View the restored apartments of past residents from different time periods.
Meet the Moores, an immigrant family struggling with prejudice while celebrating their Irish identity in 1869 New York. Visit their restored home as they prepare for the City’s renowned St. Patrick’s Day parade. Through their experience, you’ll discover how immigrants from different backgrounds forge their own American identities.
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.
THEN & NOW
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.
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.
LIVE! AT THE TENEMENT
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, September 18, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Please check our tour calendar
one month prior to purchase tickets.
Tastings at the Tenement
Taste the immigrant foods that helped shape American cuisine.
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Tuesday, June 28
Browse our extensive collection of photos in our new online archive.