Ground Zero Museum Workshop Hands-On Tour
Explore the interactive Ground Zero Museum Workshop for a personal and behind-the-scenes look at one of the biggest tragedies in American history. View photos taken during the recovery period after 9/11, see artifacts recovered from Ground Zero, and more.
What You Will Do
- Take an audio-guided tour of the "Biggest Little Museum in New York,” with a personal guide on hand
- See artifacts from the World Trade Center, including the largest piece of recovered window glass in existence
- View exclusive and rare photos take on the front lines: Marvel at the heroism of the firefighters, who were on the scene that day
- Hear 100 audio stories in Dolby stereo with BOSE headsets: Listen to real Ground Zero sound effects and informative narration
- Have the opportunity to purchase autographed remembrance gifts that support 9/11 charities
- Educate your children in a tasteful, non-graphic way about 9/11 with a tour praised by parents worldwide
- Guided Ground Zero Museum tour with interactive visual and audio guides
The Ground Zero Museum is family friendly, with non-graphic images and exhibits throughout. Museum hours are from 11:00 am–3:00 pm, Wednesday–Sunday.
Tickets non-refundable once purchased. Tour time change requests are granted when possible, and are $6 per ticket.
- 3,541 Ratings
It was a very moving collection of items. We would have liked there to be more space.
This was a very touching experience for both my kids and I. It humanized a tragic event in a tasteful way that really taught my kids about a significant part of American history.
We booked our visit on Thursday 11th may at 1 30 we where shown a video which was very interesting then got time to view all the photos this was also interesting also like to thank the young lady who kept the museum open for me as it took me a while to view everything. Regards Grace & Paul from Chorley England.
I wasn't sure what to expect when I visited the museum but I found it to be a humbling and unforgettable experience. One I will remember for a very long time. Well done. I would thoroughly recommend it.
È stata una bellissima esperienza, molto interessante e arricchente.
The intimate setting and hands-on involvement make this a must see museum
We were very lucky on the day that we visited this museum because some staffer was sick and we got to meet and talk with Gary S. (who was behind all the awesome pictures that you see in the museum). Gary was very friendly and very patient. He took the time to educate us on this very painful subject and let's just say that I did not regret one bit taking my family to the museum. This museum focus on the 'recovery' phase of Sept 11 tragedy. It is a room full of artifacts and pictures taken by Gary S. (who was the ONLY one allowed by the authority to document the recovery process!). You will be give an audio device to listen to the story behind each artifact that was displayed in the museum (superbly narrated by Gary and the quality is excellence). I was so moved after seeing all these pictures and artifacts that were shown at the museum. They even have a small piece of the airplane that struck 9/11 (wow). I highly recommend folks to visit this museum.
Very tasteful and interesting museum that doesn't dwell on any gory details. The photographs are amazing and everything is presented with great compassion.
This was probably one of the best tours we (family of 4) went on during our 7 days in NYC. Very heart-felt and moving. The narration of each picture made it feel as if you were there. This is a must see for everyone!
The museum gave a real insight into the lives of some of the people involved in the clearing of the sight.At times it was very poignant
It was good insight on a more personal level. Small, intimate museum allows reflections on how devastating it was and draws you into the heartbreak and grief felt by families of the victims.
The Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour was a wonderful place to see what happened in the days after September 11, 2001. My children were able to see a little piece of history and take away an experience of a lifetime. Gary was great, and he answered all of our questions. A great place for for people of all ages!
A perfect place to go to see what happened on 9/11 and the follow days. Very emotional!
I did wished the location was closer to 911 memorial.
Great and emotional experience, but the air conditioning was a bit too cold for us in this small room! Maybe an audio tour in German?
Very informative and brought a personal perspective to the recovery operations. Hearing the back stories of the photos and artifacts made this a meaningful experience.
Stunning remembrance of the recovery of 9/11 captured in breathtaking photos and narrated by the exceptionally talented Gary Suson.
Excellent narratives from a respected photo journalist!!
