View the restored apartments of past residents from different time periods.
HARD TIMES: TOUR AND DISCUSSION
Spend extended time inside the Gumpertz and Baldizzi apartments and join in a discussion about themes arising from the tour. Share your experiences, thoughts and family histories with your educator and fellow visitors.
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.
THEN & NOW
History didn’t make the Lower East Side; people did. This tour tells the story of how neighborhood residents for the past 100 years have fought to preserve their community and improve their neighborhood in the face of profound economic and political change. [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.
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.
Tastings at the Tenement
Taste the immigrant foods that helped shape American cuisine.
LEARN MORE >>
YOUR STORY, OUR STORY
Share your own family history and join us in telling the story of American immigration.
LEARN MORE >>
Browse the Museum’s photo collection of over 1,300 images spanning from the 1860s to today.