Experience the Museum from Home

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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

While the Museum is closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you can still experience the Tenement Museum from home. Check out remote learning resources and our digital exhibits to discover the family histories of our former residents and so much 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.

Remote Learning

Explore Tenement Museum resources that may offer inspiration and spark curiosity while students are learning outside the classroom.

Upcoming Events

Look out for our schedule of live virtual events coming soon!

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.