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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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Eyeopening. Tear Jerker! A Must visit ! So sad!

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My son and I visited the centre during are stay in the city , from the time we entered until leaving it was such an experience from the items on show and real life stories of bystanders and surviving rescuers ,the staff are excellent and at the end the shop was full of memorabilia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited the ground zero museum workshop (GZMW) as well as the national memorial. The GZMW was a thoughtfully crafted museum with touching photographs and artifacts in an intimate setting that helped prepare us for our later visit to the national memorial. Highly recommended

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Make sure you stop by if you have any kids in your party. This place is awesome building long lasting memories.

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Having either lived or worked in Manhattan for almost all of my 68 years on earth, I cannot go here. I was in Manhattan that awful day, and two weeks later stood among hundreds of people who stood silently outside the gate watching the "recovery" efforts. As a professor at the college, BMCC, used as the center for the recovery... More 

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Very helpful staff and great activities to do with the kids, staff are very interactive and informative.

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