Visit the Tenement Museum

Experience over 100 years of New York City history.

The Tenement Museum celebrates the enduring stories that define and strengthen what it means to be American.

A hidden gem of New York City, our two historic tenement buildings offer visitors a chance to explore the historically recreated homes of immigrant, migrant, and refugee families who lived in city tenements between the 1860s and the 1980s through interactive guided building tours, as well as walking tours of the iconic Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.

New York is One of the Most Diverse Cities in the World

The Tenement Museum welcomes you into the homes of immigrants, migrants, and refugees—windows into the American story.

Explore the timeline of our tenement families. Click on a family to learn more about the stories we share on our tours.


Upcoming Events

Check out what’s happening at the Tenement Museum! Join us for this season’s holiday virtual tours and events.

New Exhibit!
A Union of Hope: 1869
Our new family story explores the lives of Joseph and Rachel Moore, a young Black couple starting anew in a post-Civil War New York City.

Launching Christmas week.

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