Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Learn about the social history of New York by visiting the Mount Vernon Hotel! From 1826 until 1833, this was a popular resort for New Yorkers escaping the city. Tour the building to learn about its historical rooms, and the roles they served in the Hotel’s day-to-day operation. Groups can also explore 19th-century artwork and household objects, or even go on a hands-on culinary tour. Programs for school and youth groups bring the past to life with reenactments, activities, and careful exploration of the Museum’s objects and written documents.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 11AM-4PM, Mon. By appt.

School

Students can interpret, touch, and recreate the past by exploring household activities, artwork, and objects that reveal what life was like at the Mount Vernon Hotel. They can tour the Museum as 19th-century guests and workers, create an art project, learn about historical technology, and much more. Programs for middle- and high school-aged students emphasize the study of primary sources, as well as writing. Students study primary sources in order to get a glimpse at 19th-century social customs, while learning about the effects that class structure, economic status, and urbanization had on people living in the city.

supports classroom learning in:
Language Arts/English, Social Studies

topics covered:
19th century history, economics, historical analysis, history, industry, reading, social history, writing

contact info
Name: Education Dept.
Phone: 212-838-6878 ext. 22.
Email: education@mvhm.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: Max. 30 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: HD, VI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Learn about the social history of New York by visiting the Mount Vernon Hotel! From 1826 until 1833, this was a popular resort for New Yorkers escaping the city. Tour the building to learn about its historical rooms, and the roles they served in the Hotel’s day-to-day operation. Groups can also explore 19th-century artwork and household objects, or even go on a hands-on culinary tour. Programs for school and youth groups bring the past to life with reenactments, activities, and careful exploration of the Museum’s objects and written documents.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 11AM-4PM, Mon. By appt.

Camp

Campers visiting the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden can explore household activities, art, and historical objects. They can examine primary sources like travel writings, paintings, and newspapers; learn about technology used in the 1820s and 1830s; or tour the Museum as 19th-century guests and workers. After their program, they can work on a craft project, or spend time in the garden with historic toys and games.

topics covered:
19th century history, economics, historical analysis, history, industry, reading, social history, writing

contact info
Name: Education Dept.
Phone: 212-838-6878 ext. 22.
Email: education@mvhm.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Email. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: HD, VI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Learn about the social history of New York by visiting the Mount Vernon Hotel! From 1826 until 1833, this was a popular resort for New Yorkers escaping the city. Tour the building to learn about its historical rooms, and the roles they served in the Hotel’s day-to-day operation. Groups can also explore 19th-century artwork and household objects, or even go on a hands-on culinary tour. Programs for school and youth groups bring the past to life with reenactments, activities, and careful exploration of the Museum’s objects and written documents.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 11AM-4PM, Mon. By appt.

Homeschool

Homeschool groups can explore household activities, art, and historical objects as they have a tour of the Mount Vernon Hotel. They can learn about technology from the 19th century, explore social customs and travel writings, or even create an art project. A variety of primary sources including travel writings, paintings, the 1830 census, and newspapers can help students to learn about the effects that class structure, economic status, and urbanization had on people living in the city.

supports classroom learning in:
Language Arts/English, Social Studies

topics covered:
19th century history, economics, historical analysis, history, industry, reading, social history, writing

contact info
Name: Education Dept.
Phone: 212-838-6878 ext. 22.
Email: education@mvhm.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Email. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: HD, VI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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