Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Rating: 4.6  337 rating points
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Last 3 months 25 68 3 = 65 96% 4.8
Last 6 months 61 156 4 = 152 97% 4.7
Last 12 months 145 348 11 = 337 95% 4.6
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour 337 95% 4.6 Read Reviews Info & Tickets
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Rating: 5
Unbelievably interesting and very touching
Thu, Dec 27, 07   1:30 PM dnguyen96 Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This is a must see. Seeing all the artifacts gets into you and make you realize more what happened that tragic day. Everything is presented in a tasteful and respectful way. Everything is well explained, I would recommend this to everyone.
Rating: 5
A moving experience for the whole family
Sat, Dec 22, 07   4:30 PM eal5061 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Wonderful experience for the whole family. My 5 year old son was intrigued by listening to all the stories and having such vivid photos and displays. Gary was there during our trip and he was wonderful, he was very informative, compasionate and caring. My son learned so much from him. This was a great experience for anyone, it is a true story in the pages of history.
Rating: 2
Very Disappointed
Fri, Dec 21, 07   1:00 PM JKELLY39 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
To much hype on this one... First of all I had to pay $42.00 for 2 tickets and I had to book it in advance? There was 6 people in my group. I had to wait on the 1st floor of this bldg for another tour to finish. While I was waiting, there were people taking fresh meat in boxes past me, not very sanitized. After waiting 15 minutes, while they tell you to be on time, I finally made it to the workshop. The workshop which is roughly a 15X20 room did have some very interesting pictures and objects from Ground Zero. I was expecting a "guided tour", instead I was given a headset and was told to put a number in this audio device and it told me a story about each item. I was not even able to watch the video that they talk about. You were not allowed to take a picture of a window from one of the planes, why not? at another museum you are allowed. To me, this is just an opportunity for someone to make money off of the tragic events of September 11th. He is mentioned about being an Honorary Battalion Chief with the FDNY and he uses it a lot, he was not even a firefighter, he was appointed this back in 2004 because his work at Ground Zero. For some people, they think he actually worked for the FDNY, he did not. The 9/11 tribute at the Fireman's Museum and the WTC Visitors Center Museum were better then this one and it only cost a donation of $10.00.
Rating: 5
Highly emotional tour
Sat, Dec 15, 07   11:30 AM mschuman Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A very sensitive and moving tribute. Everyone was touched during their time at the museum. Would recommend that those with small children refrain as it is intended to be an evironment for quiet reflection.
Rating: 5
A Beautiful Rememberance of those lost on 9/11
Sat, Dec 15, 07   11:30 AM DebraJJones Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I wasn't sure what to expect from this tour but hoped that it was respectful, meaningful and offered a sense of peace vs. a sense of reliving the nightmarish day all over again. It was all that and more. The setting provided a very soothing envrironment in which you could be comfortable crying, praying or simply remembering. It offered an incredible insight into the lives of those who were directly affected, particularly the firefighters of NYC. I didn't feel as if I was intruding in their stories but rather I was able to find a better appreciation than ever before for their incredible sacrifices. I highly recommend this tour to anyone - whether you lost someone on 9/11 or not. I did not and am forever grateful for that. Thank you for letting me get to know these incredible heroes.
Rating: 5
Don't Let The Size Fool You
Sat, Dec 15, 07   11:30 AM cvoorheis Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The photos were amazing and the museum guides were very knowledgeable. Gary Suson is a remarkable photographer and story teller.
Rating: 5
awesome/incredible
Sat, Dec 15, 07   11:30 AM heatherbland Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
What a moving, tastefully done experience. the employees are warm and knowledgable and the owner/artist was kind and very interested in our experience. i would recommend this to anyone. My only negative thought is that there should be no babies/small children allowed. Even though I have small ones- I did not take them and the presence of even the best behaved ones there detracted from the experience. i think minimum age of 8 or 10 for sure. Otherwise, this was the best thing I did in NYC- topping the Met, ballet, broadway, ground zero and foodie tour.
Rating: 2
Too much emphasis on the photographer.
Mon, Dec 10, 07   12:00 PM sqweeny Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This exhibition has the potential to be very interesting. However, there is way too much emphasis on the photographer Gary Suson. The museum seems to be more about him than Ground Zero. The stories are quite schmaltzy and it is almost easy to forget what a horrific event this actually was. In addition, there were some silly rules, like not being able to photograph the part of the aircraft yet being able to photograph everything else. There were some interesting stories like the beer cans and the dogs.
