Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Activity #655
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.6  196 rating points
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Last 3 months 7 19 0 = 19 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 29 64 6 = 58 92% 4.4
Last 12 months 84 203 7 = 196 96% 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 Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Not a Must Do if limited on Time.
Thu, Feb 14, 13   1:00 PM rotterman Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We spent 4 days in NYC, trying to hit the highlights of the city. This stop was interesting but I can't say it is on the "Not To Be Missed" list of sights to see for a first time visitor with limited time. Too much emphasis was put on the photographer, between the news clip of his television interview to the numerous times he was referenced to in the short lecture, I felt they wanted visitors to be well aware of his name above everything else. Once the official 9/11 Memorial museum is open next Fall, I don't feel a trip to this one would be necessary. They could also clean their restroom, honestly the most filthy one we visited in our stay.
Rating: 3
From the publicity leaflet we expected more.
Mon, Feb 11, 13   2:00 PM coomba Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Whilst it is moving we thought there would be more content at the 'museum' which was really just a small room. I'm not sure in advance we had realised it was 99% about the NYFD either. The leaflet talked about a two hour tour which it really wasn't. The images were powerful however.
Rating: 5
Sensitive and Worthwhile Way to Consider 9/11
Mon, Feb 11, 13   12:00 PM Ranrose Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friend and I chose the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, to be honest, because it was nearby and didn't involve walking on a cold, rainy day. But even besides that, it was an excellent choice.

Purchasing the tickets online was confusing and time-consuming -- why need a password for a one-time purchase? -- but otherwise, it all went smoothly. It began with a TV explanation (fortunately, no images of planes hitting buildings!) and a person explaining the various exhibits and artifacts around the room. She pointed out some specific items and then left each of us, with our recorders, to look at each exhibit and hear the information. Each person could select the exhibits or photos he/she wanted to learn more about. And the audio was informative, clear, and meaningful. I definitely recommend this exhibit.
Rating: 5
Very Personal Experience
Sun, Jan 27, 13   12:00 PM yoshea Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
When we first entered the room, it was hard to believe that we could spend two hours in this small museum. Within minutes after our orientation, we realized this was something different. The personalized messages from the photographer were powerful and made our experience feel like a personal tour. I liked that we could take our time and go in any particular order that moved us. Having the couches and chairs, bathroom and water cooler were also very helpful. My husband and I loved this museum and will highly recommend it to friends.
Rating: 4
As described
Mon, Jan 21, 13   2:00 PM ellypankin Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Just as was indicated in all the previous reviews, it is a small museum that tells as big story. As a response worker that was involved in response and recovery for several months, I very much liked the story that was told here through pictures and artifacts. It explained well the feeling of the site and the amazing people that put their lives on hold to aid in the response.
Rating: 5
Amazing
Fri, Jan 18, 13   1:00 PM griverag15 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This is more than a small musseum, it is a memorial of that date. Moving experience. A must see for all of us that witness that 9/11 in person or by TV what changes the world we know.
Rating: 5
awesome experience
Mon, Jan 14, 13   2:00 PM monkgoose Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Definitely recommend this. It was insanely moving and provided great knowledge and exclusive photographs and artifacts spoken about through first hand stories. Worth every penny
Rating: 5
Nicely scaffolded and moving exhibition
Mon, Dec 31, 12   12:00 PM MetteKim Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The museum succeeds in creating an intimate space where the stories about the recovery of Ground Zero are beautifully conveyed through pictures and accompanying audio-telling. My mum, my sister and I all thoroughly enjoyed the museum although the theme is very strong and it is not an uplifting experience.
Rating: 5
Well worth it / Incredibly moving
Mon, Dec 31, 12   12:00 PM kmanganella Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
Honestly one of the best experiences I've ever had. It allowed me to understand 9/11 in a way that I never had before. It also allows you to understand what actually went on at Ground Zero for the months that followed the attacks. The museum is focused on healing, not on despair. I was moved as an American and as a human being to see the love that was outpoured as a result of so much tragedy. Truly beautiful.
Rating: 5
Calm, interesting, sensitive place
Sun, Dec 30, 12   4:00 PM Dprenzler Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I loved the personal touch to this museum, you feel as though the staff really care about it. My 10yo son didn't actually know much about 9/11 and he was ended up being the last to leave the tour! The fact you could do it in your own time is fabulous. I love the personal stories, how they're dealt with sensitively and the candles lend a calming non-sensationalist atmosphere. I particularly like that the tour is limited in numbers and I would recommend you take the last tour of the day so you have as much time as you need. I highly recommend this museum, and take my hat off to the photographer who created it and the staff who run it.