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Please note on October 2 - 4, the Museum Visitor Center and Shop will open to the public at 11:30 AM and first tours will begin at 12:00 noon.


View the restored apartments of past residents from different time periods.

Featured Building Tour


Pay a visit to the Levine family's garment workshop and the Rogarshevskys' Sabbath table at the turn of the 20th century, when the Lower East Side was the most densely populated place in the world. Explore how immigrants balanced work, family and religion at a time of great change.


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To enhance your visit, arrive 30 minutes before your tour to watch our original film, 'An American Story', in the theater at our Visitor Center.


Explore the Lower East Side and the American Immigrant Experience.



See the Lower East Side through the eyes of the immigrants who have lived here for 150 years. Discover the towering Jarmulowsky Bank building, where immigrants deposited (and eventually lost) their life savings; the Daily Forward building, where socialists fought for worker rights; and PS 42, where generations of immigrants learned how to be "American." [Note: This tour does not enter any buildings.]

Limited Wheelchair Capacity
Call 1-877-97LESTM in advance for wheelchair tickets.

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Explore the neighborhood and continue the story! Take one of our walking tours in combination with a building tour and explore Lower East Side life -- past and present.


Visit a costumed interpreter playing a past resident of 97 Orchard Street.

Meet The Residents



Drop in on 14-year-old Victoria Confino, who lived in the tenement in 1916, to hear about the immigrant experience in a more intimate setting. Tour her apartment, ask her questions about her life, and get a unique perspective on adjusting to life on the Lower East Side.

Made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Recommended for visitors with low vision.

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Tastings at the Tenement

Explore the vibrant foods of immigrant New York, past and present.



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