Since 2005 the Ground Zero Museum Workshop in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City has been showcasing the recovery and rebuilding efforts of the notorious Lower Manhattan neighborhood. Comprised of photos, images and artifacts collected from fire fighters, first responders and families, this unique museum seeks to explain what it felt like to be on the front lines of the September 11 recovery efforts that took place in the World Trade Center.
Built under the premise that education leads to healing, the experiential galleries of this thoughtful museum exhibit stories presented in Dolby Stereo, told in four different languages, that help to create a more complete picture of the work that took place—and continues to take place—to rebuild Lower Manhattan.
The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is located at 420 West 14th Street near the Chelsea Market. It is accessible via the ACE trains, or by transferring the L train at any 14th Street subway stop and taking it to 8th Avenue. It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday and Monday from noon until 5 p.m.