Host a Private Virtual Event

Whether you are planning a group experience for your staff, alumni group, club, family, or friends, the Tenement Museum offers truly unique virtual event options. Your guests will interact with experts, educators, or costumed interpreters, and be guided through the recreated spaces of our historic tenement buildings and the lives of the families who lived there, using videos, archival images, and oral histories.

We offer virtual event experiences to fit varying budgets, starting at $300. Tenement Museum members receive a 15% discount on a private interactive experience. Browse our offerings, and to learn more or book your private virtual event, inquire below.

Holiday Special | Experience Tenement Kitchens with Your Family!

Food – both the preparation and the eating of – is a vital part of the holiday season. This year, get together with your family and friends from across the globe for a Private Virtual Tenement Museum Tour that explores how immigrant women fed their families during the 19th and 20th centuries. This Tenement Kitchens virtual visit to our historic tenement buildings at 97 and 103 Orchard Street will examine the daily work involved in cooking food, using rarely displayed artifacts from the Museum’s expansive collection, as well as photos and oral histories. Through different families and time periods, you’ll see how food was prepared in tenement kitchens, where people shopped, and how women made decisions about what to cook.

Includes a special discount code to our Tenement Museum Shop, access to historical recipes, and more!

GIF of various Orchard Street family apartments and recreated displays

Classic Experience

A 60-minute interactive virtual visit to the Tenement Museum, with a Tenement Museum Educator. We’ll take you inside 97 Orchard Street and through the history of a family who lived there. You’ll learn about daily life in the past, see the spaces, meet the people, and get to ask us questions about the history. These events can be tailored for groups with young children.

The Rogarshevsky Family story features a Jewish American family in 1911, and explores how they balanced work, tradition and culture in the Lower East Side.

The Baldizzi Family story features an Italian American family in the 1920s, and discusses how they found support through difficult circumstances.

The Moore Family story features an Irish American family in the 1860s, and explores work, belonging, and identity in a changing city.

The Saez Velez Family story features a Puerto Rican migrant family who lived on Orchard Street in the 1960s.

The Wong Family story features a Chinese American family who moved to Orchard Street in the late 1960s and discusses how their experience in the neighborhood reflects the growth of Chinese communities and the garment industry in New York..

GIF of various past tenant's personal items; which include a domino set, a glass vase, and a 1869 newspaper

Specialized Experience

A 60/90-minute interactive virtual experience that explores in-depth, topical discussions led by experts and educators. Specialized experiences explore topics including public health, public education, women’s history, and personal storytelling. 

College-Level Virtual Experiences

Tenement Museum virtual tourimmerse students in the past through use of 360 images, video and audio recordingsand primary sources. During a live, online interactive event, a Tenement Museum Educator will share stories of families who lived in our historic buildings for an interactive, inquiry-based experience that makes history relevant.

Looking for virtual field trips for elementary, middle, and high school students?

Contact Us for Your Next Event

Inquire today about hosting an unique and engaging event with the Tenement Museum!