Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Rating: 4.7  150 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.

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Rating: 5
Amazing Museum! A Must-Do in NY
Tue, Oct 26, 10   1:00 PM UdiDahan Male Under 20 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
First of all, although the museum is very small comparing to the usual museums we go to, it is amzing and has enough pieces to fill a really big museum. It shows some amazing stories, and lets you understand the big story behind the events after 11/9. rather than telling the usual story about the terror attack.

The two girls that guided us through the museum were great! They answered every one of our questions in a professional way, and also were very friendly and kind.

I enjoyed every second of the museum, and I will recommend everyone to go and check out this wonderful museum!
Rating: 5
Moving Tribute to 9-11 Victims and Survivors
Sat, Aug 22, 09   1:00 PM TwinPeaks Unspecified Unspecified Local Individual
The Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

The museum's founder, Gary Marlon Suson, was the only official full-time, all-access photographer allowed at the Ground Zero Site in Lower Manhattan and recorded the recovery efforts for 8 months after September 11, 2001.

Inspired by a visit to Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam, Suson wanted to create a museum here in New York, which would help people connect to the events of that terrible day. "If you can't connect, you can't heal" he said at the museum's opening day in September 2005. The result is an incredibly moving tribute to those who lost their lives, and the people who risked their lives trying to rescue them.

The firefighters, nurses, police, Port Authority workers and fellow New Yorkers who inhaled toxic fumes, day after day, even though they had been told the air was safe at the time, are the real heros of 9-11.

Mr Suson's memorial includes a significant selection of photographs he took at Ground Zero in the months after the atrocity, all tasteful but still shocking. These include a picture of the clock in the PATH subway station, frozen at 10.02am – the time the South Tower collapsed – and a shot of a dusty, mangled 110th stairway sign.

There are also many loaned artifacts, including a child's doll, computer keyboard, keys, and a huge shard of glass from one of the Trade Center's windows.

The 1000sq ft room holding the exhibits is small compared to many museums, but there's a lot to see, all sensitively displayed on the walls and in glass cases. Headsets are provided for an audio tour, so you can look at the pieces at your own pace. Before you start, one of the curators gives a brief history of the museum and introduces a short video tribute.

Obviously a deeply moving tour – many of our group were in tears – but thankfully both the compassionate staff and the space itself are very supportive.

Highly informative and highly recommended.

Gina Baksa

www.ginabaksa.com
Rating: 5
Wonderful tour
Tue, Jul 28, 09   11:00 AM twinmom18 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I did not know anyone killed on Sept. 11, but the museum helped me feel like they were all family. I would recomend this place to all citizens to visit and learn what happed that day. The photographs were wonderful and the audio tour helped me understand what it must have been like during the recovering period. Thank you.
Rating: 5
T he Little Museum of Horror and Sadness
Mon, Oct 26, 09   12:00 PM tweeton204 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The discussion of the event was provided by the photographer himself the day I was there, the video and display were very very well done. The pictures were so moving . It was quite evident how much the photographer himself had been affected by his experience of the horror that he saw,and the time he spent taking pictures at Ground Zero.

Frankly this little museum needs to be moved to a larger space to do it better justice. And I bet more pictures would be on display of this horrible event if there were more room. it was really a touching experience!

Tanya Tweeton

Fort Lauderdale
Rating: 3
Overpriced
Sat, Aug 25, 12   3:00 PM tvldeb Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
While the photos and artifacts are interesting, I feel like $25 is a lot to pay for so little so see. The website describes it as a 2 hour tour, but they showed a video for about 5-10 minutes and talked for another 5-10 minutes. The rest of the time you look around the museum - which is a single small room. Some of the photos have horrible or inspiring stories behind them, but more than anything, I learned that Gary Suson was the official photographer at Ground Zero. I must have heard and read that fact about 2 dozen times. Gary Suson was the official photograhper at Ground Zero. Since this is supposed to be a photo documentation of the recovery efforts, it would have been helpful to have an organized timeline. Maybe if Gary Suson was still giving the "tour", it would be worth it - to have that personal account. The young woman who gave the short talk seemed indifferent - like this was just another tour. Did you know that Gary Suson was the official photographer at Ground Zero?
Rating: 5
Intimate and Informative
Tue, Dec 20, 11   9:00 AM TutTurner Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Great experience for the teens and up. Like the intimate setting. Recommend having more than one bathroom and a cleaning person regularly.
Rating: 5
So well worth the time and money
Mon, Jul 2, 12   12:00 PM turnerlw Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I stumbled on this Museum online and am so glad we went there. I have visited the 911 sight twice before. The displays and photos in this museum made it all so real and showed the horrendous human loss and the horrible devestation of this evil act. It also showed the bravery of all the men and women who selflessly risk their lives every day to keep us safe and protect our freedoms. This museum is well worth the time and money. It was some of the smallest things that were so meaningful and these displays were very well thought out and very well staged. God Bless America!!
Rating: 5
Must See in NYC
Fri, Aug 21, 09   1:00 PM tupidkai Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Incredible. This is a must see attraction if you're visiting NYC. Don't let the size of the museum fool you, you'll need all 2 hours to absorb everything.
Rating: 4
Excellent photography
Thu, Jul 24, 08   1:00 PM tullyme Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The many photographs give you a sense of what the recovery process entailed during the aftermath of 9/11. Particularly poignant were the photos of the retired firemen who had lost their sons in the tragedy.
Rating: 5
meaningful and close-up activity
Mon, Oct 27, 08   12:00 PM ttrindal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
We had traveled from the West Coast and felt that we got a real feeling for what NY had gone through on 9/11. It was tastefully done with great respect for those who were closely touched by this event, yet informative enough and thoughtfully done so many of our questions were answered. It put the tragedy and loss to so many in human terms and was the most meaningful activity we did on our visit to NYC.