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Please note on October 2 - 4, the Museum Visitor Center and Shop will open to the public at 11:30 AM and first tours will begin at 12:00 noon.


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

Featured Building Tour


Pay a visit to the Levine family's garment workshop and the Rogarshevskys' Sabbath table at the turn of the 20th century, when the Lower East Side was the most densely populated place in the world. Explore how immigrants balanced work, family and religion at a time of great change.


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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.


Explore the Lower East Side and the American Immigrant Experience.


Every building on the Lower East Side tells its own story. On this tour you’ll hear some of those stories and learn about the architects, artists and everyday people who influenced the design and use of this neighborhood’s buildings and shaped the streetscape you see today.

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.


Visit a costumed interpreter playing a past resident of 97 Orchard Street.

Meet The Residents



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, October 18, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Sunday, December 18, 2016

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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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