Ellis Island

Take your group to one of the United States’ national treasures! Restored to its 1918-1924 appearance, Ellis Island is filled with self-guided exhibits chronicling its history as America’s immigrant processing station, as well as exhibits that explore the continuing story of immigrants in the New World both before and after the Ellis era. Take a self-guided audio tour while examining artifacts, photographs, prints, interactive displays, and audio stories, or catch one of the many films that run daily at the museum. Be sure to consider combining your visit with a trip to the Statue of Liberty.
Contact Info
Address: Landings at Battery Park (NY) and Liberty Landing Marina at Liberty State Park (NJ). New York County. Tel: 212-363-3200. Email: groups@statuecruises.com. Website: www.libertyellisfoundation.org. Hrs: Daily 8:30AM-6:15PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-5 hours. Cost: Free/Fee.

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