Tenement Apartment Tours

Day in the Life: 1902

This combination apartment and walking tour takes you into the world of tenement families to explore the challenges and changes faced by Jewish immigrant mothers in 1902. Visit the Levine family’s tenement apartment, where Jennie Levine managed a household and oversaw family finances while her husband ran a garment factory in their front room. Then, walk the streets of the Lower East Side to see where and how women organized the kosher meat boycott of 1902, led by women like Jennie, which both divided and united Jewish Lower East Siders. This interactive tour invites you to explore how women asserted their rights before they had rights as citizens, and how they inspired future generations and movements.

*This is a hybrid walking/building tour.

As part of the 97 Orchard Street preservation project, the Levine family apartment exhibit has been temporarily moved to our second historic tenement at 103 Orchard Street. Explore the fascinating story behind this 1888 tenement and its shared history with 97 Orchard in our newest digital exhibit, Brick by Brick: The Many Lives of 103 Orchard Street!

Please note: Masking is required on all indoor tours and in the Visitor Center. Children under 5 cannot attend building tours at this time. Instead, they can attend a neighborhood walking tour or visit us virtually.

Tenement Apartment Tours

Day in the Life: 1902

This combination apartment and walking tour takes you into the world of tenement families to explore the challenges and changes faced by Jewish immigrant mothers in 1902. Visit the Levine family’s tenement apartment, where Jennie Levine managed a household and oversaw family finances while her husband ran a garment factory in their front room. Then, walk the streets of the Lower East Side to see where and how women organized the kosher meat boycott of 1902, led by women like Jennie, which both divided and united Jewish Lower East Siders. This interactive tour invites you to explore how women asserted their rights before they had rights as citizens, and how they inspired future generations and movements.

*This is a hybrid walking/building tour.

As part of the 97 Orchard Street preservation project, the Levine family apartment exhibit has been temporarily moved to our second historic tenement at 103 Orchard Street. Explore the fascinating story behind this 1888 tenement and its shared history with 97 Orchard in our newest digital exhibit, Brick by Brick: The Many Lives of 103 Orchard Street!
Tour type
Tenement Apartment Tours
Tour Location
Tour begins at 103 Orchard Street
Tour Duration
75 minutes
Recommended ages
Ages 5 + Permitted
Not recommended for visitors with mobility issues

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Admission

  • Individual $30

Member

  • Member $0

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. Submit an inquiry.

Masking is required on all indoor tours and in the Visitor Center.

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