School Groups Field Trips to New York City Ideas:
Here Are A Few Of Our Favorite Ideas For School Groups Field Trips:
Lower Manhattan has a long and rich history dating back over 400 years. The Dutch first arrived in New York in 1609. Since then, many world famous icons were established here. These include: the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the 911 Memorial, the Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport and the Staten Island ferry.
TAKE A WALKING TOUR
Students of financial literacy, personal finance, business or any entrepreneurial focus will benefit the most from our Wall Street-related walking tours. They will see, touch and experience the heart of the US economy, learn how currency works and how money is handled and exchanged.
History and civics classes can experience American history in New York City like nowhere else. They can walk into Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated. They can see where he dined with his officers after the Revolutionary War. History lives on in downtown New York. Our American History tours can be delivered on a level that speaks to younger students in grades 3 through 5.
Students of architecture can take our World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan architecture tours. The different shapes and styles of buildings in Lower Manhattan is directly related to the architectural styles of each era, and their various laws and rules.
THINGS TO NOTE ABOUT OUR WALKING TOURS:
All tours are tailored to fit the grade level and focus of the touring students.
There are no bathroom stops during the 90-minutes tours, so we recommend offering a bathroom break before the tour begins.
Walking tours can be easily combined with visits to any of the museums located in Downtown New York.
VISIT A MUSEUM
Lower Manhattan has 10 small, specialized museums. They all speak to different topics, interests and age groups. Many of these unique museums are located inside older and historical buildings. For example:
The “Money Museum” is officially called the Museum of American Finance. MOAF is located within the former Bank of New York building at 48 Wall Street.
The Revolutionary War Museum is located at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Pearl Street. The Fraunces Tavern Museum occupies the upper floors of the Fraunces Tavern, which has existed as a tavern since 1762.
The South Street Seaport is located within in the old Seaport buildings, dating back to the 1800s.
The 911 Museum is located at the Ground Zero 911 Memorial Plaza.
The Museum for the American Indian is at Bowling green.
The African Burial Ground is on Broadway.
The Skyscraper Museum is located within the Ritz Carlton hotel.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is a living memorial to the Holocaust.
YOU CAN VISIT EACH ONE OF THESE MUSEUMS WITHIN AN HOUR, AND ALL ARE EASY WALKING DISTANCE FROM ONE ANOTHER.
Many of our student tour groups elect to combine a visit to a museum with one of our walking tours, visit to the Statue of Liberty or a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
SAMPLE 3 – 4 HOUR PROGRAMS
WALL STREET / FINANCIAL LITERACY / PERSONAL FINANCE FOCUS
90 min – Wall Street Tour
60 min – Visit to the Museum of American Finance
60 min – Classroom presentation
911 MEMORIAL (MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY)
90 min – 911 Memorial walking tour
90 min – Visit the 911 Museum
SAMPLE 1 – 2 HOUR PROGRAMS
90 min – Early American History / New Amsterdam Tour walking tour
90 min – Wall Street / Financial Literacy / Personal Finance focus walking tour
60 min – Visit to the Museum of American Finance, Fraunces Tavern, Skyscraper, Seaport or Museum of Jewish Heritage
60 – 90 min – Visit the 911 Museum, 911 Tribute Museum
Lower Manhattan is dense in history dating back over 400 years to 1609 when the Dutch first discovered New York. It is also home to many New York icons such as the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, 911 Memorial, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, Staten Island ferry and much more.
THERE ARE THINGS TO DO THAT WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT FIELD TRIP FOR YOUR CLASS:
TAKE A WALKING TOUR:
If you are teaching financial literacy, personal finance, business or any entrepreneurial studies doing any of our Wall Street related walking tours is a great learning experience.
For students interested or in history or civics classes our tours focus on the American history going into Federal hall where George Washington was first inaugurated as the president is a great learning tool for civic’s classes.
Students interested in architecture can join our World Trade Centre and Lower Manhattan architecture tour and then for the younger students between the grades of 3 and 5 focusing on the early American history our New Amsterdam tour is very very interesting.
When students do the walking tours, the walking tour is typically about 90 minutes
Tours can be tailored to speak to the interest of your students’
Normally during a walking tour there are no bathroom stops. We recommend to do the bathroom stop at the beginning or the end of the Tour.
A walking tours can easily be combined with a visit to any of the Museum in Lower Manhattan aka Downtown New York
VISIT A MUSEUM
In Lower Manhattan are 10 small specialized museums, They all speak to different topics, interests and age groups.
What makes many of the museums in lower Manhattan unique is that they are within the old buildings or locations.
The “Money Museum” officially called the Museum of American Finance within the former Bank of New York building at 48 Wall Street.
The Revolutionary War Museum at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Pearl Street. The Fraunces Tavern Museum is in upper floors of the Fraunces Tavern that existed as a tavern since 1762.
The South Street Seaport within in the old Seaport buildings, dating back to the 1800’s.
The 911 Museum is located with the Ground Zero 911 Memorial Plaza.
The Museum for the American Indian is at Bowling green. The the African burial ground is on Broadway.
The Skyscraper Museum is located within the Ritz Carlton hotel.
The Museum Jewish Heritage is a living memorial to the Holocaust.
YOU CAN VISIT EACH ONE OF THESE MUSEUMS WITHIN AN HOUR.
EASILY COMBINE A VISIT TO A MUSEUM WITH A WALKING TOUR, VISIT TO THE STATUE OF LIBERTY OR WALK ACROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE.
Our tours are customized for your group’s needs.
Tours run any time, any day of the week, rain or shine.
We can accommodate both small and large groups.
Students gain a deeper understanding of what’s already being taught.
Engage students through their different learning styles.
Spark curiosity & excite students in a way that’s hard to do in a text-based setting.
What teachers say about our tours…
“I recently booked and completed this tour with my high school students when we were visiting NYC. Annaline and Randy were OUTSTANDING, friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. It’s always something to entertain high school students on a walking tour, but it is really something hard to do, on a tour about Wall Street, in the pouring rain with high winds…..and they did it! They engaged my kids, and made the tour relevant to my students. They helped my bus driver find the right place and in general were just great people. When I go back to NYC, we will definitely do a tour with them again!”
“Just writing to tell you that Marlene was an outstanding tour guide yesterday. She did an awesome job. Furthermore, I was so anxious about running late due to traffic and her pleasant demeanor and willingness to be flexible allowed me to finally “breathe” for the first time that day. We had a great experience and hope to do it again next year!”
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