Building Tours

Building tours explore historically restored apartments and the immigrant and migrant families who lived here 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 immigration.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required before taking a building tour for all visitors. Starting December 1st, fully vaccinated children ages 5+ will be permitted on building tours. Children ages 5-11 who are not vaccinated or are unable to be vaccinated can attend a neighborhood walking tour or visit us virtually through our virtual programs and events. Children under 5 cannot attend building tours at this time.

Please take a look at our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and available tours below.

Current Tours

Building Tours

Hard Times: 1880s

Visit the tenement apartment of Natalie Gumpertz and her daughters, and the saloon run downstairs by John and Caroline Schneider.

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Building Tours

Tenement Women: 1902

The year is 1902 and the streets of the Lower East Side are alight with the protests of thousands of Jewish women. A hike in the price of kosher meat threatened...

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Baldizzi family kitchen with yellow walls and shelves flled with common pantry products beside a line of towels hanging above a countertop and sink
Building Tours

At Home in 1933

Explore home life in a time of national crisis and how the story of the Baldizzi family offers insight into our world today.

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Building Tours

At Home in 1911

Visit the recreated apartment of the Rogarshevskys, an Eastern European Jewish family working in the garment trade in the 1910s.

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Building Tours

Under One Roof

Explore the stories of the Saez Velez and Wong families in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Building Tours

Finding Home

Visit the tenement homes of the Epstein and Saez Velez families in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Children Under 12 Permitted, Building Tours, Meet the Residents

Meet Victoria: 1916

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....

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Upcoming Tours

Building Tours

At Home in 1869

Available starting Nov 26 - Hear the story of Joseph and Bridget Moore, Irish immigrants raising their three children in 97 Orchard Street in 1869.

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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.

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.