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

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Taste a variety of foods from the neighborhood while exploring the influence of immigrant culture on what all Americans eat. Your group starts with a visit to 97 Orchard Street and continues with a sit-down tasting meal in our private dining room overlooking Delancey Street. As the group tastes the flavors of the Lower East Side past and present, they share stories about their most memorable culinary experiences and watch interviews of local store owners who sold us the foods we'll be eating.

This tour is air conditioned.


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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.



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.

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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



Meet the residents of 97 Orchard Street and explore multiple apartments in the Tenement Museum – an experience not available on any other tour. Connect to the experience of living in the building by interacting with actors portraying members of the Moore (1868), Levine (1898), and Baldizzi (1935) families. The program is a special opportunity to learn about the daily lives of these residents and how their hopes and aspirations intersected with an ever-changing Lower East Side.

Live! at the Tenement is only offered on select dates:
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Please check our tour calendar one month prior to purchase tickets.


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Tastings at the Tenement

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



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