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Ground Zero Museum Workshop

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Address: 420 W 14th St, Floor 2, New York City, NY 10014-1064
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+1 212-920-4264
11:00 - 15:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Images & Artifacts from the 9/11 Recovery,...

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.

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The images and artifacts were amazing. My mom and 7year old daughter loved it. It was very engaging. Must see Museum!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The images and artifacts were amazing. My mom and 7year old daughter loved it. It was very engaging. Must see Museum!

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this is a must see part of NYC history. The horrific tragedy that took place on 9/11 will never be forgotten. this is a beautiful tribute so we never forget

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent two hours at the museum. We were lucky to meet and speak with Gary Suson. He was an amazing host. We would highly recommend this museum to everyone of all ages.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This has been one of the greatest things I have done in New York. We booked the trip this same weekend and was happy to be able to attend. It is very informational and moving. Throughout the audio tour, there were many times where I had to hold back tears because they touched my heart and to think that people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant & emotionally engaging session. The images and artifacts had such amazing stories behind them. We were also in luck having met the man behind this museum. It was wonderful meeting Gary. Definitely recommending this museum to all!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very intimate and moving museum experience. Though the room is small, it is packed with photos and artifacts from 9-11. You tour the exhibit with an audio guide narrated by Gary Suson, the photographer who documented cleanup work on the site for 7 months. A somber experience, it's a far cry from the often very crowded World... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by the size or location, it is truly an amazing and unique experience and you will leave breathtaken and emotionally connected to 9/11. Note that this is not at the actual Ground Zero site, but it definitely is as powerful. The headphone guided tour could not be better! Definitely recommend!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teenage son was overwhelmed by the museum, very touching place, shed a few tears. Staff very informative

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of visiting this intimate museum during our visit to NYC over our children's winter break. While small in size, we found the museum perfect for giving our boys (ages 10 and 12) a basis for developing a connection to the events surrounding the the terrorist attacks on September 11. While there are a number of photographs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did not want to go to this museum. My wife pushed me. I feared it was too far removed from Ground Zero to be relevant. I was SO wrong. Museum founder and 9-11's only NYFD recovery photographer, Gary Marlon Suson's work and his personal story telling with the audio tour was so powerful and intimate. There were parents with... More 

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