The 9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop hosts student/educational tours on a regular basis. Before you visit the 9/11 MEMORIAL, make sure and pay us a visit to learn the intricate details of what happened on the front lines with FDNY Firefighters after the September 11 attacks. Our unique tour has won awards with VIATOR, TRIP ADVISOR, USA TODAY & US NEWS AND WORLD TRAVEL. We can accommodate up to 33 students per TOUR, which is about 90-Minutes in length. Our staff is knowledgeable, patient and courteous. We want you to learn about "The Recovery." SPECIAL RATES FOR GROUPS OF 20 OR MORE. Groups of 50 are normally broken into two, 90-minute tours with one group grabbing lunch at nearby Chelsea Market (Home of The Food Network) or walking the new High Line Park while the other group tours with us. Bus parking is nearby on Washington Street. We are handicapped-accessible. For hearing impaired we have the script printed out which explains in detail all the stories. We believe we have the #1 student tour for the subject of 9/11 in existence, which is we we have so many repeat schools visiting us each year from America, the U.K. and beyond.
The Tour includes:
- 12-Minute Rare Video of "The Recovery" on Large Screen & Surround Sound
- Opportunity to Pick Up & Hold Certain World Trade Artifacts plus Discussion
- Self-Guided Audio Tour Which Contains 100 Stories on Images & Artifacts
- Walk-Thru & Explanation/History of the Museum's Most Notable Images
- Q + A Session Afterwards PLUS "Ground Zero Trivia" with a chance to win posters and mini-prints
Pick up and hold artifacts that tell a story
After the tour, you may purchase autographed books and posters by the Official Photographer at Ground Zero. Ground Zero Museum Workshop is the ONLY 9/11-themed Museum in New York City that has donated to FDNY and 9/11-related charities, including the FDNY Foundation for the Children of Fallen Firefighters.
The Museum's Daily 90-minute tours include self-guided audio tours presented in BOSE ©REALGroundZero DOLBY Stereo with authentic sound effects. Audio Units programmed in Spanish, Italian, French & English. Our workshop tour will leave you with a greater, more complete understanding of the 9/11 “Recovery Period” at Ground Zero. We are the only Museum of this nature to have complete audio sound wands, which are provided by Tour-Mate Systems in Canada. Food & drinks are not permitted in the Museum.
Our Museum is "kid-friendly" - non-graphic and is a great way for parents to educate their kids about the September 11th attacks in a gentle and non-threatening way. We have had kids as young as age 5 be interested in the stories. This Museum focuses NOT on the Day of 9/11 but the 9-month "Recovery" to locate the missing victims. Learn about the special people that worked at the site, the stories behind images featured on CNN & Fox News, pick up and hold artifacts that tell a story and see real digging tools from Ground Zero. The recorded stories include real 'sound bytes' from Ground Zero. If you hear a Chaplain saying prayer, that is the ACTUAL sound byte lifted from rare Ground Zero video. We look forward to hosting your student or group tour. Call us at 347.225.7779 to schedule a tour or email us at email@example.com.
To listen to 4 of the stories from our actual tour, see below.
The story of "Big Frank" Silecchia, who is credited with discovering the "World Trade Center Cross" on the third day after the September 11 attacks. Narrated by Gary Marlon Suson, Official Photographer at Ground Zero.
The story of the mysterious "Happy Birthday" balloons that sat deep below surface level at the bottom of Ground Zero in the Winter of 2002. Narrated by Gary Suson.
In the Spring of 2002, the PATH Subway car - also known as the "Ghost Train" - was pulled from the subway tunnels deep below the World Trade Center site. This was the last subway to pull into WTC before the Towers fell on 9/11. Listen to Gary Suson's narration by clicking the arrow above.
FDNY Battalion Chief Stephen Zaderiko and Rev. Lyndon Harris say prayer over the remains of a 9/11 Victim at Ground Zero. February 2002. Image by Gary Marlon Suson.