New York City

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Step into the past of the Mount Vernon Hotel! From 1826 until 1833, this was a popular resort for New Yorkers escaping the city. Tour the restored building, and learn about the historical rooms of the hotel and the roles they served in its day-to-day operation. Field trip groups will examine and discuss primary sources such as travelers’ writings, artwork, and household objects in order to get a glimpse at 19th century life social customs, while also learning about the effects that class structure, economic status, and urbanization had on people living in the city. 
Contact Info
Address: 421 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065. New York County. Tel: 212-838-6878 ext. 26. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 11AM-4PM, & By appt.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Visual Arts.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue