What impact does immigration have on the United States economy?
Students explore how Ellis Island immigrants found jobs when they first settled in the United States. Playing the role of a business owner, students will analyze whether immigration is beneficial or detrimental for their community, while tying into themes of immigration and economy in both the past and present.
We are pleased to be introducing new chaperone guided activities for school field trips! One chaperone over 21 years old must accompany a group of ten students. We suggest using these guides to assist you in your trip planning:
Seating capacity of the theaters showing the documentary "Island of Hope, Island of Tears" is limited to 127 students plus the required 13 chaperones. Approximate length of the film is 35 minutes. Audio tours are also available at no charge.
Booking Your Field Trip
Complete the Statue Cruises school group form.
Wait for approval, then purchase ferry tickets from our official boat concessionaire Statue Cruises.
Bring the required one adult chaperone per 10 students arriving.
Questions about booking your field trip? Call Statue Cruises' Group Sales at 201-432-6321.
Additional questions about educational programs? Email us