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The Tenement Museum is temporarily closed effective Saturday, March 14. We are monitoring the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be sharing our latest information here.
Experience the Tenement Museum From Home
You can still experience the Tenement Museum from home. Check out remote learning resources, digital exhibits, virtual live events, and more!
Exclusive Digital Exhibits
Explore the stories of families who started life anew on the Lower East Side, exclusive behind the scenes articles, objects from our collection, our favorite podcast episodes, and more.
Explore Tenement Museum resources that may offer inspiration and spark curiosity while students are learning outside the classroom.
Virtual Live Events
Explore our schedule of weekly virtual live events including book talks, cooking demos, guided activities for kids and families, panel discussions and more. You can view video recordings of past virtual live events.
Sharing Stories of the Immigrant Experience
The Tenement Museum celebrates the enduring stories that define and strengthen what it means to be American. We share stories of the immigrant and migrant experience through immersive guided tours, educational content and programs, and thought leadership, with one important goal — to advance the understanding of immigration and to highlight its role in the ongoing creation of our nation.
Throughout history and into the present day, millions of people moved to and around the United States in pursuit of the American Dream. While it may at times be easy to see the gaps between “us” and “them,” a closer look reveals how these newest citizens demonstrate the human spirit of our nation’s ideals. And, the understanding that results is that it doesn’t matter why they came; what matters is that they did.