Waterfront Museum

The Waterfront Museum is a “floating classroom and showboat barge” housed aboard the last remaining covered wooden barge, restored and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A National Park Service ”National Maritime Education Initiative” award winner, the barge provides a unique field trip experience that will introduce groups to maritime history, the Industrial Revolution, and transportation in 20th-century America. Groups will also experience the exciting story of the rescue of Barge #79 by a clown/juggler, and enjoy the captain’s showboat performance.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

School

The Waterfront Museum allows students to learn first-hand about the geography of NYC’s Harbor, the history of the Tug and Barge “Lighterage Era” (1860-1984), and how commercial goods were transported prior to today’s bridges and tunnels. Students will also see the Captain’s living quarters, tools used by the ship’s unloading crew, and more. The "Juggling for Fun" Workshop experience is also available as an opportunity to offer a special achievement award for a dozen handpicked children who have excelled and earned a reward, which entitles them to a trip back to the barge. Cost is $12 Private School, $10 Public School, $9 Title one.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
geography, history, Industrial Revolution, maritime history, trade, water quality

contact info
Name: David
Phone: 718-624-4719 ext. 11
Email: dsharps@waterfrontmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Min. 20, max. 149. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: No eating onboard the barge but adjacent pier available weather permitting. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Title I funding support. Accessible To: Handicap accessible.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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Waterfront Museum

The Waterfront Museum is a “floating classroom and showboat barge” housed aboard the last remaining covered wooden barge, restored and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A National Park Service ”National Maritime Education Initiative” award winner, the barge provides a unique field trip experience that will introduce groups to maritime history, the Industrial Revolution, and transportation in 20th-century America. Groups will also experience the exciting story of the rescue of Barge #79 by a clown/juggler, and enjoy the captain’s showboat performance.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Scouts

Scouts can work towards American Business badges as they learn about the Industrial Revolution aboard Barge #79. Field trips will cover commercial goods, trade, and more in relation to the shipping industry.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
geography, history, Industrial Revolution, maritime history, trade, water quality

contact info
Name: David
Phone: 718-624-4719 ext. 11
Email: dsharps@waterfrontmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Min. 20, max. 149. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: No eating onboard the barge but adjacent pier available weather permitting. Cost: Fee Accessible To: Handicap accessible.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Waterfront Museum

The Waterfront Museum is a “floating classroom and showboat barge” housed aboard the last remaining covered wooden barge, restored and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A National Park Service ”National Maritime Education Initiative” award winner, the barge provides a unique field trip experience that will introduce groups to maritime history, the Industrial Revolution, and transportation in 20th-century America. Groups will also experience the exciting story of the rescue of Barge #79 by a clown/juggler, and enjoy the captain’s showboat performance.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Camp

Camp groups can explore the geography of New York Harbor, the history of the Tug and Barge “Lighterage Era” (1860-1984), and how commercial goods were transported prior to today’s bridges and tunnels. They will also see the Captain’s living quarters, tools used by the ship’s unloading crew, and other exhibits.

topics covered:
geography, history, Industrial Revolution, maritime history, trade, water quality

contact info
Name: David
Phone: 718-624-4719 ext. 11
Email: dsharps@waterfrontmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Min. 20, max. 149. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: No eating onboard the barge but adjacent pier available weather permitting. Cost: Fee Accessible To: Handicap accessible.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

Waterfront Museum

The Waterfront Museum is a “floating classroom and showboat barge” housed aboard the last remaining covered wooden barge, restored and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A National Park Service ”National Maritime Education Initiative” award winner, the barge provides a unique field trip experience that will introduce groups to maritime history, the Industrial Revolution, and transportation in 20th-century America. Groups will also experience the exciting story of the rescue of Barge #79 by a clown/juggler, and enjoy the captain’s showboat performance.

contact info

Hrs: By appointment.

Homeschool

Homeschoolers can explore the geography of New York Harbor, the history of the Tug and Barge “Lighterage Era” (1860-1984), and how commercial goods were transported prior to today’s bridges and tunnels. They will also see the Captain’s living quarters, tools used by the ship’s unloading crew, and other exhibits.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies

topics covered:
geography, history, Industrial Revolution, maritime history, trade, water quality

contact info
Name: David
Phone: 718-624-4719 ext. 11
Email: dsharps@waterfrontmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Min. 20, max. 149. Program Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 8:1. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: No eating onboard the barge but adjacent pier available weather permitting. Cost: Fee Accessible To: Handicap accessible.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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