Building on the Lower East Side Visitor Guide

We look forward to welcoming you to the neighborhood for a walking tour of the Lower East Side! Below you will find our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, a resource guide to the neighborhood, and the visual aids you can access during your tour that your educator will reference.

If you have any last-minute emergencies on the day of your tour, please contact us immediately at [email protected]


Building on the Lower East Side Visual Aids

Your educator will be using these visual aids during your tour. You can download them to a smart phone or tablet to help prevent the spread of germs.

Neighborhood Resources

Below is a list of useful resources of nearby hospitals and pharmacies, as well as local cafes, parks, grocery stores and more that you might wish to access before or after your tour.


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.

Black and white photo of a bearded street vendor in a hat and coat standing beside their pushcart full of goods

Life on the Lower East Side

Explore a timeline and learn more about the history of the Lower East Side before your tour. A beacon for newcomers to America, the neighborhood itself is as much a part of the Museum as are 97 and 103 Orchard Street.


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.

If you or anyone in your party are unable to comply with the above safety guidelines or have experienced any of the listed Covid-19 symptoms within 14 days of your visit please contact the Visitor Services staff at [email protected]. Due to the direct threat of Covid-19, the museum reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who does not follow the above stated guidelines.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting the Tenement Museum you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.