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Ground Zero Museum Workshop
The tiny but jam-packed Ground Zero Museum Workshop explains what it felt like to be in the middle of the aftermath of the tragic September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Visitors can wander the rooms to see more than 100 exhibits, including walls covered in rare photos, artifacts, and inspiring tales of first responders, New York City Fire Department firefighters, police officers, and other USA heroes who participated in recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site. Video and audio stories supplement the photographs taken by museum founder Gary Marlon Suson, who spent seven months as the only official FDNY photographer allowed to document the recovery period at Ground Zero.
 
The Basics
Admission includes a guided, interactive Ground Zero Museum Workshop tour, as well as an audio guide explaining the work it took to rebuild Lower Manhattan. Tours begin with a short video followed by a tour of the artifacts with guided explanations of the stories behind many of the photographs on display.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Museum workshop tickets must be booked in advance, as only 28 guests can be accommodated per tour.
  • Considered non-graphic with a focus on recovery efforts rather than the attacks themselves, the museum is kid-friendly, welcoming children as young as 4.
  • The museum's self-guided audio tours are available in four languages.
  • Many travelers choose to visit this site before heading to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Note that the two are different and separate.
 
How to Get There
The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is located at 420 West 14th Street in the Meatpacking District near Chelsea Market, 2.3 miles (3.7 kilometers) north of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The site is accessible via ACE trains and by subway to 14th Street and 8th Avenue.

When to Get There
The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 3pm, with 1- to 2-hour museum workshop tours led by a tour guide starting at 11am, noon, 1pm, and 1:30pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Artifacts at the Ground Zero Museum Workshop
Built under the premise that education leads to healing, the museum’s experiential galleries include artifacts—including the must-see piece of the first plane to hit the World Trade Center towers—that visitors are welcome to touch. Also on display is the largest piece of window glass from the twin towers, a frozen clock that still displays the time of the attacks, and a charred bible page. The artifacts were collected by official photographer Suson during his work at Ground Zero or donated to the museum by family members of victims and others.
Address: 420 West 14th Street, New York City, New York 10048, USA
Hours: Daily
Admission: Varies
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop Tour

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In remembrance of the events that took place in New York City on September 11, 2001, take this guided, 1.5-hour tour of the Ground Zero Museum Workshop. See and touch hundreds of images and artifacts from the 9/11 recovery and experience the heroic efforts of the New York City Fire Department. Listen to audio stories with Bose surround sound headphones and real Ground Zero sound effects.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building

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Simplify your trip to the Big Apple, save time and money, and gain access to more than 100 New York attractions, experiences, and tours with this New York Pass. Choose from 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, and 10-day pass options, granting you access to top NYC attractions including the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, cruises, and more. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes (purchased by December 31) are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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Go New York Explorer Pass: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

Go New York Explorer Pass: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions

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Explore your favorite NYC attractions for one low price with this New York City Explorer Pass. Choose how many attractions you want to visit—up to 10—and enjoy visits to landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Top of the Rock Observatory, and activities such as a Madison Square Garden tour or Brooklyn bike tour. Sightsee the city with ease during a hop-on hop-off bus tour, or choose a sightseeing cruise. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

New York Sightseeing Day Pass: 100+ Attractions including One World Observatory

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Visit more than 100 NYC attractions with the money-saving Sightseeing Pass, which allows you to customize your sightseeing itinerary. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, or 10-day pass to suit your schedule. Enjoy free entry to One World Observatory, Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, plus many more, and enjoy unlimited access to CitySightseeing hop-on hop-off buses for the duration of your pass. 
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  • 1 to 10 days
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Ground 0 and World Trade Center Tour with 911 Museum Upgrade

Ground 0 and World Trade Center Tour with 911 Museum Upgrade

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Discover the September 11th Memorial on a walking tour. Visit Ground Zero, the reflecting pools, and the only surviving structure, the 1766-built St. Paul’s Chapel as your guide recounts the stories and events from that infamous day. Upgrade your tour to include the 911 Museum and the Freedom Tower Observation Deck, with early access to avoid long lines, and see even more artifacts and stories from this day.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Full New York City Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

Full New York City Tour with Sightseeing Cruise

See a multitude of top iconic sights up close during this full-day, guided, walking tour that includes all entrance fees. Let your guide navigate the route so you can focus on connecting with the city’s streets, people, and sights like Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Battery Park, 5thAvenue, the Statue of Liberty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and more.
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  • 6 hours
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Exclusive:Ellis Island Statue of Liberty & 911 Memorial Pools Escorted Tour-OPEN

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Visit three of New York City’s most important locations on a 5-hour group tour. Set a leisurely pace, the tour is designed to give you an immersive experience. Ask questions and pause for photos whenever you like. Begin in Battery Park, then join your guide on the ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, where you enjoy complimentary admission. Conclude with a stop at the National 9/11 Memorial.
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  • 5 hours
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NYC Ground Zero : Private Family tour with Ticket for 9/11 Memorial

NYC Ground Zero : Private Family tour with Ticket for 9/11 Memorial

With this private family tour, you will explore the Ground Zero and at the end of the tour your guide will give you your skip the line ticket to the 9/11 Memorial. The tour is for people of any age, an encounter with the history of the attacks of September 11, 2001, can elicit strong emotions. These emotions can intensify when both children and adults feel they do not have a complete understanding of what happened, making it more difficult to make sense of this history. Parents and Children have, many questions about such a significant event, questions that encourage them to make observations, your personal guide will be there and available to provide more information and try to answer these questions with basic facts and point them to reliable sources. During this tour your guide will offer children a safe space to share their memories, beliefs, and questions. Actively listen to their thoughts and encourage respectful conversation and debate.
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  • 2 hours
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Ground Zero 1H Walking Tour

Ground Zero 1H Walking Tour

Meet your expert tour guide for a unique experience at the Ground Zéro site and experience a 1H walking tour of the World Trade Center around monuments and memorials dedicated to the victims and survivors of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Start your visit at St. Paul’s Chapel and learn about the role it played after the attacks. Gather at the 9/11 memorial, right in front of the memorial pools. Your guide will give you a detailed description of each monument, from the design of the pools to the architecture of the new World Trade Center and its symbolic use of materials, light, and reflections. Pay tribute to the victims at the Firefighter’s Memorial and the Eleven Tears Memorial, often missed by visitors without a guide. Watch the reconstruction of the site by visiting Brookfield Place and the Oculus, the transportation hub of the new World Trade Center.
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  • 1 hour
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OPEN:Skip the Line Statue of Liberty,The Edge,Ground Zero&911 Memorial

OPEN:Skip the Line Statue of Liberty,The Edge,Ground Zero&911 Memorial

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Have only a limited amount of time to explore New York? This VIP, skip-the-line tour makes it easy to visit several of the city’s top landmarks in the space of just half a day. Meet in the morning at the Empire State Building, and start your day on a (literal) high note. You’ll also visit the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, will tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and can upgrade to visit the 9/11 Memorial or the One World Observatory.
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Lower Manhattan Historic Walking Tour

Lower Manhattan Historic Walking Tour

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With a typical Lower Manhattan walking tour, you're stuck with your group, listening to just one guide as you explore. But to actually delve into New York's storied past, don't miss this three-part walking tour with the help of actor-guides. Enjoy actors portraying historical figures at three spots—across from Trinity Church, at Pier 15, and at the 9/11 Memorial. Best of all, you can hop off the tour and rejoin later, to make the most of your time.
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  • 3 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Ground Zero Museum Workshop hours of operation?
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Ground Zero Museum Workshop hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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