Apartment Tours, Experiences

Exploring 97 Orchard Street

Go behind the scenes at the Tenement Museum for an in-depth architectural experience. Explore the layers of history preserved in the tenement’s physical fabric, examining structures, surfaces, and hidden spaces. Learn how legislative changes prompted landlords to make upgrades, and how shifting tastes in fashion are reflected in wallpapers, paint choices, and decorations. Hear about the Tenement Museum’s ongoing research and the paint experts, conservators and urban archaeologists who “read” the layers to uncover their stories. Tickets for Exploring 97 Orchard Street are $28  for adults, $23 for students & seniors.

Exploring 97 Orchard Street is available every Thursday evenings. Please select a Thursday date using the availability search on this page.

Apartment Tours, Experiences

Exploring 97 Orchard Street

Go behind the scenes at the Tenement Museum for an in-depth architectural experience. Explore the layers of history preserved in the tenement’s physical fabric, examining structures, surfaces, and hidden spaces. Learn how legislative changes prompted landlords to make upgrades, and how shifting tastes in fashion are reflected in wallpapers, paint choices, and decorations. Hear about the Tenement Museum’s ongoing research and the paint experts, conservators and urban archaeologists who “read” the layers to uncover their stories. Tickets for Exploring 97 Orchard Street are $28  for adults, $23 for students & seniors.

Exploring 97 Orchard Street is available every Thursday evenings. Please select a Thursday date using the availability search on this page.

Tour type
Apartment Tours, Experiences
Tour Location
97 Orchard Street, 1st, 2nd, & 4th Floors
Tour Duration
1.5 Hours
Recommended ages
Ages 6 + Permitted
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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Accessibility Information

  • This tour visits four different floors, climbing multiple flights of stairs, in a series of small, low lit apartments. See building diagram.
  • This tour uses an outdoor stairwell with an open stair.
  • Limited seating will be available during this tour.
  • Assistive listening devices are available if requested.

 

For more information about accessibility at the Museum please visit the Accessibility at the Museum section.