COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

We look forward to welcoming you to the Tenement Museum. We are excited to offer both guided tours inside our historic tenement buildings and walking tours of the neighborhood. Below are the visitor COVID-19 safety guidelines to help orient you before you arrive and ensure you get the most out of your experience.

All visitors, including children over the age of 12, attending tours inside the Tenement Museum’s historic buildings will need to show proof of full vaccination prior to their scheduled visit. Children under the age of 12 are only permitted on walking tours and Meet Victoria at Play: 1916. More details are included below.

The Museum’s COVID guidelines apply to all visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

By purchasing a tour at the Tenement Museum, you agree to abide by these policies. To ensure that we are providing a safe environment for all, the Museum has the following protocols in place:

CDC-recommended face coverings are required for all visitors and staff at all times.

CDC guidelines advise that face coverings should reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nostrils, fitting snugly against the side of the face. See below for more information.

Proof of vaccinations required for all building tours.

All visitors ages 12 and up are required to be fully vaccinated before taking an indoor tour.

Social distancing is encouraged.

Visitors and staff are encouraged to keep at least 6 feet from others when possible.

Stay home if you are feeling sick or symptomatic.

Please do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your party have experienced any symptoms related to Covid-19 in the past 14 days. Staff will be performing self-health checks before coming into work.

Listen to your educator.

Tenement Museum staff must enforce these guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone on our tours. Please make sure to follow their directions.

Tours admission.

All visitors, including members, are encouraged to purchase or reserve tickets more than 24 hours in advance. Tickets are available for purchase online and via email at [email protected]

Wash hands and use hand sanitizer regularly during your visit.

Help prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Restrooms and sanitizing stations will be available before and after your tour.

Have a happy and healthy tour experience.

Bring water, hand sanitizer, tissues, and a spare mask with you. Be prepared to stand or walk for 1 hour with limited access to climate controlled spaces.

Vaccination Requirements for Indoor Tours

All visitors, including children, attending tours inside the Tenement Museum’s historic buildings will need to show proof of full vaccination (2 weeks after last dose of the vaccine cycle).

  • The museum is following the CDC guidance about the definition of “full vaccination” status, which is two weeks after an individual’s last dose of the vaccine cycle (either one dose or a two-dose cycle). For more information on vaccination please see the CDC guidance
  • Visitors can show a physical vaccination card, digital app/certificate, or photograph. NY State residents are encouraged to use the Excelsior Pass.
  • Visitors should be prepared to show a photo ID that corresponds with the name on their vaccination card or test results.

Unvaccinated visitors, including children under the age of 12, are not allowed on tours inside the historic buildings, and should schedule a visit to the museum by taking Meet Victoria at Play: 1916, an outdoor walking tour, or virtual tour.

If you have questions, please email [email protected] or call 1-877-975-3786. We will get back to you within one business day.

The Tenement Museum reserves the right to refuse or revoke the admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines. If you or anyone in your party are unable to comply with the above safety guidelines, please contact the Visitor Services staff at [email protected].

For more information about COVID-19 and CDC-recommended face coverings, check the CDC website.