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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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We went on the Hard Times Tour. It was so great we decided to come back with our grandkids! Chris was a good guide, but I have one small comment. He made the statement that many developed typhus from drinking the polluted water. He meant...More
Had heard about the tenement museum and was happy we came across it as we walked to the Lower East Side. It was getting late in the afternoon and we hadn’t purchased tickets in advance, so decided to take the Sweatshop Tour which was the...More
Despite having travelled to New York many times before, I didn't know about this "museum" until now. It is not to be missed. Such a fascinating view into the history of New York. We did both an inside and an outside tour which gave us...More
The "Hard Times" tour and the walking tour "Outside the Home" were great. Guides Elizabeth (Hard Times) and Amy (Walking) were knowledgeable, engaging and just fun to be around. Really interesting seeing the inside of a Tenement as it would have looked - such a...More
Visiting the Tenement Museum is a must do for anyone interested in the social, economic, human story of the development of New York, and ultimately our country. The presentation of factual, detailed experiences of diverse families who lived in this tenement is unbelievably creative and...More
Reserve in advance to get the tour you want. Arrive early to see a brief documentary. All tours are guided.
This is a bustling place with tours leaving several times an hour. We did the Hard Times tour, made wonderful by our enthusiastic and knowledgeable...More
There are 3 apartments that we walked through for our tour - one left exactly as it was found after being condemned for a long while, one restored to look as it would have when a family lived there in the late 19th century, and...More
My first point would be book in advance! We didn't have a reservation but were lucky enough to get the last 2 spaces on the Shop Life Tour. Kimberlee (apologies if the spelling is wrong!) our guide was fantastic she made sure we all enjoyed...More
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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
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 in advance, you can plan your other activities around the tour.
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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
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 will act out.