American Labor Museum

The American Labor Museum advances public understanding of the history of work, workers and the labor movement throughout the world, with special attention to the ethnicity and immigrant experience of American workers.  The Museum is headquartered in the historic Botto House National Landmark, the 1908 home of immigrant silk mill workers and the meeting places for over 20,000 of those laborers during a fight for the 8-hour day, a struggle known as the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.
The Museum offers guided tours through period rooms which interpret the lifestyle of an immigrant, working family of the early 20th century, Old World Gardens, changing exhibits, educational programs and a Museum Store. 

The Museum office is open Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM. 

Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM and by appointment by calling (973) 595-7953 or emailing
The Museum is just a short distance away from the Great Falls National Park, Lambert Castle (Passaic County Historical Society) and the Paterson Museum, all located in the City of Paterson, New Jersey.
NCHE members are welcome to tour the Museum for free; kindly show proof of membership upon entering the Museum.

About NCHE

The National Council for History Education provides professional and intellectual leadership to foster an engaged community committed to the teaching, learning, and appreciation of diverse histories.