Building Tours

At Home in 1869

Hear the story of Joseph and Bridget Moore, Irish immigrants raising their three children in 97 Orchard Street in 1869. Through their recreated apartment, learn about their experiences in a mostly German neighborhood, and explore how they maintained their Irish identity in the face of discrimination. How were they making an Irish home in the heart of ‘Little Germany’?

This tour is available starting November 26th.

At Home: 1869 is only available on weekends.

Please note: 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 virtual programs and eventsChildren under 5 cannot attend building tours at this time.
Building Tours

At Home in 1869

Hear the story of Joseph and Bridget Moore, Irish immigrants raising their three children in 97 Orchard Street in 1869. Through their recreated apartment, learn about their experiences in a mostly German neighborhood, and explore how they maintained their Irish identity in the face of discrimination. How were they making an Irish home in the heart of ‘Little Germany’?

This tour is available starting November 26th.

At Home: 1869 is only available on weekends.

Please note: 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 virtual programs and eventsChildren under 5 cannot attend building tours at this time.
Tour type
Building Tours
Tour Location
97 Orchard Street, 4th Floor
Tour Duration
60 minutes
Recommended ages
Ages 12 +
Not recommended for visitors with mobility issues

Tickets are available at the Visitor Center on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Ticket Price

At Home: 1869 is only available on weekends.

Tickets

Adults $30
Seniors $30
Students $30
Members Free

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You can host a private tour for a small group at a flat rate of $360 (Monday – Friday between 10 am – 5 pm) and $450 outside of business hours and on weekends and holidays. Members receive a 15% discount. Inquire here.

Proof of vaccination is required for this tour

Please follow our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

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