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.

Please note: Apartment tours, walking tours, and costumed interpreter experiences will be available on a limited basis through June 2022.

COVID-19 Guidelines
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, at least two weeks out from the last dose, is required before taking a tour for all visitors ages 5+. Per New York City mandate, children under 5 can attend a neighborhood walking tour, as long as they are accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Children who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or are unable to be vaccinated can visit us virtually through our virtual programs and events.

School Group Rates


K-12 Students

Groups of 2-15 $300
Groups of 16-30 $600
Groups of 31-45 $900

Please note: Pricing is the same for all K-12 groups, including Title 1 schools, for onsite visitation in 2022.

To make a reservation, please complete the school group request form or contact us:

Apartment tours, walking tours, and costumed interpreter experiences will be available on a limited basis through June 2022.

After submitting your request online or through email, 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.

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.

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