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Ground Zero Museum Workshop
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour
Ranked #30 of 1,175 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Images & Artifacts from the 9/11 Recovery, in the Meatpacking District near Chelsea Market and the High Line Park. A 5-Star Rated Tour. Want to feel what it was like to be with FDNY Firefighters on the front lines after the 9/11 attacks? Want to educate your kids about this tough subject in a gentle and non-threatening way? Experience the Stunning Images of Official Ground Zero Photographer Gary Marlon Suson. "Rare Photos" (New York Times) are displayed, some in lifelike 3D installations, as well as artifacts & rare video. Rated in Trip Advisor's "Top 25 Museums in the USA" for 2013 and 2014 and in Trip Advisor's "Hall of Fame." Presented in BOSE Surround Sound Audio. 100 Stories. Praised by parents as a "safe" introduction to 9/11. Guests are allowed to pick up rare World Trade Center artifacts. Daily 1.5-hour audio tours from 11am-3pm Wednesday through Sunday include a tour guide and the self-guided audio narration in Dolby Stereo, in English, Italian, French and Spanish. Proceeds shared with 9/11 and FDNY Charity. Walk-ins welcome. CLOSED MONDAY and TUESDAY. "Incredible Images" says Fox News Channel. Known worldwide as the "Biggest LITTLE Museum in New York." The "first stop" before heading to visit Ground Zero. On display are "The Frozen Clock" - "The Bible Page" - artifacts such as the largest piece of World Trade window glass in existence and many more well-known images featured on FOX NEWS, BBC and CNN. Small gift area sells books and posters. No graphic footage nor images from morning of 9/11 are shown at GZMW. Tastefully and realistically presented. This award-winning tour is a wonderful prequel to your visit to the National 9/11 Memorial + Museum. Reservations accepted. Handicapped accessible. New 2016 Fall Hours: Closed Monday + Tuesday. Open Wednesday thru Sunday 11am-3pm.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed June 10, 2013

This very small (1 room) museum is packed with artifacts and photos from the 9/11 recovery effort. It included 2 videos and a self guided "tour" of photos. The museum takes a very emotional subject and handles it very well and tastefully. It takes between 90-120 minutes to get through all the info that is available to view. I thought it was sad but time well spent...

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

In this intimate setting you get a humanized view of the recovery efforts through the artifacts and pictures taken by Gary Marlon Suson. I was brought to tears seeing the displays. We visited before our 9/11 Memorial Site visit, but it would be just as moving seeing it afterwards. We took our kids who were just 3 and 4 in 2001, they learned so much from the experience. The Ground Zero Workshop Museum is on the second floor over shops in the Meatpacking District, we were met outside by the tour guide, look carefully at the address. The tour lasts 1-2 hours. It was well worth seeing.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This was the most moving place we visited, a reminder of the awful tragedy and loss of lives, and the courage of all the families who allowed there grief to be shared

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We booked this prior to leaving home through AAA. Printed the tickets on line before we left.
Pay attention to the address, it's just a doorway!!!
Once you are escorted inside you see a couple of short videos and are given a short narrative talk about how this place came into existence and about the photogrpher.
Actually kind of a small place (I thought it would be larger) but interesting non the least.
The photographer was there that day, a very nice man and appreciative of your being there.
He signed a book we purchased there and proceeds go to the families of 911 victims.
Like I said, small, interesting and worth the cost.
Let us never forget what happened that day.....

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This small museum is full of images and stories of the rescue and relief operations which took place for many months following the attack. It brings the visitor in touch with those whose job it was to painstakingly and reverently sift through the rubble. We visited the museum on the afternoon after we had visited the 911 memorial site in the morning. We were so glad that we had included this museum. It was a touching tribute to all associated with the tragedy.

Thank creamnsugar
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