Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Activity #655
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  150 rating points
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Last 3 months 19 53 0 = 53 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 32 88 0 = 88 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 60 154 4 = 150 97% 4.7
All 3,317 7,996 148 = 7,848 97% 4.6
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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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Sat, Feb 17, 07   11:30 AM angieclark Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The"museum", if that's what you want to call it is located in the meat-packing district. The large banner that is outside is under an awning in the shade and it's very hard to find. Also there is a lot of construction going on in the area so you have to be careful where you walk. The inside is very small and pictures were not allowed to be taken, much to my surprise. The interesting thing is that the person giving the "tour", basically a talk, not a tour, is the actual photographer that took the photographs. In the description of the tour when I bought the tickets, it says you can handle items from the WTC wreckage. He would not allow anything to be handled but you could "look" all you wanted. The "tour" started 35 minutes late and we were late getting to our next destination, for which we had reserved tickets for. We ended up not being able to use our reserved tickets because we missed the transportation that was planned for our next event. He spoke for several minutes and then we watched a videotape and a lot of things were repeated again in the tape. I would suggest a larger location and a more "hands-on" approach if that is what they are going to advertise when someone purchases tickets.
Rating: 5
Incredible Moving Journey...
Mon, Feb 19, 07   12:00 PM dawnzlife Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were awed by Gary's informative and moving tribute to the victims, firefighters, groundworkers, police and survivors of the 911 atrocities.

It cannot be emphasised enough that the world should never forget that period in time.

The museum has warmth and humour, which only adds to the power of this experience.

We were very lucky to meet Gary, and we were awed by his courage and dignity, and the respect he has for humankind.

Before you consider viewing the site, go on this tour. 100% recommendation.

Rating: 5
worthwhile experience
Fri, Feb 23, 07   11:30 AM PNEWMAN2 Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very interesting and moving and really well presented. Would do it again.
Rating: 5
Brilliant museum would recommened
Fri, Feb 23, 07   11:30 AM beckywhite Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
This was a brilliant museum to visit and would really recommened it. It really helps to understand what went on during the recovery and just how it effected the people there. We went with threee small children and they really enjoyed it. Staff were really friendly and couldnt do enought to help you with any questions or queries you had. Would do it again on our next visit to New York.
Rating: 5
A "must see" for any Red Blodded American
Sat, Feb 24, 07   11:30 AM Charleslee Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
A "must see" for any Red Blodded American

This was a very emotional visit that words cannot describe.
Rating: 5
A must when visiting NY, before you see GZ site
Sat, Feb 24, 07   11:30 AM buckylou Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Very impressed with the sincerely sensitive presentation of the stories that touched Gary Suson while photodocumenting this horrific event and aftermath. His perceptive and detailed story telling is above all what conveys to the visitor a true feeling of how it was to be there during that time and after, while the Fire Depts were recovering the many victims of that tragedy. I would highly recommend a visit to this interactive museum before seeing the actual Ground Zero site. Makes it so much more real and meaningful. I was also particularly impressed with Gary's way with my children and nephew. He gave them exactly what I had hoped they would come away with...something that they would never forget as long as they live and something that they could share with classmates and teachers as well as other family members about what they learned there.
Rating: 4
Heart Breaking
Sat, Feb 24, 07   1:00 PM lisatorres Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
When I first entered the Museum it was very small and I thought like this was a waste., But then we meet this gentleman named gary and he brought it all into perspective! That room could have been no bigger than a shoebox and it still would have been worth it! I would highly recommend this activity to anyone going to New York or anyone that lives there and has not gone yet. Just to know what is behind each photo that is there and each artifact is truly a breath taking experience.
Rating: 5
A poignant, thought provoking experience
Sun, Feb 25, 07   1:45 PM sooloo Unspecified 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
After having visited Ground Zero to pay our repects on the morning prior to our visit to the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, we weren't too sure what to expect.

Gary Suson presented a respectful and heart rending introduction to his work. For an overseas visitor who experienced 9/11 and the aftermath through a TV set, Gary helps one to begin to understand how terrible the tragedy was and continues to be for those wonderful, caring rescue workers, and others who were bereaved, those who lost friends, loved ones, colleagues and family on that awful day.

The commentary that accompanies the artefacts is very moving and Gary presents a humbling insight into the work that continued in the search for those that died.

Gary's work has not glorified the tragedy but shows it as it was day after day as the search continued.

His work will live on as a testament to those awful months.

We have recommended the Ground Zero Workshop Museum to many people during our short visit and if we hear of any friends or family visiting New York, we will tell them it is a must see experience to help them understand also.

Our hearts went out to New York on that fateful day and now we applaud you.

Sue and Alan Looseley


Visited 25 February 2007
Rating: 5
Highly recommended
Sun, Feb 25, 07   1:45 PM loribrewer Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Words cannot describe the compassion used in putitng this exhibit together. I cannot recommend highly enough that everyone visit. I have been unable to put into words my experience to share with those that have asked. It was extremely powerful and very moving.
Rating: 5
Well worth a visit. Very moving.
Sat, Mar 3, 07   11:30 AM UnaMurphy Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
As Gary Suson said in his introduction, don't be fooled by the small size of the venue. It gives a small insight into what the rescue workers had to go through in their efforts. It was very sad to hear the stories of the firefighters searching, often unsucessfully, for their sons and brothers.