Building Tours

Building tours explore historically restored apartments and the immigrants and migrants families who lived here in the 19th and 20th centuries. Along with a glimpse of the past, visitors glean insights from educators who offer historical perspectives that relate to current conversations about immigration.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required before taking any tour for all visitors ages 12 and up. Children under 12 are not permitted on building tours. Instead, we suggest Meet Victoria: 1916, which takes place outdoors in the rear yard. Please take a look at our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and available tours below.


Building Tours

Hard Times: 1880s

Visit the tenement apartment of Natalie Gumpertz and her daughters, and the saloon run downstairs by John and Caroline Schneider.

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Building Tours

Tenement Women: 1902

The year is 1902 and the streets of the Lower East Side are alight with the protests of thousands of Jewish women. A hike in the price of kosher meat threatened...

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This combination building and walking tour invites you into the world of the Baldizzi family during the Great Depression.

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Explore the story of the Rogarshevsky family by taking a journey through the Lower East Side and visiting their 1911 recreated home in 97 Orchard Street.

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Building Tours

Under One Roof

Explore the stories of the Saez Velez and Wong families in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Building Tours

Finding Home

Visit the tenement homes of the Epstein and Saez Velez families in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Children Under 12 Permitted, Meet the Residents

Meet Victoria: 1916

Journey back in time to 1916 for an immersive experience with an actor playing Victoria Confino, a real teenager who immigrated to the United States in 1913....

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

Please make sure you read through the visitor Covid-19 safety guidelines to help orient you before you arrive and ensure you get the most out of your experience.

Can’t visit in person? Visit our Virtual Experiences page to learn more about our ticketed virtual tours, private virtual events, free public events, and virtual field trips for students.

The Tenement Museum reserves the right to refuse or revoke the admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines. Please contact Visitor Services at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns relating to your visit.