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.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, two weeks out from last dose, is required before taking a tour for all visitors ages 5+. Children under 5can attend a neighborhood walking tour. Visitors who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or are unable to be vaccinated can visit us virtually through our virtual programs and events.

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:

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, two weeks out from last dose, is required before taking a tour for all visitors ages 5+. Children under 5 can attend a neighborhood walking tourVisitors who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or are unable to be vaccinated can visit us virtually.
All guests and staff are required to wear face masks at all times while indoors. Non-acceptable face coverings include neck gaiters, mesh masks, cloth face masks with vents or filters. A mask is still required even when wearing a face shield. For more information, visit the CDC website.

Social distancing is encouraged. Visitors and staff are encouraged to keep at least 6 feet from others when possible. Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitizer regularly during your visit.

Tours admission. All visitors are encouraged to purchase or reserve tickets in advance. Same-day exchanges and refunds are not permitted. Listen to Museum staff. Staff must enforce these guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone on our tours. Please follow their directions.

Stay home if you are feeling sick or symptomatic. Please do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your party has experienced any symptoms related to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Vaccination Requirements for All Tours

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, two weeks out from last dose, is required before taking a tour for all visitors ages 5+. Children under 5 can attend a neighborhood walking tour. Visitors who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or are unable to be vaccinated can visit us virtually through our virtual programs and events.

  • 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.
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].