Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

Zerve Seller: GroundZero
Activity #655
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.7  153 rating points
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Last 6 months 33 91 0 = 91 100% 4.9
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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: 5
Moving, Unforgettable Experience
Fri, Apr 6, 07   11:30 AM NancyMartin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The Ground Zero museum experience was truly amazing. While the museum consists of one large apt. size sister and I were there for almost 2 hours.

Gary Souson (founder and photographer) initiated the "tour" with some video...then pointed out particular photographs or items which had interesting stories/background.

Each item (photo or artifact) was numbered and you carried an easy to use audio device that gave you a story behind each we were able to check out the items in any order desired.

I would highly recommend a visit to the Ground Zero Museum. You may want to followup with a visit to Ground Zero, particularly St. Paul's Church.

Rating: 5
I will never forget!
Fri, Apr 6, 07   1:15 PM jeangibson Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I was very touched by the pictures and the stories they told. I was amazed that all of this history would have been tossed had it not been for Gary. The clock is one of the most moving things I have ever encountered. I'm glad you didn't show the towers going down or the people jumping. Very well done. I would hope some day the museum could be located closer to the site.
Rating: 5
Excellent Tribute!!!!
Fri, Apr 6, 07   1:15 PM ssaukaitis Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I highly recommend this tour. Words cannot convey the feelings I came away with after my visit to the Ground Zero Museum Workshop. You HAVE to see the photos and hear the dialogue from the photographer himself to appreciate what happened and is still happening to the families in the days & months after the tradgedy of 9-11. On the particular day I visited the small, but intimate museum, Gary Marlon Suson himself was there to guide us through. I found myself drawn to this man who has given us these magnificent photos and witnessed firsthand these tragic events. My heart goes out to Gary and all the families who continue to suffer.
Rating: 5
Wow. What an experience.
Sat, Apr 7, 07   11:30 AM fembot Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I found the museum workshop via Zerve when I was booking our "Sex and the City" tour. It sounded interesting and it was inexpensive so I booked a reservation.

When you first walk in to the museum workshop, you will really find it small and wonder how it can do justice to the magnitude of September 11. When you leave, you won't feel that way anymore.

Touching pieces of the World Trade Center's glass and steel. Seeing a piece of flight 11's wreckage. And hearing first had from Gary Suson about what he went through. All of it was moving.

I already recommended it to a Native New Yorker while in line at a restaurant and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who's going to by in NYC.
Rating: 5
Sat, Apr 7, 07   11:30 AM megannz Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Well worth seeing, the hosts were most helpful, very interesting, this tour gave a more personal perspective on 9/11 rather than what the media protrayed.
Rating: 1
Very unimpressed
Sat, Apr 7, 07   2:30 PM sfleming1 Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I were due to attend the 2:30pm tour on Saturday 7th April. Due to our previous tour finishing early and the extremely cold weather we arrived early and pressed the buzzer on the door to ask if by chance you had spaces on an earlier tour and if it would be at all possible to change the time. We were informed by a very rude woman that a tour was currently in progress and to come back at 2:30pm. She then proceeded to hang up on me. Due to her attitude we were discouraged from waiting around to take your tour and left immediately. Even if it was not possible to change the time, I would have expected the person to be curteous.
Rating: 5
Outstanding - you have to see this!
Mon, Apr 9, 07   12:00 PM Caralyn Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
When we arrived we stuck to the instructions about the timings. We were then greeted at the door by Gary Suson himself.

We thought first of all that we were in the wrong place - it was a small room with photos and we wondered what else there was. There didn't have to be anything else. The video reduced us (me and the kids) to tears. Gary then introduced some of the photos and the artifacts and then we were left with mobile devices so that we could choose commentary for the photos that we were attracted to. Gary was there to answer questions as and when we had them.

I think we may have been lucky to get the man himself but regardless of that, the whole exhibition was amazing and so thought-provoking. 9/11 made a big impact onthe world, even in the UK, which is where we are from, and somehow the sensitivity of this experience has grounded me - 5 1/2 years on.

Please go and see this - it is moving to bigger premises around July 2007 - and don't be fooled by the simplicity. I just spent 5 days in NYC and now I am home in the UK I can honestly say that this tour was the most outstanding thing that I did.

Rating: 3
Unable To Make Tour
Fri, Apr 13, 07   3:30 PM Suburbhen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We got caught up in circumstances and were unable to attend the tour, although we had been looking forward to visiting the Museum.
Rating: 5
It was GREAT!
Fri, Apr 13, 07   3:30 PM lk8301 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The whole process went smoothly and easy. The purchase of the tickets were easily acquired online and printed out of my own printer at home! I strongly recommend using this service.


Kayla Stokes

Rating: 5
Ground Zero Museum was excellent
Sat, Apr 14, 07   11:30 AM llaht49 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This museum helped me to connect with the 9/11 tragedy in a way that an actual visit to Ground Zero did not. I had not visited the Ground Zero site until now and it is basically now a construction site. The museum allowed me to really get a feel for the enormity of the tragedy and what the recovery effort was like. Having the hand held audio that told a story about each picture and item was very effective. I was especially moved by the pieces of glass from the buildings and the piece of the airplane wing. I was also glad that they limited the number of people in the museum at any one time, and that you were allowed to stay as long as you liked - they did not rush you through so another group could come in. The whole atmosphere was one of reverence and respect for the lives that were lost.