This museum was one of the highlights form our recent trip to NYC. It is NOT at ground zero, but after we went here, we didn't even feel the need to go to the "real' ground zero. It is a single room with lots of photographs and artifacts from the ground zero site, including the only piece of airplane that was ever found. Every object has a number, and every visitor gets an audio tour headset. The photographer himself narrates the stories behind each photo and artifact, and so you really get a personal sense of what the years of recovery were like. I lost myself for hours in there, and even my kids (ages 8, 10, and 13) were totally engaged and touched by what they saw and heard. There are some stories that are really heart wrenching, and they have boxes of tissues around if you need them, but I would say overall it is FAR more uplifting of the human spirit than it is depressing or sad. If you want to teach yourself and/or your kids about the power of community, and how healing it can be to work together, then don't miss this museum! You have to make a reservation to go, which makes it hard if you don't plan ahead by a day or two, but this makes the experience WAY better! Instead of feeling jostled or rushed, you are just part of a small group of people, so you can see everything that you want to in a relaxed and thoughtful setting. The docents who work there are amazing, and when we were there, the photographer called in and spoke with us. He really likes to stay in touch with the people who go there, and it was wonderful to speak personally with him after experiencing just a minute fraction of what he experienced. I can't recommend this museum enough!
A small but moving museum that is well worth the visit. It's up close & personal.
This was an opportunity to understand 9/11 from a more complete sensory experience. I'd recommend the museum update the flat screen and sound as some of the powerful introduction was lost due to the sound and you don't want to miss a word. However the head sets accompanying each station was clear and articulate. The setting and small numbers provided a private experience. Actually touching the objects and getting up close to the relics gives a perspective which cannot be gained in any other medium. The time line for the tour was perfect. We were privileged to meet the artist and he spent considerable one one one time with all members of the two distinct parties that were present. I highly recommend purchasing "Requiem" as well. A very manageable trip would be to visit this museum and then hop on the train one or two stops down town to Freedom tower. Thank you so much for creating this amazing museum and experience. It is truly unique and very special.
I'm a kid and I loved it it was touching and the facts were very interesting
I was extremely touched by this small, yet amazing tour. Everyone should see this museum! I brought a couple from Australia with me who said they were overwhelmed by the experience. We also went to ground zero the day before to experience that,and I must say seeing both made it awesome!
This is 2nd time visiting this museum. I found it better this time because before I came to the museum this time, I visited the new Ground Zero and saw the Memorial Gardens. In my r cent. Is it to the museum, I was lucky to have Gary Marlon Suson (the owner and creator of the museum) conduct our tour. Next time I come to NYC, I will visit this museum again. Each time you learn something new.
Emotive (and high quality) photographs and artefacts of the destroyed Twin Towers, and of the heroic NYFD, very well presented in a comfortable, and comforting, environment. Not an easy experience, even for Brits, but most informative and thought-provoking.
This museum is not the easiest one to find but once you're there, it is incredibly special. I was not prepared to take my son to the 911 Memorial Museum as I was concerned about some the things he would see. This museum has done an excellent job getting to the heart of the matter without showing the gory details. When I have the best parts about this museum is that you must make a reservation so you are only there with a few people at a time. It allows for private reflection and true emotion. It also prevents you with an audio tour like no other I have experienced. Each item number and the man who created the museum tells the story of every single item as you go. You can skip anything that does not interest you but my 8 year old son and I saw and listened to the stories of every item. We were lucky enough to be there when the creator was there as well and he was able to answer questions we had. What a humble and insightful man. This museum is incredibly touching and I will hunt you long after you leave but is more about healing than revisiting the pain. Highly recommended.
A very touching and thoughtful display, not overdone but very interesting.
Before my first trip to NYC, I was tasked with finding something I really wanted to do before my teachers' conference would begin. I started searching and came across the Ground Zero Museum Workshop. I immediately knew this was it. It was the right choice. Visiting the GZMW was one of the most important, worthwhile things I have ever done. The experience was made even more significant due to the fact that Gary Marlon Suson, the photographer, was my tour guide. Listening to him share his very personal experience about 9-11 was more emotionally moving than I expected. The fact that the museum raises and donates funds for the families of the firefighters who lost their lives makes it more poignant. The experience is one that I will never forget, and I would encourage anyone to visit the museum, no matter where in the world you hail from.
We have found this workshop tour very informative and interesting. Our children aged of 7, 9 and 11 were gently presented facts and artifacts of the tragedy. We were a little bit worried about taking our kids there, but from the first minute we thought that it was the right decision. Kids spent two hours walking around, listening and observing. They were happy with a tour. Gary was our guide tour on that day, he was open to any question, very welcoming. All the stories really impressed us. We would like to thank Gary for sharing this with us! It was a big pleasure to meet him.
This museum was truly emotional.we went to the ground zero museum at ground zero before this museum and this workshop was by far so much better! It is more child friendly and really focuses on the people and recovery of ground zero. If you are on a budget and can only go to one museum you have got to go to this one. It's an experience you will never forget...you can actually touch some artefacts which was really cool.
Brought two teen boys and we all left moved and inspired. Great trip right before our tour at West Point.