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.

Explore Our Tenement Stories

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

Click on a family to learn more about the stories we share on our tours.

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Upcoming Events

There’s always something happening at the Tenement Museum! Join us on our free virtual public programming this season – including some specialty virtual tours and Tenement Talks.

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!

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