Ground Zero Museum Workshop

Ground Zero Museum Workshop

Ground Zero Museum Workshop
5
12:30 PM - 3:45 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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  • Antje K
    Gelsenkirchen, Germany6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Emotional, unique and personal account of the recovery efforts at Ground Zero - educational and impressive for all ages!
    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.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • 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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Mark Lundie
Newton Le Willows, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an incredible collection of photographs and artifacts from the Ground Zero recovery, accompanied by thoughtful and thought-provoking commentary. It is a truly emotional experience: I was at something of a loss for words when I had the privilege of meeting Gary Suson, the photographer and curator; My wife was moved to tears. The workshop offers a different experience to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and the two really do complement each other. This collection offers a much deeper look into the recovery effort, and a truly moving account of many of the FDNY firefighters involved in both the immediate response and the harrowing work in the following months. The stories of those who lost family, friends, and colleagues is treated with the greatest dignity. I cannot recommend this museum and workshop highly enough.
Written June 2, 2024
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Carrie S
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Mar 2024 • Friends
Incredible display of history. Very moving to view these photographs and artifacts, while listening to stories about them. There is so much to see I could, and probably will go back.
Written April 1, 2024
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Heidi B
Harrison Township, MI2 contributions
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This is our second visit to the 9/11 Museum Workshop Tour. I would highly recommend it. It is such a moving and emotional experience. It is a self guided tour as you listen to the description of the photos and artifacts from 9/11 and the ground zero recovery effort. You hear personal stories and learn of the heroic efforts made by the men and women working at the site. It was once again my number one thing I wanted to do while visiting NYC.
Written April 1, 2024
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Claire B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Brilliant museum, very interesting with a focus on the aftermath of 9/11. Very sensitively handled for a very emotional subject. You get to go around at your own pace with an audio guide so you can relisten to anything you may have missed, and sit and absorb the impact of the day and the aftermath. Very glad I went, Thank you Gary and team.
Written March 16, 2024
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Mrs P
Chesterfield, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It's so difficult to describe how utterly amazing our visit was 'Wow!' just doesn't seem enough!
I planned a surprise trip to NYC for my Firefighter husband John, who retires this year after nearly 30 years of service in the UK. I desperately wanted to take him here, but it didn't seem likely due to the seasonal times. That was until my savior intervened.
Gary allowed us to visit on a closed day and I will be forever grateful, as this absolutely made our trip. His wealth of first-hand knowledge and experience about the disaster is unsurmountable, and his years of dedication in creating and maintaining the museum are truly an inspiration.
As for the museum itself.. your senses go into overdrive as you watch, listen, and feel genuine artifacts, radio messages, and photos taken within hours of the disaster.
Although it was well over twenty years ago, here, you feel like it's yesterday; such is the emotion it generates.
It is utterly mind-blowing to hold a piece of a blown-out window, a cross that was handmade for bereaved families from metalwork that was once the building's structure, and even a piece of fuselage from one of the planes... I could go on!
We have treasured memories, and the visit is something that neither of us will ever, ever forget.
Make this a priority if you're visiting New York... I promise you won't be disappointed.
Thank you, Gary, for the enormous dedication and devotion that you have in keeping these memories alive.
Mandy & John
Written March 8, 2024
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katefrench2018
Costa Adeje, Spain2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
If you only do one thing on this trip please go visit this amazing museum. It was such a personal experience. From start to finish everything was so sensitively explained. It’s perfect for families and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Thank you Gary you really are a remarkable man
Written February 19, 2024
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Mark H
Buxton, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Gary Marlon Suson's micro museum is a stunning achievement. To meet the man himself was such a pleasure and inspiration, and a very emotional experience for us personally. keep spreading the words of resilience and love Gary!
Written February 18, 2024
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Maree H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This place was amazing. Very moving and really well done. Very respectful. Can't believe I got to hold things that were kept from 9/11. Highly recommend
Written January 8, 2024
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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
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.

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.

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