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The holidays are a very busy time at the Tenement Museum. We highly recommend booking tickets in advance through the website for tours the week between Christmas and New Year.

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

Featured Building Tour

Under One Roof

In the decades after World War II, the Lower East Side became one of New York’s most diverse neighborhoods. Visit the homes of Bella Epstein, whose parents survived the Holocaust, Jose and Andy Velez, whose mother left Puerto Rico for garment work, and the Wong siblings, whose stories of their mother and other garment workers are highlighted in an interactive, recreated Chinatown garment shop.

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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

VICTORIA CONFINO

VICTORIA CONFINO

Drop in on 14-year-old Victoria Confino, who lived in 97 Orchard Street in 1916, to hear about the immigrant experience in a more intimate setting. Tour her apartment, ask her questions about her life, and get a unique perspective on adjusting to life on the Lower East Side.

Made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Recommended for visitors with low vision.

Made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Recommended for visitors with low vision.

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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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PHOTO ARCHIVE

Browse the Museum’s photo collection of over 1,300 images spanning from the 1860s to today.

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