Neighborhood Walking Tours

Day in the Life: 1911

Tenement residents often spent much of their day outside of their apartments. On this tour, you’ll walk the same streets as the Rogarshevsky family did in 1911, to the site of the neighborhood’s pushcart market, to the very first park in the neighborhood, and to an important center of Jewish American life at the Educational Alliance, before visiting their recreated tenement apartment exhibit inside the Manny Cantor Center. Explore the neighborhood through their eyes as they balanced tradition, work, and fun on the Lower East Side. Recommended for visitors of all ages.

*This tour starts at the Tenement Museum at 103 Orchard Street and ends at the Manny Cantor Center at 197 East Broadway. The walking portion spans 0.6 miles.

Special Fall Discount | Get 30% off your next walking tour using code WALK at checkout!


As part of the 97 Orchard Street preservation project, this exhibit has been temporarily moved to the Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center, a historic social services organization formed in 1889. Explore the connection between this long-serving community center and our 1910s tenement family, the Rogarshevskys!

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.

Neighborhood Walking Tours

Day in the Life: 1911

Tenement residents often spent much of their day outside of their apartments. On this tour, you’ll walk the same streets as the Rogarshevsky family did in 1911, to the site of the neighborhood’s pushcart market, to the very first park in the neighborhood, and to an important center of Jewish American life at the Educational Alliance, before visiting their recreated tenement apartment exhibit inside the Manny Cantor Center. Explore the neighborhood through their eyes as they balanced tradition, work, and fun on the Lower East Side. Recommended for visitors of all ages.

*This tour starts at the Tenement Museum at 103 Orchard Street and ends at the Manny Cantor Center at 197 East Broadway. The walking portion spans 0.6 miles.

Special Fall Discount | Get 30% off your next walking tour using code WALK at checkout!


As part of the 97 Orchard Street preservation project, this exhibit has been temporarily moved to the Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center, a historic social services organization formed in 1889. Explore the connection between this long-serving community center and our 1910s tenement family, the Rogarshevskys!

Tour type
Neighborhood Walking Tours
Tour Location
Starts at 103 Orchard Street, Ends at Manny Cantor Center
Tour Duration
75 Minutes
Recommended ages
Ages 0 + Permitted
Not recommended for visitors with mobility issues

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Admission

  • Individual $30
  • Child Under 6- Walking tour ONLY $0

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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