Plan a School Visit Onsite

Through interactive tours of the tenement buildings and Lower East Side neighborhood, students investigate universal themes of cultural identity, discrimination, and human rights. All programs are led by skilled Educators who engage students in activities, storytelling, and conversation to connect their experiences to the past.

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, the C3 framework, and multi-state Social Studies Scope and Sequence.

Bookings are now open through December 2024!

School Group Rates


K-12 Students

Groups of 2-15 $300
Groups of 16-30 $600
Groups of 31-45 $900
Groups of 46-60 $1,200
Groups of 60-75 $1,500

NYC Public Schools

Groups of 2-15 $120
Groups of 16-30 $240
Groups of 31-45 $360
Groups of 46-60 $480
Groups of 60-75 $600

Title I Schools

Groups of 2-15 $60
Groups of 16-30 $120
Groups of 31-45 $180
Groups of 46-60 $240
Groups of 60-75 $300

*Adult chaperones are required for every group and are included in the attendee count.

To make a reservation, please complete the school group request form or contact us. After submitting your request, our Guest Services staff will help determine what program is best for your students based on what they’re learning in class.

A line of open shops and a few people passing by in front of 97 Orchard Street in 1940

Apartment Tours

Interactive apartment tours invite students to explore historically recreated spaces in restored tenement buildings and discover how im/migrants experienced life in these homes and built communities here in the 19th and 20th centuries. Tours are guided by Educators who use storytelling, activities, and objects to engage with history.

Available Programs:
  • Finding Home
  • 100 Years Apart
  • Family Owned
  • Tenement Women: 1902
  • After the Famine (High School only)
Shoppers on a busy street buying food and browsing other items being sold in pushcarts and stalls

Neighborhood Walking Tours

Discover the city by visiting historical sites in the dynamic and ever-changing Lower East Side and learn about the people and neighborhoods that made New York City what it is today. Walking tours take place outside (rain or shine) and do not enter the tenement buildings.

Available Programs:
  • Outside the Home
Confino family photo portrait with a young Victoria Confino

Costumed Interpreter Programs

Students meet interpreters portraying actual residents and hear first-hand about their experiences. Ask Victoria and Bridget questions and hear stories about their homes, their journey to the United States, and what life was like on the Lower East Side as an immigrant in the 19th and 20th centuries. Available on a limited basis.

Available Programs:
  • Meet Victoria
  • Meet Bridget (Coming Fall 2024)

Group reservations are required and must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.

School group programs are available Monday through Friday at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, or 4:00 PM. Our group sales staff will contact you with availability and specific program recommendations within 3 business days of your submitted request.

Note: Reservation requests do not guarantee booking. If you wish to book a tour for a time outside of our normal business hours (10 AM – 5 PM), on weekends, or on holidays, please note that premium rates will apply.

If you need assistance with booking a group, please contact [email protected] or call (646) 518-3002.