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

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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.

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
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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, 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
 
Please check our tour calendar one month prior to purchase tickets.

 

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Tastings at the Tenement

Taste the immigrant foods that helped shape American cuisine.

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