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

Featured Building Tour

EXPLORING 97 ORCHARD

EXPLORING 97 ORCHARD

 Go behind the scenes at the Tenement Museum and explore the layers of history in the tenement’s physical fabric. Learn how legislation and fashion spurred landlords and tenants to leave their mark on the building, and how paint experts, wallpaper conservators and urban archeologists "read" these layers to uncover 97 Orchard's stories.
* Offered only on Thursdays

 

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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.

FOODS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE

FOODS OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE

Taste dumplings, fried plantains, 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.]

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

LIVE! AT THE TENEMENT

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.

 

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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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