Virtual Experiences

If you can’t visit our historic tenement buildings in person, we offer virtual opportunities to experience the Museum. Attend one of our free public talks on YouTube, purchase tickets for a virtual tour, or host your own private event or field trip.

Color photo of the small Rogarshevsky family kitchen at 97 Orchard Street where a table with food is next to a stove, a chair, and a small bed

Virtual Tenement Tours

Purchase tickets to a live, virtual apartment tour of a family who lived in our historic buildings in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Calendar of Events

Explore our schedule of upcoming free public events on YouTube Live, and purchase tickets for upcoming virtual tours. 


Collage poster for "Private Virtual Events" with pictures from different family apartments.

Private Virtual Events

Whether you are planning a group experience for your staff, alumni group, club, family, or friends, the Tenement Museum offers truly unique virtual event options. Your guests will interact with experts, educators, or costumed interpreters, and be guided through the recreated spaces of our historic tenement buildings and the lives of the families who lived there, using videos, archival images, and oral histories.

Virtual Field Trips

The Tenement Museum’s private virtual programs offer your class a chance a ‘visit’ to our recreated apartments from anywhere in the world, with our Educators taking you into the building and apartments using pre-recorded video, and share stories of a family who lived in our historic buildings.

Watch: “Rebuild, Retell, Renew”

2021 Virtual Gala Film

What’s the Tenement Museum planning next?

Get a sneak peek of our new permanent exhibit exploring Black history in Lower Manhattan and a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing stabilization of our historic tenement buildings.

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Digital Stories

Check out our collection of online Tenement Museum content, from digital exhibitions, videos, podcasts, in-depth articles, downloads, and more!

Are you going to be in the neighborhood? Check out our in-person building and walking tours!