|General Field Trip and Group Tour Information|
|Availability: Group Tours are offered daily by appointment. Maximum group size 50 individuals.
Tour format: Experienced museum guides lead group tours. The tours are approximately ninety minutes in duration. The duration of the tour and topics discussed by the guides may be tailored to meet particular needs of the group. Please discuss when reserving the group tour.
Wheelchair Assessible: A wheelchair lift, stair climber, and two 30" wheelchairs are available.
Fee: Group tour fee is $5.00 per individual.
Curriculum Guide: A curriculum/field trip program packet about immigrants, industry and labor of the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike is available, including a five-day lesson plan, map of historic sites, list of videos available for rental, and teaching materials. Please request the packet when reserving the group tour.
Changing Exhibits: In addition to restored period rooms, Old World gardens and an exhibit on the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913, the museum features temporary exhibits. The temporary exhibits concern the history and contemporary issues of workers, the workplace and the labor movement with special attention to immigrants. Please check the web site or contact the museum for the current exhibit schedule.
Museum Store: The Museum Store welcomes shoppers and browsers. It features posters, books, cards, apparel, and souvenirs. VISA and MasterCard are accepted.
Parking: Convenient street parking for cars, small vans, and buses is available adjacent to the museum on Mason Avenue and Norwood Street.
Booking a Tour: Reservations may be made by contacting the museum, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.
Other Historic Sites to Visit: Great Falls Historic District, 65 McBride Ave. Ext., Paterson, NJ 07501, ph: (973) 279-9587; Paterson Museum, 2 Market St., Paterson, NJ 07501, ph: (973) 321-1260; Lambert Castle Museum, Valley Rd., Paterson, NJ 07503, ph: (973) 247-0085.
Special Field Trip Programs
Mill Worker... Mill Owner is an interdisciplinary program for grades 4-12. It explores New Jersey History, including industrialization, multiculturalism and labor studies. The program includes a teacher's packet with lesson plans, activity sheets, documentary materials and a strike role-playing exercise. Two videos, "Smokestacks and Steeples" and "The House on the Green" may be rented to accompany the lessons. Guided tours of the Botto House and Lambert Castle focus on industrialization, immigration and the contrasting lifestyles of mill workers and owners. Reservations may be made by contacting the American Labor Museum.
Labor Education Program is an interdiciplinary program for grades 4-12. The objective of the program is to enable students to develop an understanding of the history of working people in New Jersey as a means of realizing their own potential to implement improved conditions in tomorrow's workplace. The program includes a teacher's packet with lesson plans, activity shees, documentary materials and a strike role-playing exercise. Guided tours of the Botto House and the Paterson Museum focus on industrialization, immigration and the working conditions. Reservations may be made by contacting the American Labor Museum.
For registration see groupregistration