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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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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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We went with 3 adults and 3 kids. All of us were so moved. This is a must see!! The photographs, stories, and artifacts were so evocative. We lucked out and had the museum's... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with 3 adults and 3 kids. All of us were so moved. This is a must see!! The photographs, stories, and artifacts were so evocative. We lucked out and had the museum's creator, Gary Marlon Suson, as our tour guide. He was wonderful!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone should visit Ground Zero Memorial and Museum and pay their respects. NY should be proud of the tribute they have designed and created in memory of the victims of that terrible day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our family of four with young teenagers to experience this museum. A remarkably small quiet space tucked away in the Meatpacking District packed with sights, sounds and feels of 9/11 and the recovery mission that followed. Living 25 miles away from this horrific site and remembering this time period vividly in our Nation's history, this Museum provided us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were shown around the museum by the founder, Gary Marlon Suson. It was so touching and heartfelt to hear his story and all the stories of the people involved in the recovery! This is a place filled with so many emotions - a must-see in New York!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is a little small, but well laid out. Contains alot of details and self guided tour. The hosts are very helpful in answering any questions. Good activity for a cold or wet rainy day or a very hot day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent hours in this well thought out World Tower Venue. Attention to detaii was outsatnding. We opted to tour by ourselves so has not to feel rushed., Shock and awe are the only words to describe our visit. It is right up there with the Holocost Museum In D.C. The place was jam-packed and the crowds... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucky enough to have photographer Gary Suson there the day we visited. Talked to us and signed book. Top museum I have ever visited.

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Humbling, tearful, unforgettable experience. Take the time to stop in. You won't ever forget it. Thanks Gary for what you have put together and thanks for taking the time to chat with our family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum I took my 2 teenage children (13 & 17 ) who throughly enjoyed this. There was different pictures on the wall of 9/11 with different numbers on the pictures and you are giving earphones you type in the number on the keypad of any picture and there is a story behind each picture. Would recommend people to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just home today from NYC. This museum is definitely a must see. 5 Star... Gary took our tour, he's got so many stories to tell of the recovery. A very moving experience. Will definitely be returning. Thanks so much Gary.

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