Apartment Tours

Working Women: 100 Years Apart

Visit the recreated tenement homes of the Gumpertz and Wong families, who lived on the same block of Orchard Street in the 1870s and the 1970s. Natalie Gumpertz, who arrived from Germany, and Mrs. Wong, from China, were both immigrant mothers who worked in the garment industry, separated by a century. Explore their lives and their communities, and how immigration laws impacted both families in different ways. On this interactive tour, you’ll consider immigrant women’s roles in their families, and how ideas of American identity and citizenship created different trajectories for Chinese and German immigrants.

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.

Apartment Tours

Working Women: 100 Years Apart

Visit the recreated tenement homes of the Gumpertz and Wong families, who lived on the same block of Orchard Street in the 1870s and the 1970s. Natalie Gumpertz, who arrived from Germany, and Mrs. Wong, from China, were both immigrant mothers who worked in the garment industry, separated by a century. Explore their lives and their communities, and how immigration laws impacted both families in different ways. On this interactive tour, you’ll consider immigrant women’s roles in their families, and how ideas of American identity and citizenship created different trajectories for Chinese and German immigrants.

Tour type
Apartment Tours
Tour Location
Tour begins at 103 Orchard Street
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.

Masking is required on all indoor tours and in the Visitor Center.

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