Apartment Tours

Hard Times: 1880s

Step into the community of Little Germany in the 1880s, one of the earliest immigrant neighborhoods in the United States. On this tour, you’ll visit the tenement apartment of Natalie Gumpertz and her daughters, and the saloon run downstairs by John and Caroline Schneider. What challenges did they have to overcome as tenement residents, small business owners, and German immigrants? How did they form community across religious, political and social differences?

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.

Apartment Tours

Hard Times: 1880s

Step into the community of Little Germany in the 1880s, one of the earliest immigrant neighborhoods in the United States. On this tour, you’ll visit the tenement apartment of Natalie Gumpertz and her daughters, and the saloon run downstairs by John and Caroline Schneider. What challenges did they have to overcome as tenement residents, small business owners, and German immigrants? How did they form community across religious, political and social differences?

Tour type
Apartment Tours
Tour Location
97 Orchard, Ground Floor & 2nd Floor (no elevator or lift access on this tour)
Tour Duration
60 minutes
Recommended ages
Ages 5 + Permitted

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Admission

  • Individual $30

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  • 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.

Proof of vaccination is required for this tour

Please follow our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

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