View the restored apartments of past residents from different time periods.
Meet the Moores, an immigrant family struggling with prejudice while celebrating their Irish identity in 1869 New York. Visit their restored home as they prepare for the City’s renowned St. Patrick’s Day parade. Through their experience, you’ll discover how immigrants from different backgrounds forge their own American identities.
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.
OUTSIDE THE HOME
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.
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.
Step into the dark corners and cramped spaces of 97 Orchard Street. The year is 1906, and visitors meet the landlord and a resident to learn firsthand about the realities of tenement life on the Lower East Side. Who is responsible for providing a safe and healthy home? Everything may not be as it seems.
Tenement Inspectors is only available on select dates:
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Please check our tour calendar
six weeks prior to purchase tickets.
Tastings at the Tenement
Taste the immigrant foods that helped shape American cuisine.
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YOUR STORY, OUR STORY
Share your own family history and join us in telling the story of American immigration.
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Browse the Museumâ€™s photo collection of over 1,300 images spanning from the 1860s to today.