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Tenement Museum

Opens in 1 min: 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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103 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-3102
Lower East Side
+1 877-975-3786
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the Shop Life tour, taking a turn as "tourists" after having lived in NYC for several years. With vigorous memories of the Lower East Side of our childhoods, this tour was a fascinating review of the processes we hadn't really thought about before,...More

Thank BeaK486
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the Hard Times tour. Visited two apartments of immigrant families. Learned a lot about what life was like in the late 1800s and early 1900s for these families with some very specific, very interesting history about those two families. Eye-opening and fascinating. I...More

Thank 58DavidAthens
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I live in Jersey and am no stranger to NYC but these tours were a wonderful way to learn more about the immigrant experience in the Lower East Side. The Shop Life tour is on the ground floor of the tenement and while it focuses...More

Thank jerseygirl61
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of NYC's best tours. Even if history isn't really your interest this tour helps contextualize New York and its many diverse neighborhoods. You can book your tour ahead of time (I recommend it) and you choose from 4 or 5 different tours. I've done...More

Thank travelviapurple
Reviewed 5 days ago

I signed up for an outdoor street tour and the indoor 'shop' tour seeing as you get 40% discount on a second one. The street one was excellent, with the guide being good fun and very knowledgeable, highlighting numerous things that you'd walk straight past...More

Thank Uamhair
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went on the "Under One Roof" tour on a drizzly November morning. Jakub was a wonderful guide who allowed our talkative group to really engage with the space and stories by bringing our own experiences in, which made for a really unique experience. I understand...More

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Tenement Museum has been on my bucket list for a long time. It’s well known in the preservation world, and it lives up to the hype and more. Our tour was extremely well done, and I wished we had time for more tours. Keep...More

Thank Momoftwo06
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum was a great place to experience the real life of immigrants to NYC. Such an interesting look inside their lives. As someone who visited NYC a good bit when growing up it was nice to have something new for me to do. We...More

Thank christycann
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the "Irish Outsiders" tour at the museum and loved it. Our docent was excellent and made the Moore family come alive for us. We enjoyed the 1-hour+ tour and the historical perspective on of how immigrants built our city and our country with...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 1 week ago

we arrived for a pre paid tour 15 mins late as we had got lost in the subway - we asked kenny at the desk if we could be tagged on to the next tour so we didn't lose any of the experience /info and...More

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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