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

Featured Building Tour

SHOP LIFE

SHOP LIFE

Made possible by The David Berg Foundation

Family-run stores filled the lower level of 97 Orchard for over a century, where they struggled to adapt to an ever-changing neighborhood and achieve the American Dream. Visit the 1870s German saloon of John and Caroline Schneider, and use interactive media to trace the stories of turn-of-the-century kosher butchers, a 1930s auctioneer, and 1970s undergarment discounters.

Limited Wheelchair Capacity
Call 1-877-97LESTM in advance for wheelchair tickets.

 

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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.]

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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 the tenement 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.

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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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