Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

420 West 14th Street, Floor 2

The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is the only museum of its kind in New York. It is a beautiful place for tourists, family members, and locals alike. You will not see images like these anywhere else in the world. Each item has an eyewitness story or pe... more

The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is the only museum of its kind in New York. It is a beautiful place for tourists, family members, and locals alike. You will not see images like these anywhere else in the world. Each item has an eyewitness story or personal account by your tour guides, all of whom participated in the Recovery. The Ground Zero Museum Workshop in the Meatpacking 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. 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. 25 people per tour, which includes a powerful 15-minute video. About 5-minutes from Ground Zero via the "E" train. Daily tours last about 90 minutes and include the intimate stories behind 10... more

The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is the only museum of its kind in New York. It is a beautiful place for tourists, family members, and locals alike. You will not see images like these anywhere else in the world. Each item has an eyewitness story or personal account by your tour guides, all of whom participated in the Recovery.

The Ground Zero Museum Workshop in the Meatpacking 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.

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. 25 people per tour, which includes a powerful 15-minute video.

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 it's sensitivity to a very tough subject matter. Suitable for children.

In addition to striking photographic images, you will also see:

* Artifacts from the Recovery
* Items worn by Recovery workers
* Actual tools that were used for digging
* Rare video footage from inside the World Trade Center site displayed on large screen in surround sound


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West Village Description

Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour is located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The western slice of Greenwich Village—although some will tell you it's a separate neighborhood altogether; don't listen to them—the West Village is a somewhat sleepier version of its larger neighborhood, with many tree-lined streets populated by residential buildings and punctuated ever-so-lightly with restaurants and bars. The locals have fought notoriously hard throughout the years to keep raucous bars and clubs from staying open—or even opening at all—to preserve the relative quiet of their neighborhood.

The West Village stretches east from the Hudson River to 6th Avenue, and north from Houston Street to West 14th. It's northwestern corner is chewed off by the Meatpacking District, where the very sorts of restaurants and bars West Village residents try to keep out of their 'hood flourish. The majority of Bleecker Street's dining, shopping, and drinking options exist on the West Village's end of the street, with a small shopping mecca surrounding the intersection of 7th Avenue, where many high-end retailers have stores, like Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and a whole lot more.

There's plenty of history here, and the bars are no exception—Dylan Thomas famously stumbled out of the White Horse Tavern heavy with whiskey on the night he expired at the Hotel Chelsea. For those aiming to avoid the thumping, throbbing nightclubs of the Meatpacking District, jazz can be had at Fat Cat, the legendary Village Vanguard, and smaller, quieter establishments like 55 Bar. If you'd like a more structured day of drinking, the folks at the Literary Pub Crawl put on a fantastic and informative tour.

The sophisticated residents of the West Village have led a number of excellent restaurants to open in the neighborhood, from Italian favorite Sant Ambroeus, April Bloomfield's game-changing gastropub The Spotted Pig, Yerba Buena, and Perry St.. Of course, if you're not in the mood for high-end cuisine in mood-inducing settings, there's pizza on offer at John's of Bleecker Street, but you'd be better served by walking a little further east and feasting one our favorite New York slice at Joe's. And if it's a burger you're looking for, the city's first Umami Burger is lurking over on 6th Avenue, while perennial favorite Corner Bistro is on 7th.

While the West Village is low on museums, it has two of the best independent cinemas in the city between Film Forum and neighborhood landmark IFC Center.

Info

420 West 14th Street, Floor 2
New York, NY 10014
(212) 920-4264
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Tour Admission Cost

Adult: From $24.99
Children & Seniors: From $18.99

Tour Duration And Additional Info

2 hours
* This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
* Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
* Cameras are allowed. No Videotaping. No cell phones, food or drink allowed on tours
* Tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated
* Tours are wheelchair and stroller accessible
* 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
* Self-guided audio handheld units are available in Spanish, French, Italian and English
* 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

Nearby Subway

  • to 14 Street
  • to 8th Ave

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