Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.4  120 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 8 15 3 = 12 88% 4.1
Last 6 months 21 43 3 = 40 95% 4.4
Last 12 months 60 129 9 = 120 95% 4.4
All 3,265 7,857 147 = 7,710 97% 4.6
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Rating: 5
Definitely worthwhile, not for young children
Mon, Jul 14, 08   2:00 PM CherylRick Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The workshop is worth doing. It was our first trip to NY since the attacks and it felt like we were finally paying our respects to all those who were lost. The pictures and stories were amazing. We were there for a good two hours and only left because the next tour was getting ready to come in. It's a one room museum/workshop...a loft, with lots to see and stories to hear (audio tour). A VERY emotional experience. Do something light and fun after. I don't recommend this for young children (probably 12 and up). There was a toddler at our tour and she was fussy. She made it difficult to hear and was frustrating the other visitors. Poor little thing just didn't understand and had a hard time being quiet and still.
Rating: 5
Thu, Jul 10, 08   1:00 PM Cailyn Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This museum workshop topped our trip to the city. An absolute treasure and timepiece is within this museum. Very easy to find and very friendly tour guide. Also, had the opportunity to meet Gary Suson. He is an amazing person. September 11 is a tragic event that is a part of our history. Gary was able to capture this like no other and created something spectacular for all of us to see. He allowed this part of history to never be forgotten. Definately take the time to visit, it is worth every penny and moment.
Rating: 5
The BEST thing we did in New York!
Thu, Jul 10, 08   11:00 AM angelaking Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I found the Ground Zero Museum and Workshop Tour on the internet. To be honest, before we went, I wasn't sure it was worth the price. There are other Ground Zero "things" to do in NYC. But, I would pay 10X the price to attend again. It is a very intimate setting, a small studio-type apartment. There was a young gentleman who is training to be a NYC firefighter as our tour guide (really more of a host). He gave a short history of the museum and how it came to be, showed a couple of videos, maybe 10-15 minutes and then we were given headsets to go at our own pace by typing in a number next to pictures and artifacts. We could ask him questions about any of the pictures there. It was very emotionally moving to see and touch some of the actual pieces of the WTC, to hear the stories behind such pieces. The museum does NOT show the planes hitting the WTC, it focuses on the recovery. Very uplifting experience. As you walk in, you are instantly taken back to 9/11, raw emotions that have been surpressed for years. You see the faces and hear the stories of families directly impacted. Very peaceful, uplifting, rewarding experience. The best 2 hours we spent in New York!
Rating: 5
Wonderful Museum!
Sat, Jul 5, 08   11:00 AM lfredell Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our trip to NYC was very eventful but our favorite activity of all was our trip to Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Being able to hear the stories behind the photographs and having hands-on access to the artifacts made our visit even more special. I have never had a more moving experience. Our family will visit again.
Rating: 5
fantastic to see and heard
Thu, Jul 3, 08   1:00 PM danybo Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
a great moment in this museum, and mister Gary Marlon is very friendly, i will be return next year ! it's a promess.
Rating: 5
I was humbled by the exhibits.
Tue, Jul 1, 08   1:00 PM lpreston Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The experience I had at the Ground Zero Museum is very difficult to put into words. I was humbled by the stories and exhibits I viewed. The timed entry and limited number entry into the museum made for a very intimate atmosphere. Mr. Suson was in the facility the day we completed our tour and took the time to talk with our group. He was very friendly and compassionate. I have already recommended this museum to many and will continue to recommend it to others. Thank you for such and amazing experience.
Rating: 4
Small, intimate museum
Tue, Jul 1, 08   1:00 PM clinth Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I enjoyed visiting the museum and the photographs and stories that were told.
Rating: 5
Ground Zero Review
Mon, Jun 30, 08   2:00 PM jbinkley Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The experience was a moving portrayal of one of the darkest times in our nation's history. It is a must see for all who enjoy the freedoms of America. Thank you for the humbling experience.
Rating: 5
Words cannot describe how incredible/memorable
Mon, Jun 30, 08   12:00 PM mcorpuz Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Words cannot describe how incredible/memorable of an experience it was. The guides were great. Convenient numeric audio documentary w/ 2 videos to see. Can peruse items and photos at your own pace. Allow for 2-3 hours. MUST-SEE if going to NY.
Rating: 4
Mon, Jun 30, 08   12:00 PM Rebecca39 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The cost of the tour is a bit pricey, but ulimately it was worth it in the end . (Besides, the money goes to a good cause!) This museum is a very small space with A LOT to see, feel, and reflect upon. It's tiny space was initially disappointing, but after viewing the photographs and hearing the stories behind them, I realized the intimacy of the space really enhanced the experience. It was a very moving day. I recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Must see for all visitors to NY!!
Mon, Jun 30, 08   12:00 PM jtopness Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Hello Gary,

My name is Jill Topness from Rochester, Minnesota and just got back from New York after a 3 1/2 day vacation there with a friend. I met you yesterday (Mon, 6/30/08) while touring your museum and was struck by your down-to-earth personality and humbleness. What a pleasant surprise to have you, Gary Marlon Suson, America's Photographer for Sept 11 there, and I feel fortunate to have met you.

