Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour - New York City

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  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    420 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
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    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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 TripAdvisors 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.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • All entrance fees included

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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. The Non-Profit Museum, a must-see before visiting Ground Zero, also benefits numerous 9/11 and Fire Department-related charities and is endorsed by many noted firefighters and 9/11 families. 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.


Self-guided audio tour

Walk-through of 9/11 artifacts with museum guide

Free Water

Entry/Admission - Ground Zero Museum Workshop



Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Cameras are allowed but no videotaping, no cell phones, food or drink allowed on tours

Due to security and space concerns, all backpacks and large bags must be stored at the front of the museum during the tour. There are no exceptions. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of the tour

This does NOT include admission to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The Ground Zero Museum Workshop was established in 2005 and has been active part in remembrance and education of the September 11 tragedy

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Most travelers can participate

This is a separate tour/experience from the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Audio Tours in Spanish, French, Italian and French - (included)

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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  • 07-Nov-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.

  • 28-Oct-2022

    Fantastic museum led by Gary!!! It is very touching and our 7yo twins enjoyed he whole tour! They went through the 100 artifacts (when usually they get bored pretty fast). Amazing work !!!!

  • 27-Oct-2022

    We traveled to New York as a family of 4 in September all the way from bonnie Scotland ….Excellent 👌 tour and a Very warm welcome from the museum owner who was the official ground zero photographer. Some of the stories behind the photos & artefacts are so overwhelming and emotional ..This was an excellent experience. It gives a real and touching insight into the impact of 9/11 felt that Gary's photographs spoke volumes, and the audio tour and stories that accompanied them were very moving. I have no hesitation in recommending this museum truly unforgettable experience

  • 11-Oct-2022

    A place you must visit in nyc,we didn't go in the museum as the queue was long and we were pushed for time,if your staying in midtown Manhattan the best way down is take the 1 train down on the subway,,just stand by the monument and reflect what it stands for ,

  • 02-Oct-2022

    Very warm welcome from the museum owner who was the official ground zero photographer. Some of the stories behind the photos & artefacts are so touching. Can’t recommend this experience enough.

  • 18-Sep-2022

    This is NOT a tour of the 9/11 museum. We waited and waited and nobody showed up. I messaged the tour operator and there was no response. I can only surmise that this was a scam.

  • 11-Sep-2022

    This was an excellent experience. It gives a real and touching insight into the impact of 9/11. The attention to detail in the artefacts and connected storytelling made it an unforgettable experience. Visited many of New Yorks top attractions and this one stands out among the best for all the family

  • 10-Sep-2022

    What an incredible museum - informative and touching tribute with the upmost respect for those impacted by 9/11. Being only young when 9/11 happened I have always had limited understanding of the awful events which took place that day and the recovery efforts from programmes on tv. The museum helped broaden my knowledge and understanding of the incredible people that were part of the recovery efforts - including Gary who was an amazing host during our visit. Being able to lift up and touch items in the museum just made it that much more impactful supported by the audio stories of many. I had already visited Ground Zero but as a tip I think I would recommend visiting and doing the workshop first, although there’s nothing wrong with doing it the way I did.

  • 04-Sep-2022

    For me, it is the most relevant and emotional museum in New York. This "big" museum of emotions expresses in real images (photographs and explanations) the material and sentimental destruction left by this moment in world history. Gary Marlon Suson shares images and materials with audio-guided explanations of the most intense feelings of ground zero. Realistic, professional and ethical in all its material, where adults and our children can better understand the events of the saddest day lived in the USA. Unique material as he was the only one to be able to immortalize the place in images. 100% recommended, if you want to know the real level of devastation of the 11S.

  • 29-Aug-2022

    I recently visited NY, and just happened upon this gem of a museum when looking at attractions in my New York City Pass app. I felt that Gary's photographs spoke volumes, and the audio tour and stories that accompanied them (and all the artifacts) were very moving. I have no hesitation in recommending this little museum to others, and will definitely be visiting there for a longer period of time next time I'm in New York.

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