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The Tenement Museum provides our members special access to experiences, people, objects, and places that ignites their imagination and allows them to see the world through the eyes of newcomers who began their lives in America on the Lower East Side and share personal stories of their own. Your Tenement Museum Membership will help us to realize our vision of a society that embraces and values the fundamental role of immigration in the evolving American identity.

The tax deductibility of your membership will vary. Please see the acknowledgement you receive from the Tenement Museum for details.


  • Unlimited access to all tours, excluding food programs
  • Reservation services through the Membership Office
  • 50% discount on admission to food programs (Tastings at the Tenement and Foods of the Lower East Side) and specialty tours (Tenement Inspectors, Live! At the Tenement, Tenement Kitchens, Tenement Bedrooms, Love at the Tenement, etc.)
  • Invitations to special events and members-only events
  • Opportunity to make advance reservations to ticketed events and programs
  • 15% discount at museum shop
  • Discounts to local shops and restaurants

$85 individual

$75 Student/Senior (65+)

  • Above benefits for one person

$125 dual

  • Core benefits for two people
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$185 Family & Friends

  • Core benefits, plus:
  • Free admission for four people
  • Your Story, Our Story Family Workshop
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$250 Contributor

  • Core benefits, plus:
  • Free admission for six people
  • Curated gift from the Museum Shop
  • Reserved seating for two people at public events and talks*
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$500 patron

  • Benefits of Contributor membership, plus:
  • Free admission for eight people
  • Two complimentary Tenement Museum Book Club selections
  • Discounts on curated shopping packages from the Museum Shop
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President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is an intimate community of stakeholders and key supporters who have access to intimate receptions, behind-the-scenes programs with Museum curators and educators, private tours, and other exclusive opportunities.

Join the President’s Circle today and help the Tenement Museum reach more people with our message of how immigrants built - and continue to build – America and help reshape the national narrative about immigration.

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Storyteller’s Society

The Storyteller’s Society is a special membership group of young professionals in their 20s and 30s who support the Tenement Museum. Through a series of curated annual events and programs, the Storyteller’s Society encourages a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals to come together to explore the role immigration plays in shaping American identity, engage in meaningful conversation about immigration policy, and celebrate the mission of the Museum.

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The Museum offers a special $65 membership for teachers and other educators. For more information call the membership line at 646-518-3007

*Tenement Talks reservations must be made in advance.


Contact us at or by phone at 646-518-3007.

Member Ticket Reservations

Members can now reserve tickets online, but make sure to register and login! A $2.50 per ticket service fee is applied to all online purchases. Members can avoid the service fee by reserving their tickets through our call center: 877-975-3786 (9 am to 5 pm Mon-Sat)

Other Ways to Give

Interested in making a gift of stock or a bequest to the Museum? Call us at 646-518-3007 for more information.

President’s Circle

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