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Explore and enjoy the Lower East Side as a member of the Tenement Museum.

Become a member and visit as often as you’d like—for free. Be the first to hear about new programs and events, and receive a discount in our shop.

Your Tenement Museum membership supports school programs, educator training, and tour development. Members make it possible for us to tell the stories of immigrant families who followed their dreams to America’s shores and built our communities and our nation. Their faith in our shared future remains a powerful symbol of America’s possibilities.

Questions? Contact or call 646-518-3015.


  • Free admission to all tours, excluding food programs
  • 50% discount on admission to Tastings at the Tenement and Foods of the Lower East Side walking tour
  • 15% discount at museum shop
  • Invitations to special events

All memberships are 100% tax deductible

$85 individual

$75 Student/Senior (65+)

  • Free admission for one person

$125 dual

  • Free admission for two people
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$185 Family & Friends

  • Free admission for four people
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$250 Contributor

  • Free admission for six people
  • Reserved seating for two to Tenement Talks*
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$500 patron

  • Benefits of Contributor membership, plus:
  • Free admission for eight people
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$1,000 Historian

  • Benefits of Patron membership, plus:
  • Concierge reservation services through the membership office
  • Free admission for two to Tastings at the Tenement and Foods of the Lower East Side walking tour

$2,500 Conservator

  • Benefits of Historian membership, plus:
  • Free admission for ten

$5,000 Preservationist

  • Benefits of Conservator membership, plus:
  • Free admission for four to Tastings at the Tenement and Foods of the Lower East Side walking tour
  • Private, behind-the-scenes tour and lunch with Annie Polland, Senior Vice President of Education & Programs, scheduled by appointment

The Museum offers a special $65 membership for teachers and other educators. For more information call the membership line at 646-518-3015

*Tenement Talks reservations must be made in advance.


Contact us at or by phone at 646-518-3015.

Member Ticket Reservations

Please call 877-975-3786 to make arrangements for your visit.

Other Ways to Give

Interested in making a gift of stock or a bequest to the Museum? Call us at 646-518-3015 for more information.

President's Circle

Click here for benefits of joining our President's Circle with a gift of $1,000 or more.