American Labor Museum
Botto House National Landmark 
83 Norwood Street
Haledon, NJ 07508
(973) 595-7953

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Headquartered in Botto House, the 1908 home of immigrant silk mill workers, The American Labor Museum gives insight into the history of work, workers, and the labor movement in the United States, with emphasis on the ethnicity and immigrant experience of American workers.

During the great labor unrest of 1913, Pietro Botto offered his home as a meeting place for the strikers. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Upton Sinclair, and other champions of the labor movement addressed thousands of laborers from the balcony of this house, now a National Landmark, carving for it a substantial niche in American history.

The Museum offers a variety of programs for individuals and groups to explore the culture of working people, such as conferences, exhibitions, special events, and traveling exhibits.

Visitors can explore the restored period rooms of the Botto House and Old World Gardens illustrating the lifestyles of turn-of-the-century immigrant working families.

Public programs, such as The Museum's Annual Labor Day Celebration, enlighten us on labor history, and use that history to interpret our present situation.

Guided Tours and Outreach Talks complementing the history curriculum are available to student groups of varying ages as well as unions and civic organizations.

Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 1PM to 4PM. Call to confirm before visiting. Groups at other times by appointment. Closed major holidays. Open Labor Day.
Admission: Suggested donation of $5.00 per person.
Groups: Same.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Local restaurants.
Handicapped Access: Not accessible.
Directions: I-80 West to the Union Boulevard, Totowa/Paterson exit. Turn right onto Union Boulevard. Turn left onto West Broadway. Turn right onto Barbour St. Turn left onto Mason Avenue. Turn left onto Norwood Street. Botto House is on right. About 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

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