The Museum tells the story of immigrant families and visitors view restored apartments of past residents from different time periods.
Sweatshop Workers: Tour & Discussion
Spend extended time inside the Levine and Rogarshevsky 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.
The Museum's walking tours explore the Lower East Side and the American immigrant experience
Foods Of The Lower East Side
Taste dumplings, fried plantains, cream puffs and more while exploring the immigrant experience and some of the ways immigrant foods have shaped American food. Note: This tour does not enter any buildings, other than a short introduction and conclusion in our Visitors Center.
*An alternate indoor version is offered on Thursday evenings at 6:30.
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 with a costumed interpreter playing one of the residents of 97 Orchard Street.
made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Visit the apartment of a Greek Sephardic family and meet a costumed interpreter playing 14-year-old Victoria Confino, who lived in the tenement in 1916. Visitors take on the role of newly arrived immigrants, and ask Victoria questions about adjusting to life on the Lower East Side . Designed for families, this tour allows visitors to handle household objects.
Meet Victoria Confino is recommended for visitors with low vision.