Thank you for establishing this museum and for risking your life at Ground Zero during that horrendously tragic day in history. What touched me most about your workshop was the human elements, such as camaraderie amongst rescue teams, complete strangers, volunteers (and even the 'canine variety' and their touching stories). Not to mention, your keen spiritual observations incorporated throughout the exhibits (i.e. the iron crosses, stopped clock, Bible verse, lone haggard teddy bear and the significance you gave to it; America dusting itself off and trudging onward to honor and protect our country. The fact that your camera focused in and captured raw human emotion was outstanding, particularly the devastating sorrow in people's eyes and during individuals solitary moments of prayer & reflection.

Heard this quote on a Good Morning America this a.m. on a piece about a woman who survived a family tragedy where her brother killed their parents: 'Trauma tends to freeze people.'

May the Ground Zero Museum Workshop live on to memorialize the thousands of people who lost their lives on September 11, but also to help ease suffering of the victims families, friends and fellow Americans who are left behind. Such as, the story about your saving the metal panel of the plane that hit the World Trade Center and giving a small piece of it to a victim's family member is a perfect example of your heroism. It was a pleasure to meet you Gary, and I look forward to reading your book that I purchased yesterday and will most definitely share it with others.



PS Our tour guide was also excellent so please thank her for us, as well. (forgot her name but she is the Rachael Ray look-a-like). : )
Rating: 5
a must on your visit to new york
Sat, Jun 28, 08   1:00 PM kathyspe Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Biggest little museum definately fits the Ground Zero Museum and Workshop. Everything about this one room museum has a big impact. It was very moving but not in a way where you felt too heavy when you left. I was impressed with the stories of people coming together in the rescue/recovery efforts and that the focus was on this. My nephews, ages 16yrs and 19yrs were also moved and full of questions. Taking them there sparked some very good and important conversations and I think it even brought us closer together as a family.
Rating: 5
You won't want to miss it.
Fri, Jun 13, 08   11:00 AM svotis Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
After seeing all the sights, this was one of the last things on my daughter and my list. Absolutely the best part of our trip!! One of the most moving experiences of my life. Such a warm and comforting atmosphere. The photos, artifacts, & stories make you feel such a part of the whole event. Love the book we purchased we both read it cover to cover, and other family members are waiting patiently for their turn.
Rating: 5
Amazing Experience
Thu, Jun 12, 08   1:00 PM dantekids Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The museum is amazing! The narration is very touching and provides insight into the events that cannot be found anywhere else. There are many fascinating (and a few very unusual) objects that survived the attack. Visitors even have the opportunity to handle many items.

All visitors to New York City should visit. It is an unforgetable experience. I highly recommend it!
Rating: 5
Very inspirational, straight from the heart
Tue, Jun 10, 08   11:00 AM Terimiller Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The 911/Ground Zero museum was great. It was very simple, but straight to the point. No "fluff"!!! The best way to feel you were there or have been there is through visual and touch. That's exactly what the museum has to offer. It has a display of photography that is amazing. What is ever so amazing is that none of the photographs were altered so you would buy them! It was the reality of the scene, good and bad. You don't have a chose, but to witness what the people who helped dig and clear ground zero did. You feel sad and happy after leaving the museum. The reason for the sadness is understood, but the happiness of how the people pulled together is very touching. The TV could never illustrate the whole truths, but the museum does. If you are lucky enough to meet the photographer/firefighter that made this all possible you are even more fortunate. I had that opportunity and he was real!!!!! The energy and love he has for "his" museum is electric. Take the short amount of time while you are in THE CITY and see what REALLY happened at Ground Zero. Buy his collection while you are there. You can take your time and really see what he saw and felt. There are moments in his book you think you are there. You can cry and laugh again, alone!

With much thanx for inviting me into a huge part of your life,

Teri Miller

P.s. I WILL see you on broadway!