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Tenement Museum

103 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-3102
+1 877-975-3786
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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

A wonderful and informative history of the immigrant experience in NYC. You get a very good sense of how the immigrants lived and struggled to survive.

Thank khbrewster
Reviewed yesterday

The Tenement Museum is a treasure. I have read a great deal about the immigrant experience but visiting the Tenement Museum helped me understand the courage, hardwork and perserverance of the people who built the US and NYC. It's one thing to read that 7...More

Thank Denver-Rosie
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went on the walk as well as a tenement building tour. A fascinating insight into a past time. Living conditions hars to comprehend given how we live today. Tour guides were incredibly engaging and well informed.

Thank AMRFamily
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed the Then and Now walking tour and the Sweatshop Workers tour. Also enjoyed the free short movie shown in the gift shop that gives an overview of the history of the neighbourhood and the immigrant lives/housing challenges. Still a problem today all over...More

Thank MH_Toronto
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a fascinating guided trip through one of the original tenement houses of the lower east side. Our guide (Lokki) was outstanding. We entered a five story tenement house. Viewed one apartment that had virtually no restoration since the 1800's and a second that...More

Thank traveldog149
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the sweatshop tour, Jenin the guide was great, She really knows how the get the story in a way that touch you.

Thank Harel S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an interesting "museum" and there is so much information to be had. Like many docent tours, the guide can make or break the experience. We took the Irish immigrant tour and were completely underwhelmed. Our group all spoke English so it didn't appear...More

1  Thank mwaq
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting guided tour of a preserved housing unit that was the home to so many European immigrants search for the American Dream - and some actually made it.

Thank Travellingman2243
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited The Tenement Museum today on a rainy New York day and found this tour to be very authentic and well researched. Our guide Mary Kate was exceptional and delivered a truly personal historic story of two families who lived in the Tenement building....More

Thank SuellenRob
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took two tours. The educators were very knowledgeable, for the most part, and encouraged discussion. Loved seeing the interior of the old building, it had bee completely boarded up for like 50 years! One tour, offered seating during the 1-1/2 tours, the other did...More

2  Thank Jane L
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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If I book a tour and it is over at 1pm can I do another tour that start right after? At 1pm. I want to do a Hard Times tour from noon to 1pm and than a walking tour that starts at 1pm. Is this possible?
26 April 2017|
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Response from Amanda W | Reviewed this property |
They are ally prompt with start and finish times so I am sure you could, however the tours are extremely popular so just make sure you book way in advance. Enjoy!
I'm coming to NYC (world events permitting) this year and a work colleague has recommended a visit to the Tenement Museum. I've had a look at the website and it looks fascinating. My question is does the museum take part in any of the 'visitor attraction passes' that I have seen advertised (such as NYGO Select, NY Explorer, CityPass, etc.). I have looked at the lists of attractions on a few of those but could not find the Tenement Museum listed. Basically, as we are on a budget, I'm looking to save a bit of money on entry fees across the various attractions we would like to visit in your amazing city. Thank you for any advice.
25 April 2017|
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Response from hhautledesma | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the CityPass booklets and did get to quite a few of the attactions, the Tenement Museum was not included in anything I could find, but definitely worth it. We did the Statute of Liberty, Ellis Island (did pay... More
Jerry D
What is the address of this Museum?
29 January 2017|
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Response from davidhQ9728BH | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the museum is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 103 Orchard Street--to be exact. If you can google Tenement Museum New York Cite for its webiste and other information.