM dendon Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This is a beautifully displayed, tasteful exhibit. It is somber but certainly not gruesome. We had an excellent tour guide but the photographer was also there and was happy to answer questions. I would put it as one of the most important tourist sites in the U.S.
Rating: 5
A MUST SEE
Sat, Apr 25, 09   11:00 AM deetlebug Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We found the museum to be one of the highlights of our trip to NYC, if not the top one it ties with the Statue of Liberty. Tastefully done, Very emotional. We highly rcommend this to any and all. Thank you.
Rating: 5
A "must see" in NYC
Fri, Nov 7, 08   1:00 PM GeorgeGans Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A well-organized and informative display and, of course, very moving. The images are spellbinding.
Rating: 5
Ground 0 Museum Experience
Thu, Nov 6, 08   1:00 PM RoyRaynor Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I were really moved by the photography and articles on display from the 09/11 site. Photographer Suson did an amazing job gathering what we saw. The workshop was well designed and contain in a small enough area that we could share all the pictures and findings with others in one room which worked out well for my husband who has a problem with mobility. Thank you for a quality and memorable experience at a reasonable rate! Clara & Roy Raynor
Rating: 4
Worthwhile
Sat, Sep 6, 08   11:00 AM DonaldBevis Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
It's impressive; at the same time lacking. I was surprised that it was only one room, but it was packed with material. I guess I expected more drama and more emotionally charged material. I was more impacted by the material that was inside the church at ground zero a year after 2001. It was handmade stuff submitted by the community and things from the emergency rescue people. The timing may have had most of the impact as Ground Zero was still a dusty mess at the time Even though Gary himself gave the "tour", I was looking for more intimate details. He did well but I wanted to relate more to the people. God Bless him for what he is doing, though. Never forget! Maybe it needed a better timeline. Before the attack, the day of, the next few days, the next 6 months and where we are today. The stories were hard to put together with all the artifacts. Do go and do support this effort. it is worth the money.
Rating: 5
Our Lives can change in an instant!
Fri, Jun 6, 08   11:00 AM Welshlady Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was one of the most impressive things we saw on our visit to NYC in 2008 "Lest We never Forget" It was so poignant without being obtrusive and gory. The pictures told a 1000 words and the audio attached to each picture told the story of that particular picture to the fullest. The whole thing had deep meaning-one left this exhibit/lecture feeling a connection to those who not only left us on this fateful day but also to the loved ones they left behind. I would recommend it highly to ech and everyone who visits NYC
Rating: 4
Lest we forget.....
Fri, May 23, 08   1:00 PM DFWilliams Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We Americans have a tendancy to forgive & forget....all to soon! Gary has done a great job of documenting 9/11. Although the displays are super, I recommend you take a few minutes to look at his book which is for sale. It contains many more photos that are not on display at the museum.
Rating: 1
Over-commercialism of a tragic event
Thu, Dec 13, 07   11:30 AM fredcu Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It seemed to us that the photographer has taken advantage of his position to do some very unattractive self-promotion. Much silliness here--kleenex boxes to absorb the tears which the slick film clips were designed to bring, forbidding the picture-taking of a piece of an aircraft because " a piece had been cut off by the heroic photographer and given to a grieving person" Everything just too "slick" for me. The solicited tears appeared to be the prelude to sale of the shirts and souveniers. Why this location? Why not at ground zero? Our visit to St. Pauls Chapel was much more meaningful to us- made this activity unnecessary and in bad taste.
Rating: 4
911 Stories You have never heard....
Thu, Oct 11, 07   11:30 AM bevhanson Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This is literally a small hole in the wall museum. A few artifacts and many pictures not usually seen ...this was an eclectic experience. Official photographer for NYFD was on hand to give a preliminary talk and answer questions. I found some of it really amazing. It was a positive experience about the good that comes out of tragedy...not focusing on the tragedy itself. The crosses and Star of Davids made out of the fallen steel beams given out to about 1000 of the affected families was such a beautiful gesture and something I would not have known about had I not visited. There was the clock found by the photographer where time literally stood still....the last picture of the last subway train just before the ceiling came tumbling down. You are provided with head phones to get the various stories on both the photos and artifacts. Book was on hand completely done by the photographer (don't have his name handy) and some cards. Percentage of profits are given to NYFD. Friend who came with me was also touched by it. Don't forget, on your way out, to pick up prayers of every religion for peace (free) by the door. Summary: Small but worthwhile.
Rating: 5
Inspiring,NOT depressing!
Thu, Oct 11, 07   11:30 AM Francesk54 Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Very inspiring, informative, and well done. Especially meaningful as the photographer was the one who conducted the program. Liked the smallness of it...small group and not an overwhelming display. Very well done and have recommended to those I have talked to about my trip to NYC.