Ground Zero Museum Workshop

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

Ground Zero Museum Workshop
5
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 3:45 PM
About
9/11 Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts from 9/11, in the Meatpacking District near High Line Park. Experience what it was like to be with FDNY Firefighters on the front lines after the 9/11 attacks and educate your kids about 9/11 in a gentle, non-threatening way. Experience the stunning images of Official Ground Zero Photographer Gary Marlon Suson. "Rare Photos" (N.Y. Times) are displayed, some in lifelike 3-D. Winner of Trip Advisor's "Top 25 Museums in the USA” Award for 2013/2014 and a member of Trip Advisor's "Hall of Fame." Presented in BOSE Audio. Praised by parents as a "safe" intro to 9/11 for their young kids. Guests allowed to pick up rare World Trade artifacts. 1-Hour audio tours Wednesday to Saturday include self-guided audio narration in English, Italian, French and Spanish. Walk-ins welcome. "Incredible" says Fox News. Tastefully and realistically presented. See the "Bible Page" and "Frozen Clock." A wonderful “first stop” before your visit to the 9/11 Memorial.
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How to get there
  • 14th St / 8th Ave • 5 min walk
  • 8th Ave • 5 min walk
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  • paintingbasil
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highly memorable, poignant and educational experience
    Definitely the most memorable and poignant part of our trip to NYC. Our guide was the photographer, Gary Suson, which gave a unique insight into the 9/11 tragedy and subsequent aftermath. The tour was pitched perfectly for our children aged 10 & 12 with a very insightful and succinct audio tour. To be able to hold actual ground zero artefacts was both a unique and thought provoking experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 19, 2023
  • porkypielynne
    Somerset, United Kingdom102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thought Provoking
    Wow when in New York you must visit this Museum we were very fortunate as we had Gary Marlon Suson as our guide .It was excellent the emotion and the passion that comes from Gary is incredible with what he experienced post 911. I don’t have enough words to explain why you should visit .But please do . But my experience will stay with me forever.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 27, 2023
  • hsp23
    Toronto, Canada20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Strongly recommend for everyone
    Hard to describe how poignant this was. It was deep and meaningful and touched my entire family- with kids ranging from 11-20 years old. The pictures are excellent and the audio your adds so much to the powerful experience.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 3, 2024
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laiatgatell
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We arrived at the museum 10 mins prior to opening time and no one was there. We patiently waited for about half an hour and then called to ask if it was open. They said the museum would open at 12, one hour later than advertised and there was no warning in the website!! We waited for another hour and a half and no one came by. It was 12:45 and the museum supposedly opens at 11. We had to leave without visiting. In the website it said you could go without buying the tickets online, but it seems they don’t work unless they know for sure they have visitors. Pathetic, unprofessional and very disappointing.
Written February 8, 2020
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Antje K
Gelsenkirchen, Germany6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
What a special, unique and intimate experience!
We took our 9 year old son who we had talked to about the events of this day. Visiting this workshop put faces, personalities and names to the facts - not only for our son, but also for us. The pictures, artifacts and first-hand account of the only photographer who was allowed at the site puts the spotlight on the recovery efforts and the brave men and women who put their own lives in danger (and made the ultimate sacrifice years after their work at Ground Zero) to give the families of the victims some form of peace.

Several stories stuck in my head and forever changed me.

We got to meet Gary Suson in person and are amazed by his passion and commitment to sharing the things he saw, experienced and which undoubtedly stay with him until this day.

The stories he shares through the self-guided audio tour by telling them himself are full of emotion and left an impact on all of us.

Thank you Gary, we really appreciate your time and effort to make this experience as personal as it gets.
Written June 28, 2023
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nb5555
Castlemaine, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Visited today with my young family and found this exhibit to be so amazing and not too full on for kids. Fantastically presented audio guides which detail what’s captured in the images and artefacts on show and all narrated by the photographer himself. An amazing honour to the emergency services of NYC and the great work they did, but most importantly lovely respect shown to all those who passed on that terrible day. Anyone interested in 9/11 should not miss this exhibit.
Written January 8, 2020
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porkypielynne
Somerset, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Wow when in New York you must visit this Museum we were very fortunate as we had Gary Marlon Suson as our guide .It was excellent the emotion and the passion that comes from Gary is incredible with what he experienced post 911.
I don’t have enough words to explain why you should visit .But please do .
But my experience will stay with me forever.
Written December 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mia S
Aalborg7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I have been dreaming about visiting NYC my whole life, and especially I have been dreaming about visiting Ground zero and the 9/11 museum. I have been so fascinated by the event since I was a little girl. I mostly wanted to visit a more “intimate” museum with smaller artifacts. Therefore I was so sad when I found out the tribute museum closed down. So when I coincidentally found the website of the 9/11 workshop I booked it immediately. We got to get the tour by the owner and photogropher begynd the photos Gary. And the experienced exceeded all expectations. It was absolutely incredible. So so so many small fantastic artifacts and amazing photohraphs and stories told by Gary. This visit was of the biggest experiences of my life. Thank you Gary.
Mia & Andreas
Written April 2, 2023
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Gvb87
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
9/11 Museum Workshop was so unlike any museum experience I’ve had. I have been to many museums in Amsterdam and Paris however this museum falls into its own category. You have to go there and experience it to fully understand. However, I walked away feeling as though I had experienced what it was like to work at the world trade center after the September 11 attacks. The audio guide narration by the official Photographer is so heartfelt, along with the sound effects, that I could truly feel the emotions of being there. I am happy I was given the recommendation to visit here. I will carry this experience, the sights sounds and stories for the rest of my life.
Written May 8, 2023
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paintingbasil
UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Definitely the most memorable and poignant part of our trip to NYC. Our guide was the photographer, Gary Suson, which gave a unique insight into the 9/11 tragedy and subsequent aftermath. The tour was pitched perfectly for our children aged 10 & 12 with a very insightful and succinct audio tour. To be able to hold actual ground zero artefacts was both a unique and thought provoking experience.
Written October 19, 2023
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Michelle M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Gary Suson has brought together a collection of images and artifacts from 9/11 that leave you speechless. He narrates from his own personal experience and was hands on during our tour. A solemn reminder of how fragile life can be. It’s a must!
Written February 4, 2023
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hsp23
Toronto, Canada20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Hard to describe how poignant this was. It was deep and meaningful and touched my entire family- with kids ranging from 11-20 years old. The pictures are excellent and the audio your adds so much to the powerful experience.
Written January 3, 2024
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Ann R
Painesville, OH1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
I stumbled upon this place while perusing a map of Chelsea. What a gem! Very small museum, with plenty of seating for an exhausted tourist. See other reviews for the interesting mission statement of this museum. Brilliant photos take us inside the whole process, and being able to handle many artifacts really brings it home. Overall, not nearly as sad and overwhelming as the 9/11 Museum--not to detract from the grandeur of that. ( I visited in January 2019 but TA didn't give that date option.)
Written August 26, 2021
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We thank you so much for sharing your heart felt experience with others. Thank you for visiting us.
Written December 5, 2021
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