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Due to renovations, please note the wheelchair lift will also not be available Mondays - Fridays August 1 - September 12.

Tour

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

Featured Building Tour

Sweatshop Workers: Tour & Discussion

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.

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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, 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.

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

Victoria Confino

Victoria Confino

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. 

Made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Recommended for visitors with low vision.

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Tastings at the Tenement

Explore the vibrant foods of immigrant New York, past and present.

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1900

Explore the vibrant food life of immigrant New York, past and present.

1903

Tastings at the Tenement Indoor Version



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Staying Cool in Our Old Age

Tuesday, August 26

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