Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Rating: 4.6  371 rating points
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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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 1
expensive and without interest
Fri, Oct 28, 11   3:00 PM ZIGLIARA Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
the minimum of honesty would be to prevent that the “museum” is summarized in one room…
Rating: 5
My visit at Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour
Fri, Oct 28, 11   1:00 PM brodardl Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
It was an interesting place to visit. It's a lot of pictures. For fast every picture or thing, you can hear a story.
Rating: 2
Tour "guides" detract from exhibit
Fri, Oct 28, 11   1:00 PM lantenon Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
9/11 is an extremely touchy subject, and any exploration of it should be a somber affair. I found that the tour "guides" -- and I use the term loosely, because they didn't really "guide" anything so much as talk to us about the photographer / proprietor -- were incredibly melodramatic and actually took away from the overall experience. The artifacts on display are quite interesting. Each artifact has with it a narrated description or story, provided over personal headset when you key in the artifact's assigned number. Some of these narrations were very interesting, descriptive, and well-designed. Others were overly dramatic or almost commercial in nature. Still others were so short as to be pointless, added only to say that there was a narration with the item, such as, "this is a photo of a fireman." In all: I wasn't so disappointed as to ask for my money back. However, it felt to me like the museum was put together as a money-making proposition for the proprietor, *not* as a reflection and tribute to one of the most terrible events in modern memory. That disappointed me. If you can ignore the tour-guides, and get past the commercialized feel of some of this, the museum isn't a bad way to spend a few hours; however, I wish we had gone to the actual 9/11 memorial at the former World Trade Center instead.
Rating: 5
This museum is an absolute must-see!!
Thu, Oct 27, 11   1:00 PM FamNyrup Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We visited the museum last week with our 10-year old son, and we all found it an absolutely unforgettable experience. We had prepared our son for what he was going to see, and that is advisable when bringing kids that age. He took a lot of the impressions in and has talked a lot about the visit since we were there - it for sure made an impression on him as well. The museum deals with 9/11 in a very respectful manner without trying to hide what actually happened and what impact it had especially on the families directly involved, but also on the rest of the world. We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Suson in person towards the end of the visit, and that completed the experience. I would highly recommend everyone visiting New York to also visit this museum - we spent a week in NYC and this museum was by far the 'attraction' that created the biggest impression. GO AND SEE IT!!
Rating: 4
Great insight to a terrible day
Thu, Oct 27, 11   1:00 PM simon0918 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
Felt I had to go as I had been at the World Trade Centre some months before and I was glad I did very informative and humbling experience
Rating: 4
a morning well spent
Thu, Oct 27, 11   9:00 AM ARNIECAT1 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
we both always wanted to check out the ground zero site to pay our respects but having been to new york a few years earlier, we felt it too early to join what we thought was fast becoming a tourist attraction, which clearly it is not. This exhibition turned out to be exactly what we wanted and was in equal measure, fascinating, moving, interesting, clever and thoughtful. There is everything there that is required to pay your respects and with the audio perspective, allows you to wander through the artifacts, memories, sounds and thoughts of someone who was there.Anyone wanting to do the same I would recommend visiting this museum, leave the actual site to the developers and families/freinds of the ones who died. One final thought though, is that it should be signposted better as the area is a little daunting if you book the first session.
Rating: 5
Relevant Memorial
Sun, Oct 23, 11   2:00 PM Findlei55 Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We were visiting New York for first time celebrating 3 Pearl Wedding Anniversaries so we have seen a bit of life. My daughter visited this memorial 2 years ago and almost used my card to buy tickets, she was so insistent we went. She was not wrong and we all concluded this was a very worthwhile visit because Gary records the recovery which was such a major event for New York Emergency Services in a small but highly significant way. If you walk the streets for hours this is an easy way to "relax" and visit such a significant part of New York history. It tries not to dwell on the destruction. We visited Ground Zero later in our trip. Difficult to comprehend why anyone would want to be so destructive!
Rating: 5
Very worth while experience
Sun, Oct 23, 11   12:00 PM PVarley Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We visited with our teenage girls of 17 and 14 and found this to be very well thought out and a moving experience. We were met outside before the visit by a member of staff. The small group of 30 was just right for the size of the room with space to look around after the film in our own time. We were not hurried in any way. The head sets were vital to have and everyone is provided with their own. This is truly a special place. The old railway line nearby which is no longer used is very nice for a walk after to reflect on what you have seen.
Rating: 1
dissipointed
Thu, Oct 20, 11   1:00 PM Gostaa Male 70+ International Tourist(s) Unspecified
We thought it was tickets for the memorial place, so we had to take a taxi all the way to this "museum" and what we got? A videotime in very bad local. No museum!!!
Rating: 4
Good insight into Ground Zero
Tue, Oct 18, 11   11:00 AM russelldawso Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Is mainly the photos from the official photographer and some artifacts. You see a short movie and then a narrated tour of the photos/artifacts. 2 hours is the time allowed which we used the whole 2 hours. There is another small centre at ground zero as well if you are going to the memorial.