Building Tours

Finding Home

Visit the tenement homes of the Epstein and Saez Velez families in the 1950s and 1960s. The families shared a tenement building at 103 Orchard Street, and shared a changing Lower East Side, yet had very different experiences as Jewish Holocaust survivors and Puerto Rican migrants. What was it like to live in a neighborhood becoming more racially and culturally diverse and how did newly arrived families find a sense of belonging? Visitors will explore these questions through the memories of the families and the historical context of the mid-20th Century while touring their recreated homes.

Members, book your tickets with our member request form!

Please note: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, two weeks out from last dose, is required before taking a building tour for all visitors ages 5+. Children ages 5-11 who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or are unable to be vaccinated can attend a neighborhood walking tour or visit us virtually through our virtual programs and events. Children under 5 cannot attend building tours at this time.

 

Catch a SNEAK PEEK of the Epstein apartment through Bella’s nostalgic return to her childhood home after many years.

Building Tours

Finding Home

Visit the tenement homes of the Epstein and Saez Velez families in the 1950s and 1960s. The families shared a tenement building at 103 Orchard Street, and shared a changing Lower East Side, yet had very different experiences as Jewish Holocaust survivors and Puerto Rican migrants. What was it like to live in a neighborhood becoming more racially and culturally diverse and how did newly arrived families find a sense of belonging? Visitors will explore these questions through the memories of the families and the historical context of the mid-20th Century while touring their recreated homes.

Members, book your tickets with our member request form!

Please note: Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, two weeks out from last dose, is required before taking a building tour for all visitors ages 5+. Children ages 5-11 who are not vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or are unable to be vaccinated can attend a neighborhood walking tour or visit us virtually through our virtual programs and events. Children under 5 cannot attend building tours at this time.

 

Catch a SNEAK PEEK of the Epstein apartment through Bella’s nostalgic return to her childhood home after many years.

Tour type
Building Tours
Tour Location
103 Orchard
Tour Duration
60 minutes
Recommended ages
Ages 5 + Permitted
Wheelchair Accessible

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

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Ticket Price

Tickets:

Adult $30
Senior $30
Student $30
Member Free

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.

Proof of full vaccination is required for this tour

Please follow our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

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