Apartment Tours

Apartment tours explore historically recreated homes and the immigrant and migrant families who lived in them in the 19th and 20th centuries. Along with a glimpse of the past, visitors glean insights from educators who offer historical perspectives that relate to current conversations about im/migration.

Masking is required on all indoor tours and in the Visitor Center.

Children 5+ are permitted on apartment tours. Children under 5 are encouraged to attend a neighborhood walking tour or virtual programs and events.

We are beginning a long-planned preservation project at our tenement at 97 Orchard Street,  preserving it for the next generation of visitors. Learn more about the project.

Current Apartment Tours

Apartment Tours

Day in the Life: 1902

This combination apartment and walking tour explores the challenges faced by Jewish immigrant mothers in 1902. Visit the Levine family apartment, then, walk the streets of the Lower East Side to learn how women organized the Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902.

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Apartment Tours

Day in the Life: 1933

Step into the life of the Baldizzi family in 1933. Visit their recreated home inside our 103 Orchard Street tenement, then travel out into the neighborhood to explore their community and how they were getting by during the Great Depression.

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Explore how immigrant women coped with economic hardship through the stories of Natalie Gumpertz and Mrs. Wong. Hear how these two women, living a century apart, shared similar struggles, hopes, and survival strategies as they made new lives.

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Apartment Tours

Finding Home

Visit the tenement homes of the Epstein and Saez Velez families in the 1950s and 1960s. Explore what life was like for Jewish Holocaust survivors and Puerto Rican migrants in a neighborhood becoming more racially and culturally diverse.

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Apartment Tours, Meet the Residents

Meet Victoria

Journey back in time to 1916 for an immersive experience with an actor playing Victoria Confino, a real teenager who immigrated to the United States in 1913! Meet Victoria in her family’s recreated tenement apartment exhibit inside the Manny Cantor...

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

Please make sure you read through the visitor Covid-19 safety guidelines to help orient you before you arrive and ensure you get the most out of your experience.

A Perfect Gift For Everyone

Give the gift of history! Tenement Museum Gift Cards can be used for tour tickets, a new Museum membership, donations, and purchases from the Museum Shop.


The Tenement Museum reserves the right to refuse or revoke the admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines. Please contact Visitor Services at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns relating to your visit.