Group travel provides a perfect opportunity to make memories and bond as an organization while addressing current issues. In addition to our popular Civil Rights Trip, Summit Quest offers a unique immigration tour in New York City.

The Lower Tenement Museum is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, near Chinatown and Little Italy. At one time, this area of town was the most populous in the world. Immigrants congregated here in search of a better life. Living conditions were tough and prejudice was rampant. The museum beautifully details the immigrant experience by telling the stories of families who actually lived in the building. Several tours are available, depending on theme (hard times, Irish Americans, etc.) and availability. This unique opportunity will be a highlight of your trip. Couple this tour with a visit to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and you have the framework for a great conversation on immigration. Walking in the steps of those who have come before us will give the group a chance to look at a modern issue with fresh eyes.

Round out your trip to the Big Apple by catching a Broadway show, listening to great singing waiters and waitresses at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, seeing the skyline from Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building and gawking with the tourists in Times Square. Let us help you plan your next adventure.

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