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Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Hands-On 9/11 Tour tickets

Gate Prices Adult $25.00
Child (3-12) $19.00

Recently named one of the Top 25 Museums in the United States by TripAdvisor!

The "first-stop" for tourists before visiting the 9/11 Memorial Pools. "100 Images & Artifacts" and the amazing audio stories behind them. Known as the “Kid-Friendly” 9/11 Museum" for its interactive ability to teach children as young as age five about this tough subject in a gentle way, the thought provoking and emotional Ground Zero Museum Workshop is a must-see. Parents have praised the Workshop Tour for its ability to hold their children’s attention while teaching them important American history. Experience an intimate portrait of life inside Ground Zero, from artifacts you can hold to images that express what words cannot. The Museum Workshop tour does not focus on the day of 9/11 but rather the 9-month “Recovery Period” when cameras were not allowed, making this collection so rare. This is the Real Ground Zero never-before-seen by the public. Audio tours are available in French, Italian, English, and Spanish. Museum founder Gary Suson modeled the workshop after the Anne Frank House in Holland, another tiny Museum in size yet one with a huge emotional impact. The tour features tasteful and non-graphic imagery and shows nothing harrowing from the morning of 9/11.

Clearly, nothing can overshadow the importance and emotional impact of seeing Ground Zero itself. Ground Zero Museum Workshop, however, is a wonderful preamble to the main memorial. This is a 5-star rated tour in New York City, winner of a USA Today Travel 10BEST Award, a U.S. News & World Report Travel Award and was recently included in Trip Advisor's coveted "Top 25 Museums in the USA" list. The Museum Workshop is the only 9/11-themed Museum that allows guests to pick up and hold WTC artifacts as well as the only one with a full, comprehensive audio tour.

Artifacts and the “Rare Photos” (N.Y. Times) of 9-11 Official Ground Zero Photographer Gary Marlon Suson are on exhibit for the public. The daily, two-hour audio tours give visitors an up close and personal look at the remarkable people and stories from the Ground Zero recovery effort, such as “Big Frank” who found the WTC Cross, “Rev. Mitties” who blessed the victims and “Atlas” the K-9 Recovery Dog. Known by the media as the “Biggest LITTLE Museum in NYC” for it’s small size but huge story content. On display are the most well known images from the collection, featured on CNN and FOX News - such as the “Frozen Clock” - “The Ground Zero Cross” - “The Last WTC Beam” - “The Ground Zero Bible Page” and the “Today is Tuesday September 11” Calendar Page.

Tours of the Ground Zero Museum Workshop include: an introductory narration and historical overview, given by a personal tour-guide; a 12-minute film on a big screen; an interactive walk-through of artifacts; and a self-guided audio experience consisting of 100 stories in Dolby Stereo behind each image and artifact. Included as background in the audio tours are real sound effects from rare Ground Zero video in 2001, making for a realistic experience.

Located in Manhattan’s historic Meat-Packing District, GZMW is just a few steps away from the High Line Park, the new Whitney Museum of American Art and the famed Chelsea Market Food Shops. Ground Zero Museum Workshop is only 8 minutes by “E” subway train from the actual site of the former World Trade Center. The photographs on exhibit will take viewers on an emotional roller-coaster, eliciting feelings ranging from deep sadness to a feeling of unity with other visitors and Americans, who are all connected in some human, transcendent way to the victims of the 9-11 tragedy.

Images of firefighters and artifacts are sensitively and reverently arranged, and their poignancy lies in their ability to provoke thought about their connection to their owners. A shattered makeup case, for example, evokes sympathy for a woman who held this item in her final hours, and a photograph of a desk calendar lying in the rubble brings up questions about its owner’s schedule on that fateful day.

As FDNY Hon. Battalion Chief Gary Marlon Suson tactfully said of his museum, “If you are looking to remember the fallen in a beautiful way, you've come to the right place…if you can't connect, you can't heal, and so I'm hoping that these images will serve that purpose."

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Getting In

Reservations Highly Recommended. Walk-Ins Welcome. On the day of your visit, present your Pass upon entry.

Reservation Instructions

For reservations, please call (212) 924-1040 and mention your New York Build Your Own Pass.

Hours

Daily Guided Tours:
Sunday-Monday: 12:00 pm;
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 11:00 am;
Wednesday: 11:00 am;
Saturday: 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Closings

Wednesday

Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.

All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

For security purposes, all purses and bags MUST be checked at tour start or you will be denied entry. Please arrive only 5 minutes prior to tour time. The tour length is 2 hours. Cameras are allowed, but videotaping is not.

Address

420 West 14th Street
between 9th Ave. and Washington Street
New York, NY 10014

Driving Directions

There is a parking garage on 10th Ave. and 19th St.

Public Transportation

By Subway: A, C, or E Train from Times Sq. (or from Ground Zero) and get off at 14th St. subway stop. Walk West on 14th St. to 420 West 14th St. between 9th Ave. and Washington St. Ring #3 and Museum is on 2nd floor.
 

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Best two hours of our trip!
By Maria Verified Reviewer from Stockholm on
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Ground Zero Museum Workshop:

I would highly recommend this excursion -tasteful and thought provoking. My two 14-year old children are not normally museum lovers but we could have easily stayed longer than the two hour allotted slot and listened to the well presented material, a little bit longer! Superb.

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[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

Sobering historic experience
By M&M Verified Reviewer from London, England on
Pros:
Factual, Moving, Eye opening, Interesting, Must do, Amazing
Cons:
upsetting,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Ground Zero Museum Workshop:

The Ground Zero Workshop Museum brings a new perspective to the tragic events that unfolded on 9/11. Amongst the many artefacts on display are quotes from those who experienced the disaster first hand or lost a loved one - there are amazing stories and the whole experience puts life's problems in perspective. Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the terrible news, but this musuem takes you there. 9/11 is now part of the fabric of Manhattan - if you are visiting NY, this is a must do.

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[13 of 13 customers found this review helpful]

Amazing Little Museum! A Must-See!
By TravelMaven Verified Reviewer from Chicago on
Pros:
Educational touching
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9-11 tours ny ground zero
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Ground Zero Museum Workshop:

Well organized Tour, tastefully presented, shows a side of 9-11 and Ground Zero not seen on TV, stories were very emotional but also healing in a way. Highly recommended,,,,,guides were very good. images were incredible. I liked that i could actually hold world trade center artifacts.

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