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Tenement Museum

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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
103 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-3102
Lower East Side
+1 877-975-3786
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Reviewed yesterday

I just recently learned about this museum. What a gem! I was early for my tour and walked around the area, which is interesting in itself. I took the Hard Times tour, which explores the lives of 2 families that lived at 97 Orchard street,...More

Thank gnancy2011
Reviewed yesterday

We chose to go on the narrated tour, "Sweatshop, " as it reflected most closely our ethnic and immigrant history. The docent was very knowledgeable, and started by asking the guests on the tour (only 15 at a time-very intimate) about where we came from...More

Thank Sailordog
Reviewed 4 days ago

There were a number of different options and we chose the Irish Outsiders tour. The bulk of the time was spent in the apartment of the Moores family and we saw and heard about how they lived and how their home would have been furnished....More

Thank johnboyPeterborough
Reviewed 5 days ago

I heard it was good but it was better than I'd expected. The walking tour was informative and gave a great view of the neighborhood. Local color, great guide and immigrant history for all.

Thank Triangletravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum a couple of weeks ago having spent 6 days in New York for our honeymoon. We went on the 'Under one Roof' tour with the wonderful Kimberlee - it was absolutely fascinating. Kimberlee spoke with such heart, was...More

Thank Kat_Asen
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did a walking tour of the area, learning how various groups came to, settled in, and acclimated to our country--then moved on and others came into the same areas. The area I recall as Jewish, then Puerto Rican , is now heavily Asian. Fun...More

Thank Jean D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on the new tour which focuses on three families who lived in the same block at various points in the 1900s. It was a really interesting tour and we learnt a lot about immigrant life and the history of different groups. Also interesting...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the Under One Roof tour today and were extremely impressed. Anna was our tour guide and she was exceptionally knowledgeable, interactive, and personable. We learned so much about three diverse families and came to realize how immigration policies impact so many. A fascinating...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'd been to the Tenement Museum before and enjoyed it, so when my husband and I were visiting NYC this past week, we decided to take a tour. If you haven't been before, the Tenement Museum is not a typical museum. There isn't any gallery...More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom and I did the Shop life tour after our first choice tour was booked up. But we were not disappointed. Erin led us through the life of some of the shopkeepers in the basement of 97 Orchard St. I felt like this was...More

Thank Meredith K
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Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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October 9, 2018|
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Response from CCL_MSP | Reviewed this property |
There are several different types of tours. I’d recommend reading what’s available online & booking in advance. If you just walk up, there may be a tour with availability, but it may not be one that interests you. By booking... More
August 4, 2018|
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yes, the tour price does include the food samples
July 7, 2018|
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Response from lizscotta | Reviewed this property |
I was ready and prepared to see the world renown Bayeux tapestry. Unfortunately, I will remember it with a crying boy of 2 or 3 years old. I really wish that parents would not take children to museums. They are BORED and... More