Neighborhood Walking Tours

Outside the Home

Public and neighborhood spaces have always been part of New Yorkers daily lives, offering community beyond the walls of home. On this walking tour, we’ll look at how Lower East Siders shaped and were shaped by their neighborhood over the 19th and early 20th Centuries. From stores to parks, movie theaters to schools, discover how these spaces became important centers for navigating identity, advocacy, and cultural exchange.  

This tour discusses the people and stories behind public spaces and landmarks on the Lower East Side. Among others, stops on this tour include:  

  • The Daily Forward Building, where Jewish socialists championed for workers’ rights in the early 1900s 
  • Seward Park, the first municipal playground in the United States 
  • Jarmulowsky Bank Building, where many immigrants entrusted their savings 

Outside the Home is offered on Saturdays and Sundays, and tickets are available to purchase four to six weeks in advance.

Ticket Price: Adults/Seniors/Students – $30; Members – free (click here to reserve Member tickets)

You can also host a private walking tour for a small group at a flat rate of $250 (Members 15% discount). Inquire here.

Neighborhood Walking Tours

Outside the Home

Public and neighborhood spaces have always been part of New Yorkers daily lives, offering community beyond the walls of home. On this walking tour, we’ll look at how Lower East Siders shaped and were shaped by their neighborhood over the 19th and early 20th Centuries. From stores to parks, movie theaters to schools, discover how these spaces became important centers for navigating identity, advocacy, and cultural exchange.  

This tour discusses the people and stories behind public spaces and landmarks on the Lower East Side. Among others, stops on this tour include:  

  • The Daily Forward Building, where Jewish socialists championed for workers’ rights in the early 1900s 
  • Seward Park, the first municipal playground in the United States 
  • Jarmulowsky Bank Building, where many immigrants entrusted their savings 

Outside the Home is offered on Saturdays and Sundays, and tickets are available to purchase four to six weeks in advance.

Ticket Price: Adults/Seniors/Students – $30; Members – free (click here to reserve Member tickets)

You can also host a private walking tour for a small group at a flat rate of $250 (Members 15% discount). Inquire here.

Tour type
Neighborhood Walking Tours
Tour Location
Approximately 1 Mile
Tour Duration
1 Hours
Recommended ages
Ages 0 + Permitted
Wheelchair Accessible

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

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Tour groups have a maximum of 8 people (limited number of households)

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