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Tenement Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 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 yesterday via mobile

Just one of a number of tours offered at this off the beaten track (but not so secret) museum. Extremely interactive made better by the stories shared by other tour participants. This was a good tour for those physically challenged as there was an elevator...More

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the Under One Roof tour. The guide, Grace, was good but the tour was rather disappointing. It was limited to one apartment and a mock sewing factory. The apartment was divided into three families, all recent. We would much have preferred to have...More

1  Thank Ken G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the Live at the Tenement Museum Tour on September 16 and absolutely loved it! It was our first time at the museum after being highly recommended by a family friend. Our tour kicked off with a short presentation by a docent on...More

1  Thank charwill23
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was very interesting as it is a representation of how life was in the 1900's through the 70's. These places are all still active and still rent controlled. Some of it will shock you but if you have traveled overseas, you have probably seen...More

Thank Jarrett P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were about 10 people in the group with Darryl and it was too crowded. Darryl mainly shared his experiences and then asked the group questions like did you sleep in the same room as a child with your siblings. I didn't find it as...More

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Overall average tour not bad but not memorable. Not great value for a $25 - 1 hour tour but okay. My parents also went with us and they enjoyed the tour more as it hit closer to home when they were growing up. The tour...More

Thank Christopher J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great museum if you interest in the History of people in New York in the 19th and 20th century. The concept is based on tours in the tenements with real people experiences. The reason why I did not give it a 5 rating is because...More

Thank ATCO_13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very well done, well worth the visit. Really brings history alive while asking interesting questions. Extremely knowledgeable tour guides with well organized tours. Have gone twice and will be back again, hard times tour and under one roof we’re phenomenal, 10 stars!

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 5 days ago

we took the "under one roof" tour. It was very interesting and different from other museums. we will come again for another tour

Thank BoardingPass546990
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited this museum today. And I highly recommend it. The excellent preservation of the house and the items in it that are used to portray life as it was for thousands of people, in Dublin, really strike a chord. Excellent

Thank tricia056
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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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August 4, 2018|
Response from a r |
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
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Response from nancy h | Reviewed this property |
If you are arriving in NY soon the heat index is a killer. Under one roof is all air conditioned and I don’t think the rest are. It will cover 3 different cultural experiences and also a sewing factory. I enjoyed it a lot... More