Visit the Tenement Museum

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required before taking a building tour for all visitors. Starting December 1st, fully vaccinated children ages 5+ will be permitted on building tours. Children ages 5-11 who are not vaccinated or are unable to be vaccinated can attend a neighborhood walking tour or visit us virtually through our upcoming virtual programs and eventsChildren under 5 cannot attend building tours at this time.

See our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more details.

Learn about our in-person tours below, or skip right to our tour calendar.


Tenement Building Tours

Explore historically restored tenement buildings and discover how immigrants lived on New York’s Lower East Side in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Museum currently offers tours every day.

Neighborhood Walking Tours

Discover often-forgotten places, unexplored spaces, and the many histories of migration over centuries on New York’s Lower East Side. The Museum currently offers tours Thursday-Tuesday.

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.

Museum Visitor Center and Shop

All tours begin and end at the Museum Visitor Center and Museum 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.

All patrons need to show proof of full vaccination prior to entering our Shop and Visitor Center. See our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more details.

The Visitor Center and Museum Shop are open all 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


Building and Walking Tours:

Adults $30
Seniors $30
Students $30
Members Free

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

Location

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

Located on the corner of Delancey Street. All tours start and end here.

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

Transportation

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.

Parking

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.