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Political History & Civil Rights School Trip to New York

A politics school trip to New York will allow your students to witness firsthand the effects of mass immigration on a city’s makeup!

Explore the range of diverse neighbourhoods, from Harlem to Chinatown. And visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, where the journey for most American arrivals originally began. You may also like to take the opportunity to explore the financial district and Wall Street, where the crash of 1929 led to the Great Depression, which lasted 10 long years.

Want to give more students the opportunity to visit New York? Make your school trip cross-curricular - New York offers incredible opportunities for art, business studies, maths and religious studies among many more

Tour highlights
Sample itinerary
What's included
Ellis Island, New York

Visit Ellis Island!

With around 40% of Americans able to trace their history back to at least one ancestor who passed through the immigration centre at Ellis Island, where better to learn about America's history of immigration?
Financial District Walking Tour, New York

Take a Walking Tour of the Financial District!

This walking tour focuses on the birth of New York City and its establishment as a globally important finance centre.
Harlem, New York

Take a civil rights-themed tour of Harlem!

Visit the sites in Harlem associated with the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, guided by a local!
Day 1
Morning Flight from UK to New York
Afternoon Transfer to accommodation on arrival
Evening Optional evening meal at local restaurant
Day 2
Morning Take a Civil Rights Tour of Harlem
Afternoon Visit the American Museum of Natural History or the Tenement Museum
Evening

Visit the Empire State Building for evening views across the city

Optional evening meal at local restaurant

Day 3
Morning

Travel down to Battery Park and take the ferry for views across the city and the Statue of Liberty

Visit the Immigration Museum on Ellis Island

Afternoon Take a walking tour of the Financial District, guided or self-guided, and learn the Wall Street story
Evening

Optional evening meal at a Times Square restaurant

Chance to enjoy a Broadway show

Day 4
Morning Visit the United Nations for a tour of the building and to learn about the organisation
Afternoon Transfer to the airport
Evening Overnight flight back to the UK
Day 5
Morning Arrive back in the UK
Afternoon

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Evening

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Activities

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Bring your group to the American Museum of Natural History!Nothing rivals the range of offerings at this New York City… Read more

Civil Rights and Social Justice Tour of Harlem

Civil Rights and Social Justice Tour of Harlem

Learn more about the northern Civil Rights movement and the continued struggle for social justice on a guided tour of… Read more

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

Between 1892 and 1954, twelve million immigrants first set foot on American soil at the reception centre at Ellis Island… Read more

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Reaching more than a quarter of a mile into the Manhattan sky, the Empire State Building was the world's tallest… Read more

Financial District Walking Tour

Financial District Walking Tour

This four hour guided walking tour, weaves together history, events, architecture and the people of Downtown - the… Read more

Harlem Civil Rights Tour

Harlem Civil Rights Tour

The Harlem Civil Rights Tour visits sites in Harlem associated with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Learn… Read more

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty; the city’s iconic symbol. A choice… Read more

Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum

The Tenement Museum demonstrates the experiences of a variety of immigrants and migrants who lived in the Lower East… Read more

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Accommodation

Hostelling International NY
Hostelling International NY

HI New York is Manhattan’s premier hostel, and is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side. The building was built in 1883 to help widows of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and re-opened as HI New York in 1990.

The hostel offers clean, modern, mixed and separate male/female dormitory-style accommodation (4 - 12 bedded rooms) with shared bathrooms in the hallways. Linen, towels and a housekeeping service are provided. Private rooms with and without baths are also available (subject to availability).

The hostel is situated just one block from Broadway Avenue and a main subway line, and only minutes from Central Park.

Reviews

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, September 2018

Very happy with the service again and the trip was very successful. Would not change a thing about it.

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