Membership

Members get special access to experiences, people, objects, and places that allows them to see the world through the eyes of newcomers who began their lives in America on the Lower East Side, and share personal stories of their own. Help us to realize our vision of a society that embraces and values the fundamental role of immigration in the evolving American identity by becoming a member today.

Engage with the Tenement Museum on a deeper level by joining the President’s Circle or the Storyteller’s Society for young professionals.

Current Members

Click here to learn more about how to reserve tickets, create an online account, and gain access to our exclusive member portal.

Annual Core Benefits

  • Admission to all regularly scheduled tours
  • 50% discount on admission to food programs (Tastings at the Tenement and Foods of the Lower East Side)
  • Invitations to special events and members-only events
  • Opportunity to make advance reservations to ticketed events and programs
  • 15% discount at museum shop
  • Discounts to local shops and restaurants
  • Access to exclusive online member portal with curated content

Membership Options

Core benefits for one person

Core benefits for one person

Core benefits for one person

The Museum offers a special $65 membership for teachers, educators. For more information call the membership line at 646-518-3007.

Core benefits for two people

  • Benefits of Dual
  • Admission for four people
  • Benefits of Family & Friends
  • Admission for six people
  • One complimentary Tenement Museum book
  • Reserved seating for two people at public events and talks (reservations must be made in advance)
  • Benefits of Contributor membership
  • Admission for eight people
  • A curated gift from the Museum Shop

The President’s Circle is an intimate community of stakeholders and key supporters who have access to special receptions, behind-the-scenes programs with Museum curators and educators, private tours, and other exclusive opportunities. Join the President’s Circle today to help the Tenement Museum expand its reach with its message of how immigrants built — and continue to build — America and help reshape the national narrative about immigration.

The Storyteller’s Society is a special membership group of young professionals in their 20s and 30s who support the Tenement Museum. Through a series of curated annual events and programs, the Storyteller’s Society encourages a tight-knit community of like-minded individuals to come together to explore the role immigration plays in shaping American identity, engage in meaningful conversation about immigration policy, and celebrate the mission of the Museum. Storyteller’s Society events include happy hour meet-and greets, immigration-related panel discussions,
and special tours.

The Museum offers a special $65 membership for visitors with disabilities. For more information call the membership line at 646-518-3007.

*Please be aware that not all tours and experiences are wheelchair accessible. We offer tour recommendations, assistive materials, and curated experiences for visitors with disabilities. Please visit our accessibility page or call 646-518-3038 for more information about accessibility at the Museum.


The tax deductibility of your membership will vary. Please see the acknowledgement you receive from the Tenement Museum for details.

All categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change. Please note that Memberships are not transferable.

Special Membership Programs


President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is a community of stakeholders and key supporters who have access to intimate receptions, behind-the-scenes programs with Museum curators and educators, private tours, and other exclusive opportunities.

Storyteller’s Society

The Storyteller’s Society is a special membership group of young professionals in their 20s and 30s who support the Tenement Museum’s mission. Members explore the role of immigration in shaping the American identity through a series of curated annual events and programs.

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