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Tenement Museum: Tours & Tickets

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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The Tenement Museum preserves the history of immigration through the personal accounts of those who built lives in the Lower East Side. Visitors can view restored apartments from the 19th and 20th centuries, walk the historic neighborhood, and...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
103 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-3102
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 877-975-3786
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We visited this wonderful "museum" many years ago and are pleased with the improvements that have been made. I put museum in quote because it is not a bunch of dissociated objects in cases, it is actual tenement apartments that have bee n faithfully restored....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wife and I, originally from the Bronx, relocated to So. CA 50 years ago. Darryl was our guide for the tour of Under 1 Roof. He and tour were informative, extremely interesting as well as entertaining..exposed to the lives and culture of a Jewish Holocaust...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

70 percent of New Yorkers lived in these buildings at one time. Approximately 325 square feet with an average of 6 people per apartment. Approximately 100 people sharing 4 toilet stalls. NYC was a major centre for the slave trade. Important to know the history...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I did the Irish Outsiders tour. This was generally very good but your tour guide stated that the Irish famine was a deliberate attempt by the British protestants to kill Catholics who they viewed as beneath them. I completely accept that the British role in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend and I took the Irish Outsiders tour and both of us really enjoyed it. The museum and was well organized and the tour was lead by a wonderful guide, Brian. We both agreed that if he’s not already a teacher then he should...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The history of immigration to New York City has many stories that can be told but unfortunately 12 of us were subjected to a babbling tour guide reciting a script, appropriate for sixth graders. She took us to three rooms where we looked at a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Note that there's quite a few different tours, that cover different parts of the building & different periods of history & none of them are cheap. We went on the Shop Life & Sweatshop tours, totalling about 2.5 hours. Really interesting to see the effort...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 days ago

During our first trip to NYC I was keen to visit the Tenement Museum having heard positive reviews back home. After being completely put on the spot when buying tickets, we opted for the Irish Outsiders tour as my wife and I both have Irish...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JB1905
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having suffered through a miserable1950s childhood with my miserable blue collar parents in a non-heated cold water tenement in factory-laden Lawrence, Massachusetts ("the immigrant city"), I looked forward to visiting the NYC Tenement Museum - the Under One Roof tour was all that was available...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank OriginalSueChef
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This week I have had the great pleasure of doing 3 seperate tours at this incredible museum. You book in to a session and are led by skilled educators as you explore in a really tangible way the migrant, immigrant and refugee experience in the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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September 19, 2019|
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Response from WallaceRoger | Reviewed this property |
They have lockers down near the restrooms, but I'm not sure if they're large enough to accommodate a full suitcase. You might want to call them and ask.
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August 28, 2019|
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Response from Nolsie1 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was about 1 hour. They also had chairs if you needed to sit down.
August 15, 2019|
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Response from bqkight | Reviewed this property |
More adults, but 12 years old and up might find it interesting. I wouldn’t say good for toddlers or elementary only b/c there is a lot of standing in a small room listening to an educator. Have not done any of the walking... More