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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Tour type
Neighborhood Walking Tours
Tour Location
Tour begins at 103 Orchard Street
Tour Duration
1 Hour
Recommended ages
Ages 0 + Permitted
Wheelchair Accessible

Purchase Tickets

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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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