Neighborhood Walking Tours

Outside the Home

Step out the doors and walk in the footsteps of immigrants past to discover the neighborhood landmarks of their lives on the Lower East Side, gaining insights into life beyond the walls of the home. Discover important locations like the towering Jarmulowsky Bank building, where immigrants deposited (and eventually lost) their life savings; the Daily Forward building, where socialists fought for worker rights; and PS 42, where generations learned how to be “American.”

This tour stops outside of many different buildings and landmarks on the Lower East Side, including:

  • 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
  • Eldridge Street Synagogue, the historic landmark built in 1887 by Eastern European immigrants
  • The Loew’s Canal Theater built in 1926 and where residents would spend an evening of entertainment
  • PS 42, where many of the neighborhood’s children went to school
  • Jarmulowsky Bank Building, where many immigrants entrusted their savings

 

We encourage visitors to reserve tickets in advance, as tickets regularly sell out. Space is limited to 25 visitors per time slot for Outside the Home. 

Ticket Price: Adults – $27, Seniors, Students, College – $22
Neighborhood Walking Tours

Outside the Home

Step out the doors and walk in the footsteps of immigrants past to discover the neighborhood landmarks of their lives on the Lower East Side, gaining insights into life beyond the walls of the home. Discover important locations like the towering Jarmulowsky Bank building, where immigrants deposited (and eventually lost) their life savings; the Daily Forward building, where socialists fought for worker rights; and PS 42, where generations learned how to be “American.”

This tour stops outside of many different buildings and landmarks on the Lower East Side, including:

  • 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
  • Eldridge Street Synagogue, the historic landmark built in 1887 by Eastern European immigrants
  • The Loew’s Canal Theater built in 1926 and where residents would spend an evening of entertainment
  • PS 42, where many of the neighborhood’s children went to school
  • Jarmulowsky Bank Building, where many immigrants entrusted their savings

 

We encourage visitors to reserve tickets in advance, as tickets regularly sell out. Space is limited to 25 visitors per time slot for Outside the Home. 

Ticket Price: Adults – $27, Seniors, Students, College – $22
Tour type
Neighborhood Walking Tours
Tour Location
Approximately 1 Mile
Tour Duration
1.5 Hours
Recommended ages
Ages 6 + Permitted
Wheelchair Accessible

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

We’re sorry, but it looks like there aren’t any tours scheduled for your selected date. Please note our daily tour schedules are posted online 6 weeks in advance.

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Accessibility Information

  • Walking tours follow wheelchair accessible routes.
  • Assistive listening devices are available if requested.

 

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

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