Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

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352 reviews   (4.61)

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Duration: 1 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Visit the 5-star rated Ground Zero Museum Workshop for an intimate and detailed and introduction to the “Real Ground Zero” and to things you won't see at the nearby 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The “kid-friendly” non-graphic imagery, 100 audio stories, Ground Zero artifacts and rare photos housed in this non-profit museum exhibit the heroic efforts of the FDNY firefighters on that fateful day in 2001 and the 9-month “Recovery Period." See the "Bible Page" and the "Frozen Clock." Winner of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Museums in the USA” award in 2013 & 2014, this is the only place you can actually pick up and hold Ground Zero artifacts, a chilling reminder for adults and a chance for young children to learn about a significant moment in history. Located in the historic Meatpacking District on West 14th street near the High Line Park and Chelsea Market Eateries. Known world-wide as the "Biggest LITTLE Museum in New York." Images by the Official Photographer at Ground Zero.

What's Included

Free Water

Self-guided audio tour

Walk-through of 9/11 artifacts with museum guide

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Cameras are allowed but no videotaping, no cell phones, food or drink allowed on tours
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This is a separate tour/experience from the 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Cameras are allowed but no videotaping, no cell phones, food or drink allowed on tours
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This is a separate tour/experience from the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Ground Zero Museum Workshop
The Ground Zero Museum Workshop in the Meat-Packing District on West 14th Street features stunning images, rare video and remnants from the Ground Zero Recovery Period, all packed into an intimate and emotional space. On display are 100 of Gary Marlon Suson's most well-known images, including the charred Genesis 11: Tower of Babylon Bible Page found in the WTC rubble, the Frozen Clock stuck at 10:02am, marking the collapse of the South Tower and several FDNY Honor Guard images. The actual clock itself is also on display in the museum.

The only all-access, sanctioned photographer at Ground Zero, Suson's one-of-a-kind, 3-D photo installations place viewers into the "hole" at Ground Zero. Visitors are also allowed the rare opportunity to pick up and hold World Trade Center steel and window glass. Tours are limited to just 25 people, and include a powerful 15-minute video.

The Ground Zero Museum is about 5-minutes from Ground Zero via the "E" train. Daily tours last about 90 minutes and include the intimate stories behind 100 images and remnants. This is a "don't-miss" museum that touches the heart of young and old alike. No graphic or morbid images are displayed and the museum is known for its sensitivity to a very tough subject matter. Suitable for children.

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334joyd, 22-12-2022
The whole experience was moving, humbling and emotional.
From the moment we arrived, met by Gary we were immediately immersed into the time and space that was 911. The room is filled with ‘genuine’ objects from that terrible day. From the iron crosses made for the women of the lost men to the fire hats and boots worn by the emergency services. The photographs capture both the terror and beauty of a community working together selflessly.
This went above and beyond expectation and will stay with me forever. I could post lots of photos here but that would spoil it for you all and it deserves to be experienced authentically.

THIS IS A MUST AND WOULD RECOMMEND THIS over the 911 museum that everyone visits.

Oh and bring plenty of tissues - you’ll need them!
Intimate, Personal and Cosy way to learn about 9/11 - better than the main museum!
NurseSooz, 08-12-2022
If you're going to learn about 9/11 in a personal, intimate and unique way then you need to go to Gary's museum. I actually preferred it to the main museum as it was like walking into Gary's memories and being there with him in his photos and experiences of that time. It does not have the commercial cash-in feeling that the main museum has and is a intimate walk through of personal stories, unusual facts and artifacts that you would not see in the main museum. He'll even let you handle some of them. Yes it's a small place but you could spend HOURS here just listening and taking in everything you are seeing. The compact nature of it almost makes it. You are getting an extremely intimate experience of 9/11 through the eyes of someone who lived, breathed and captured it. Gary has put his heart and soul into this museum and it is worth every penny you spend to experience it. We would definitely go back to Gary's museum rather than the commercially driven main museum. Thank you Gary for sharing your experiences, beautiful photos and artifacts with us. We will never ever forget it.
Head and shoulders above any other experience in NYC
amandabK1743UW, 04-12-2022
This powerful, emotional museum was the number 1 highlight of our trip to NYC. The 9/11 museum and memorial charts the events on the day, but this exceptional collection represents the scale of the recovery operation and the impact on the people involved. The beautiful, haunting images and exclusive collection of artifacts speak a thousand words, as the raw emotion of the recovery process is captured by the only photographer with access to the Ground Zero site. The love, care and dedication shown by the individuals involved in this horrific task is evident in these photographs and the exhibition stands as a testament to all those involved.
Without doubt, this is a place you have to visit whilst in NYC. I will carry this experience with me and I am so glad we chose to see it.
The most eye opening hour of your time to visit this museum.
juliehG1466HX, 26-11-2022
This is a must see to really grasp what the search and recovery process was. Gary literally has put his own blood, sweat and tears into honoring all those involved in the recovery efforts while dignifying the victims. Hearing, seeing and touching some of these items found was so emotional. Thank you Gary for having this importance museum for all to remember.
Perfect for families who want to reflect on the events of 9/11
claresmalley, 07-11-2022
When we decided to come to NYC with our 2 girls (10 & 16), we thought it only right that we should spend some time with them reflecting on the events of 9/11. Having previously visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum with my husband and wanting something different now we were visiting as a family, we stumbled across the Ground Zero Museum Workshop and I'm so glad we did. The museum focuses on the recovery period rather than the awful events of 9/11 - there's no graphic images. Instead, the museum is filled with poignant images and artefacts, and after an initial video you are free to walk around and listen to the audio tour at your leisure and even hold some of the items. We were lucky enough to meet Gary on the day of our tour, who was the official photographer for the FDNY at Ground Zero - he has created a museum which is perfect for families. Emotional, engaging and at times even uplifting - I'm so pleased we chose to visit. Thanks Gary, it was a pleasure to meet you.

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