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Please note the Call Center will open, Wednesday, July 29th at 10:15 A.M.

Tour

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

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TASTINGS AT THE TENEMENT

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.

Walk

Explore the Lower East Side and the American Immigrant Experience.

THEN & NOW

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.

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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

TENEMENT INSPECTORS

TENEMENT INSPECTORS

Take on the role of housing inspectors in 1906. The assignment: investigate 97 Orchard Street to see if the building is up to code, and interview actors portraying the building’s landlord and tenant to get both sides of the story. In 1901, New York State passed the landmark Tenement Housing Act, responding to hazardous and unsanitary tenement conditions. Come find out if 97 Orchard was in compliance, and delve into the broader questions of social justice and housing.

Tenement Inspectors is only available on select dates:
 
Sunday, January 11th, 2014
Sunday, April 26th, 2015
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Sunday, Aug 16, 2015
Sunday, Nov 15, 2015

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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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