Visit the Tenement Museum

We look forward to welcoming you to the Tenement Museum! The Museum is accessible by guided tours and experiences only. We are excited to offer both guided tours of our recreated tenement apartments and walking tours of the Lower East Side neighborhood.

Learn about our apartment tours below, or skip right to our tour calendar.

Tenement Apartment Tours

Explore historically restored tenement apartments and discover how immigrants lived on New York’s Lower East Side in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Neighborhood Walking Tours

Discover often-forgotten places, unexplored spaces, and the many histories of migration over centuries on New York’s Lower East Side.

97 Orchard Street is back! After a year-long preservation project, our historic 1863 tenement is now open to the public. We’re relaunching our tours with a fresh twist (and some brand-new tours, too!).

Get your tickets now and be among the first to visit 97 Orchard Street again!

Museum Visitor Center and Shop

All tours begin at the Museum Visitor Center and Shop located at 103 Orchard Street. Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled tour start time. The Museum Shop offers an excellent selection of books and gifts about New York, immigration, and tenements.

The Visitor Center and Museum Shop are open 7 days a week. See below for our hours of operation.

Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ticket Prices

Apartment and Walking Tours:

Adults $30
Seniors $30
Students $30
Members Free
New York Teachers Free on Sundays with code TEACHNY

*The Museum offers discounts for teachers, military, neighborhood residents (10002 zip code), visitors with disabilities, and members of AAM, MANY, and National Trust. For more information, please contact us at [email protected]


103 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
1 (877) 975-3786

Located on the corner of Orchard St and Delancey St. All tours start here.

A wheelchair-accessible entrance is located on the Delancey Street side of 103 Orchard Street. The closest street address is 81 Delancey Street.


By Subway

Subway service can sometimes change. Please check the MTA website for service updates before heading to the Tenement Museum.

         to Grand Street
Exit at Grand and Chrystie. Walk east (away from Bowery) on Grand Street for four blocks. Take a left at Orchard Street and walk north for two blocks to the Museum Shop 103 Orchard Street.

    to Delancey Street
Once you exit the subway, walk two blocks away from the Williamsburg Bridge (west) on Delancey Street to Orchard Street, turn left, and walk 1/2 block south to the Museum Shop 103 Orchard Street.

            to Essex Street 
Once you exit the subway, walk two blocks away from the Williamsburg Bridge (west) on Delancey Street to Orchard Street, turn left, and walk 1/2 block south to the Museum Shop 103 Orchard Street.

By Bus

The M15 and Sightseeing buses stop at the corner of Grand and Allen Streets. Exit the bus and walk one block east to Orchard Street. Then walk one 1/2 block north toward Delancey Street.


The Tenement Museum does not offer onsite parking. Metered street parking is available, but limited. Please allow plenty of additional time to find parking if you require it.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Masks are not required, but strongly recommended for all Museum visitors. Due to the size of the spaces shown on our building tours, the Tenement Museum recommends being fully vaccinated and wearing masks while taking an indoor tour.

Mask-Required Tours | For visitors more comfortable in an all-mask environment, we will be offering a mask-required run of 100 Years Apart at 2:45pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Visitor Guidelines

At the Tenement Museum, we strive to connect visitors to the history of generations of immigrants and migrants who have made the United States their home. We do this through historical context, adding complexity to personal narratives, fostering empathetic dialogue, and thoughtful storytelling.

We are committed to providing a safe experience for our team and visitors. Our professionally trained frontline staff are here to help you and facilitate dialogue. The Museum may refuse or revoke admission to individuals who endanger staff, visitors, or any Museum property, or who engage in verbal or physical harassment, discriminatory or threatening behavior, or otherwise interfere with the experience of others.

Please contact Visitor Services at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns relating to your visit.