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There are many ways to experience the Tenement Museum

Tour

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

Featured Building Tour

Under One Roof

In the decades after World War II, the Lower East Side became one of New York’s most diverse neighborhoods. Visit the homes of Bella Epstein, whose parents survived the Holocaust, Jose and Andy Velez, whose mother left Puerto Rico for garment work, and the Wong siblings, whose stories of their mother and other garment workers are highlighted in an interactive, recreated Chinatown garment shop.

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Walk

Explore the Lower East Side and the American Immigrant Experience.

BUILDING ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE

Every building on the Lower East Side tells its own story. On this tour you’ll hear some of those stories and learn about the architects, artists and everyday people who influenced the design and use of this neighborhood’s buildings and shaped the streetscape you see today.[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.

Meet

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

Meet The Residents

LAST CALL! At Schneider's Saloon

LAST CALL! At Schneider's Saloon

 Visit with John and Caroline Schneider, the married proprietors of 97 Orchard Street's first, and longest-lived business. This program is a special opportunity to learn firsthand about striving for success in the heart of New York's German immigrant neighborhood in 1874, a year of economic crisis and contentious politics. The tour also features interactive media. This program is available on Thursday, September 20th and October 18th. 

Limited Wheelchair Capacity 
Call 1-877-97LESTM in advance for wheelchair tickets.

Ground floor - 90 minutes - Recommended Ages 8+


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At The Museum

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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PHOTO ARCHIVE

Browse the Museum’s photo collection of over 1,300 images spanning from the 1860s to today.

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