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Visit the Tenement Museum

Experience over 100 years of New York City history.

The Tenement Museum is a nonprofit cultural institution that welcomes you into the historically recreated homes of immigrants, migrants and refugees. We share their stories to inspire connections between the past and present and to build a more inclusive and expansive American society.

In our two historic tenements, visitors and K-12 students explore the homes of diverse families with roots all over the world, who lived in New York City between the 1860s and the 1980s. We offer interactive guided tours of our buildings and the iconic Lower East Side neighborhood.

Book a Historic Tenement Tour

Click a family on the timeline to book a tour and learn more about the stories we share.

More Ways to Experience the Museum


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

Tickets available now!