Rating: 5
Fantastic! Do Not Miss This Opportunity!
Sat, Dec 8, 07   2:30 PM kwakefield Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I visited the Ground Zero Museum Workshop on our first and only tourist visit to New York.  With so much to see and so little time, we were torn with where to go and how best to spend our time.  We are so happy we chose to visit the Museum!  We were extremely impressed and moved!  It was definitely the highlight of our trip.  We loved the intimacy of the setting with the small space and small groups.  We were not rushed and felt comfortable expressing emotions and asking questions.  We had the great opportunity to meet Gary Suson the photographer; who was so gracious and willing to share his experience with us.  His work is amazing!  He brought to life the real events and rescue efforts that happened after 9/11.  Not an activity for young children, but everyone who is old enough to hear about 9/11 should see this exhibit.  It was created with taste and respect.  It made us proud to be an American and proud of the brave men and woman within our boarders who help to protect us everyday (fire fighters, police, rescue workers, iron workers, etc.)  We hope that someday this exhibit will travel around the U.S. so it can be shared with many others. Bravo!  Thank you for bringing this to the public.
Rating: 5
what a tribute!
Sat, Dec 8, 07   1:00 PM markthefish Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
Even though I am not American you cannot come here and NOT be touched and moved by the displays at the Ground Zero Workshop Museum. It's not large, but it's very well thought out and even manages to show humorous moments as well as very sad stories to hear about. You will see photos, pieces of glass from the World Trade Center, you can even touch it! You will be given an audio guide with numbers on the items which will explain to you what they are and what they mean. Staff are available to help and answer questions. One of the highlights of my visit to New York!
Rating: 5
Well worth the visit, so glad we went.
Sun, Dec 2, 07   1:45 PM vanquish Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
On the day we visited ( Sunday 2 Dec 2007) we were fortunate to have Gary Suson head up our tour. The room was smaller than I imagined but so much information and emotion came over during our time there. The tour was due to last 1.5 hours but 2 hours later we were still there. The pictures, audio comentary and artefacts that you're allowed to hold or see tell you so much you might never have known. Gary freely talked to us about his role as photographer and it's clear to see the whole experience has taken its toll but the results of his work are amazing. We'd already been to the ground zero site the day before and it wasn't at all what I expected. However this museum and Gary explained so many things and makes us feel that people will never forget the heroes of 9/11 as long as this museum is there. It's not on the normal "tourist" routes but well worth your time off the beaten track.
Rating: 5
Ground zero is recommend extremely
Sat, Dec 1, 07   4:30 PM CathyHitz Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I would recommend this activity to anyone looking for insite on what happened that horrible day. I learned so much more then what i expected and i even got more knowledge of what happened in the days that followed and months that followed. I would do it again.
Rating: 5
Intimate overwhelming xpeience
Fri, Nov 30, 07   11:30 AM ChrissieX Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
If you have any feelings for the events of 9/11, whether it be curiosity, involvement, passion, questions you need answered, then this experience will appeal to you. Touted as the biggest smallest museum in the world, it is just that, a simple room but filled with more stories and artifacts than time will allow you to fully grasp. This experience will reduce you to tears. It certainly did each person in the room with me. Touching actual pieces of the towers, listening to stories which accompany each of Gary Suson's brilliant photographs, all overwhelming experiences. Had the pleasure of meeting Gary on my visit and he was entertaining and humble, a pure gentleman. I highly recommend a visit to this museum when next in NYC. I know I will be returning. I went before we ventured to the site itself and feel better for the experience.
Rating: 5
Best time spent while in NYC.
Fri, Nov 23, 07   11:30 AM nursekatt Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
While visiting NYC for the first time, my family and I did a lot of sightseeing. We enjoyed the Ground Zero Museum the most. It was very informative, thought provoking and tastefully done. It was great to be able to hold some of the pieces. The stories were truly touching. I would highly recommend the museum. I brought home books for my husband who didn't get to go with us. The museum is well worth the nominal admission fee.
Rating: 4
very moving
Tue, Nov 20, 07   11:30 AM ccdelaney Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
I'm glad that we decided to visit the workshop as afterwards we visited the ground zero site and it just felt like any construction site. The workshop is very well done and I don't think you can visit New York without taking time to reflect on what happened to the city.