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Due to renovations, please note the wheelchair lift will also not be available Mondays - Fridays August 1 - September 12.

Tour

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

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Hard Times

Hard Times

Discover how immigrants survived economic depressions at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935. Visit the restored homes of the German-Jewish Gumpertz family, whose patriarch disappeared during the Panic of 1873, and the Italian-Catholic Baldizzi family, who lived through the Great Depression.

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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.

Walk

Explore the Lower East Side and the American Immigrant Experience.

Storefront Stories

Storefront Stories

For more than a century, Orchard Street has been the heart ofthe Lower East Side's historic shopping district. Explore this vibrant community of small businesses, and compare the experiences of immigrant entrepreneurs in the past and present. Visit the site of the iconic Eckstein's clothing store, where generations of New Yorkers haggled for deals, as well as the neighborhood's present-day boutiques and galleries.

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.

Meet

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

Meet The Residents

Victoria Confino

Victoria Confino

Visit the apartment of a Greek Sephardic family and meet a costumed interpreter playing 14-year-old Victoria Confino, who lived in the tenement in 1916. Visitors take on the role of newly arrived immigrants, and ask Victoria questions about adjusting to life on the Lower East Side . Designed for families, this tour allows visitors to handle household objects. 

Made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Recommended for visitors with low vision.

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At The Museum

Tastings at the Tenement

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

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1900

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

1903

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Staying Cool in Our Old Age

Tuesday, August 26

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