Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Rating: 4.5  120 rating points
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Last 3 months 12 32 0 = 32 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 24 61 1 = 60 96% 4.7
Last 12 months 55 127 7 = 120 94% 4.5
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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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Excellent, thought provoking description of events
Fri, Aug 15, 08   11:00 AM vsingl Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
following WTC disaster.
Rating: 4
it's life history almost live
Fri, Aug 8, 08   11:00 AM vonkessel Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
- very informative and interesting for all ages.

- professional guides

- high quality images and sound material
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience...very moving!
Thu, Nov 10, 11   11:00 AM volnavia Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
A wonderful experience ! Highly recommended taking this journey!
Rating: 5
Moving tribute to the workers at Ground Zero
Fri, Sep 11, 09   3:00 PM VMudford Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Individual
Before I visited this museum, I had not taken on board how much work and effort was required to search through the remains of the Twin Towers and that there was life after the tragedy. It was fascinating and very moving to learn about the NYC firemen's very brave efforts at Ground Zero and to learn their own stories and of their official photographer, Gary Suson who gave many months of his time to document it all. The museum although very small makes for an intimate visit, with no more than 20 or so people allowed in at any one time. I can't recommend it more highly and hope that Gary's photographs will be included in the museum proposed by NY at the Ground Zero site.
Rating: 4
Very Moving.
Fri, Feb 19, 10   1:00 PM vman1234 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Well worth the money especially since some is donated to the NYFD and other Ground Zero victim families, etc. Very moving experience. The guest is allowed to see all and touch some of the Ground Zero items. A well done and different perspective of the images we have all seen on the news.

My only criticism is that I would like to see it moved to a location much closer to Ground Zero so that the tourist can go to / from the site to the museum. Other than that, very well done, including the ability to sample some excellent lunchfare from the enclosed "Chelsea Park market" area 1 block away.

Dave (Police Sergeant)

Minneapolis, MN
Rating: 5
Sat, Aug 21, 10   3:00 PM vlnelso Female 40-49 Combination Family With Children
A very emotionally provocative experience that dealt tastefully and eloquently with very difficult subject matter.
Rating: 5
Fri, Sep 21, 07   11:30 AM vixenverge Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Other
It was very moving and it gave me and my boyfriend an insight to/idea of the impact September 11 had on America and its people. It's remarkable that Gary and all these people came together in such an inspiring way and even more inspiring that Gary chose to put his whole life and soul into making this museum and thereby keeping the memory of this amazing recovery alive. In my opinion, the museum deserves all the attention it can get and I'm just thankful that I was fortunate enough to find out about it on

Vicki, Denmark
Rating: 5
The Highlight of our Trip
Mon, Apr 9, 12   12:00 PM vixen43123 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We came to NYC from the midwest for a 5 day vacation and packed in everything we could. This workshop was without a doubt the most impactful, meaningful part of our trip. As expected, it was very emotional, but Gary and his staff have an amazing collection of WTC memories to share with the world. First, the young woman who welcomed us and introduced the museum to us was wonderful. She was full of empathy, and was able to introduce the exhibits with all of the delicacy they required and deserved. Then, to hear Gary tell his stories of each of the photos that he took, and each of the artifacts that he collected...I may not be a New Yorker, but I felt like I was there. Even though this tragedy happened over 10 years ago, the emotion was as raw as if it happened yesterday. I think every American needs to experience this museum. I appreciate everything that Gary and his team had to share with the world, and I think that the NYCFD chose the perfect artist to represent them.
Rating: 4
...think about such things.
Tue, Jul 28, 09   11:00 AM visitingnyc Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The museum was moving and very well done. Our whole family learned a lot and while the kids did not express a lot emotionally, I feel it did have an impact on them and provided and excellent lesson. We visited as part of a 11 day family vacation. This year our vacation had a verse from the bible to frame what we saw and served as a discussion started each night in our hotel room . The verse was

"Finally , brothers and sisters, whatever is true, is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Philippians 4:8

The evening of the day that we visited the Ground Zero Museum, the kids recounted several things that they saw and experienced at the museum fit into the things that this verse tells us to think about.

Nobility - of the men and women who responded to the cry of the innocent.

Right - the rescue workers treated the victims with respect as they attempted to find their remains. It would have been easier to bulldoze the whole thing instead.

Lovely. The photos of what was meant for evil but brought out the good in NYPD, NYFD and mankind.

Pure - The look of pure love on the face of brothers and fathers searching for the remains of their loved ones. Also the rescue workers lined up to show respect for the fallen heroes as their remains were carried from Ground Zero.

Admirable The valiant efforts that lasted not a day, not a week or month but over years to respectfully reclaim the WTC site.

I am grateful that these are the things that we are able to think about after visitin. Thanks for the opportunity to have a little taste of all that was done on our (America's) behalf and thank you for the experience that help us to take good from what was intended for evil.

God Bless,

Joe Lehn for Carole, Greta, Marta, Anna and Ian
Rating: 4
very informative
Mon, Aug 26, 13   2:00 PM VirgoMeLT Female 30-39 Local Unspecified
Definitely worth it. This museum is located in Meatpacking District and should not be confused with the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The actual 9/11 museum is located at WTC Memorial in Financial District downtown and still has not opened.Yes, it is a smaller space than expected as one large room, but the content is rich in infornation with many photos and displays. the self guided tour portion is great. You can actually touch some remnants. Brought back a lot of memories for me as I am a native NYer who was working at the hospitals that day on 9/11. Very emotional as I remember these events like yesterday. Very peaceful music and Tissues discreetly placed around room. I would advise going at least once if you are visiting NY, but is estimated 2hrs. I went to the actual Ground Zero WTC memorial though first, then went to museum after. I was a little depressed after the museum due to solemnity of content, so was glad to go to the High Line Park after to decompress and get fresh air. We will bever forget!!