Community and school groups are always welcome!
Come in for a self-guided visit or let us set up an adventure for your group.
Whether it’s a school field trip, a scouting troop or a senior outing we'd love to have you.
Group Visits & Guided Tours | Field Trips | Museum in a Box | Day Programs | Planing Your Trip
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Group Visits & Guided Tour Offerings
We are committed to community outreach, and inviting schoolchildren to our museum for an introduction to their own local history is our favorite place to start!
- Programs for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
- Highlights of Northport’s rich history through our 2022/23 exhibit, Iconic Northport.
- An educational and fun historic information hunt, a fill-in-the-blank activity that fosters movement and engagement throughout our gallery.
- A large-scale diorama which depicts the early days of Main Street's historic buildings.
- A historic postcard activity, where attendees are asked to write to a friend explaining what was most memorable about our Museum. We take care of the postage, attendees just need to come with the address.
Is there a fee to visit the Museum?
- We have a suggested donation policy of $10 per visitor though those with financial hardships will not be turned away.
Museum Field Trips
We offer field trips designed to work in concert with the Northport/East Northport curriculum and its focus on community.
Grades K - 3
- Then and Now: Students will learn how our community changed from a rural to a suburban one as they compare "then" with "now".
- Where In The World Are We?: Students will learn about relative geography and how geography influences settlement.
- Tools Over Time: Students will learn how technology changed over time.
- Unity in the Community & Rules and Laws: Students learn how our community worked & still works to solve problems and keep people safe.
- How Wants, Needs, Goods, Services, Change Over Time: Students learn about basic wants, needs, goods & services and how Northport's economy shaped & still shapes our area.
Grades 4 - 8
- The Three Worlds: Students learn how Native Americans, Europeans and Africans settled Northport.
- It's Our Revolution!: Students learn about the Revolutionary War as it impacted our residents. They will learn about local heroes and spies!
- Who's In Charge Here?: Students learn about local government.
- Immigrants Shape Our Community: Students learn about Northport & East Northport's rich immigrant contribution.
- How WW1 & WW2 Reshaped the World: Students learn about the impact of the wars to end all wars.
- The Fashion of the Times: Students explore & compare the fashions from the past to the present.
- Sketching the Past: Students will access historic artifacts as subjects for a charcoal sketch.
- Engaging in Social Debate: Students research social movements (child labor, prohibition, women's suffrage), pick a side & engage in a live debate.
Field Trip Cost: $10 per Student + 2 Adults free
Museum in a Box
Can't travel to the Museum? No problem, borrow a Museum in a Box!
Each box contains artifacts and/or documents to add to your in-school lesson.
Example: Who Are the Matinecock Native Americans? Box
- Learning Using Artifacts
- Learning Using Primary and Secondary Sources.
Museum in a Box is FREE of charge!
Full/Half Day Programs
Have us come to you!
Cost: $300 - Half school day program | $500 - Full school day program
Planning Your Trip
Reservations are required for groups. Please allow at least two weeks notice when planning your trip to the Museum.
What we’ll need to know:
- When does your group plan to visit?
- How long can you spend with us? (we recommend at least 1 hour)
- What is the size of your group?
- Please provide the grade level or ages of group
For inquires/planning your group's visit, contact:
Carol Taylor, Education Coordinator
[email protected] | (631) 757 - 9859
Here are some educational resources available for you to download and print:
- A brief overview of Ship Building in Northport harbor
- A Scavenger Hunt of Main Street
- A Walking Tour of Main Street
- Our Blog which includes many stories from Northport's history