Neighborhood Walking Tours

Walking tours at the Tenement Museum offer locals and visitors the opportunity to explore the often-forgotten places, unexplored spaces, and the many histories of migration over centuries on New York’s Lower East Side. Get to know the city by visiting historical sites and learning about the people and neighborhoods that made New York City what it is today.

Tours are available for both individual ticket holders or private groups. Visitors ages 12 and over attending walking tours are required to be fully vaccinated. Per New York City mandate, unvaccinated visitors ages 5-11 can attend a neighborhood walking tour, as long as they are accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

Please take a look at our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and available tours below.


Historic photo of the Forward Building on the Lower East Side
Neighborhood Walking Tours

Outside the Home

Step into the past and walk in the footsteps of immigrants to discover the neighborhood landmarks of their lives on the Lower East Side.

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The Grand Street Guild and Saint Marys Church
Neighborhood Walking Tours

Building on the Lower East Side

Explore the architecture of the Lower East Side to discover how people and communities have shaped the streetscape over the last 200 years.

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Neighborhood Walking Tours

Reclaiming Black Spaces

In our newest walking tour, discover what drew Black New Yorkers to Lower Manhattan, and how their experiences were shaped by that migration.

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

Please make sure you read through the visitor COVID-19 safety guidelines to help orient you before you arrive and ensure you get the most out of your experience.

The Tenement Museum reserves the right to refuse or revoke the admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines. Please contact Visitor Services at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns relating to your visit.