Groups visiting the Memorial can be done without making reservations in advance. The Monument itself is a narrative, historical presentation depictng the starvation in Ireland, the people embarking for America, the voyage and then the immigrants arriving in Philadelphia.
This history lesson is further enhanced by the eight Information Stations. The first four tell of conditions in Ireland leading to the Starvation. The last four describe the perilous voyage to America on “coffin ships,” the often hostile reception the immigrants received, the major contributions to the growth of our State and Country made by the Irish and lastly the lessons to be learned from The Great Hunger.
The site can be experienced as a self-guided tour. Volunteers may be available to conduct guided tours. If you would like to request a volunteer for your visit, or to become a volunteer, please click on the button below.
For best results make your requests for a Guide at least two weeks prior to the visit.