Plan a Visit

What to Know Before You Visit

Tours and guided experiences are the only ways to access the historic tenement buildings.

All tours and experiences are guided and led by a Museum educator.

Tour type

Tours and guided experiences often sell out. Purchase tickets in advance to reserve a specific tour, day, and time.

Recommended ages

Infants, babies, and children under age 6 are not permitted on many of our guided tours and experiences. See recommendations for families.

We offer tour recommendations, assistive materials, and free curated experiences for visitors with disabilities. See accessibility options.

Every day the history of immigration comes alive at the Tenement Museum. On guided apartment tours, neighborhood walking tours, and experiences, visitors discover real-life stories of immigrants, migrants, and refugees who called New York City’s Lower East Side home. Visitors share in their stories and step back in time to understand how their hopes and dreams, challenges and triumphs helped to define the American identity, and discover connections to America’s ongoing immigration story today.

The Tenement Museum offers timed tours and experiences throughout the day, each focused on a different era, location, and topic.

Our offerings include:

Apartment Tours, exploring recreated spaces inside our historic tenement building; Neighborhood Walking Tours, exploring the Lower East Side; and Experiences, such as costumed interpreter tours and other Events.

Tours and guided experiences regularly sell out; we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Please note our daily tour schedules are posted online 6 weeks in advance.

How to Buy Tickets

Select a date, time, and the number of tickets required.

Choose from the available tours and guided experiences.

Purchase tickets online or call 1-877-975-3786, Monday–Saturday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm ET.

The Tenement Museum

Tenement Apartment Tours

Explore historically restored tenement buildings 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 untold stories in a curated exploration of New York’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood that defined the immigrant experience.

Experiences

Visitors can explore the themes of migration and immigration through programs, events, and experiences covering such topics as food history, music, health, and politics, that are not included on our daily schedule of tours.

Summer 2019 Exhibit!

June 8 thru Sept 8 | Saturdays & Sundays

Visit Tenement Museum on weekends this summer to experience a special pop-up exhibit featuring contemporary photo portraits of immigrant business owners by photographer Tesfa Alexander, paired with historic photos of immigrant-owned businesses from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s.


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. It is also where the Museum hosts special events, such as our Late Night Thursday experiences and Tenement Talks.

The Visitor Center and Museum Shop are open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days. See below for our hours of operation.

Monday 10:00 am–6:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am–6:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am–6:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am–8:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am–6:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am–6:30 pm

Ticket Prices


Tours:

Adults $27
Students (age 6-17) $22
College $22
Seniors (age 65+) $22
Members Free
*Additional discounts my apply to your visit. Please see details below.

Shop Life & Under One Roof

Adults $29
Students (age 6-17) $24
College $24
Seniors (age 65+) $24
Members Free

Foods of the Lower East Side:

Adults $45
Students (age 6-17) $40
College $40
Seniors (age 65+) $40
Members $22.50

*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 1-877-975-3786.

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.