Daytime Groups

Plan a group visit to the Tenement Museum! Group visits for groups of 15 or more can be scheduled throughout the day from 10am-6pm. Daytime slots book up quickly, so early reservations are recommended. Daytime groups must book at least 4 weeks in advance.

Daytime Groups are accepted based on the following schedule:

Starting March 1: Reservations accepted for July – August
Starting April 1: Reservations accepted for September – December
Starting September 1: Reservations accepted for January – June

To make a daytime group reservation, please complete the appropriate online group reservation form via the links below:

K-12 | Adult | College/University | Senior (65+)

If you need assistance with booking a daytime group, please contact [email protected] or call 646-518-3064.

Resources for Groups

Group Rates


Adults $20

Foods of the Lower East Side $35
Apartment + Walking Tour $28
Apartment + Food Tour $44

Seniors $18

Foods of the Lower East Side $30
Apartment + Walking Tour $25
Apartment + Food Tour $38

College Students $18

Foods of the Lower East Side $30
Apartment + Walking Tour $25
Apartment + Food Tour $38

Group Programs

Groups visiting the Tenement Museum must choose a museum program for their group. Learn about our programs below. Only certain programs are available at group times throughout the day.

September – June
Monday – Friday: 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm

Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am, 11:00am, 4:00pm

July – August
Monday – Sunday: 10:00am, 11:00am, 4:00pm


APARTMENTS TOURS

Hard Times | Capacity: 15-30 persons
Find inspiration in the immigrant experiences of the Gumpertz and Baldizzi families as they overcome economic struggles on the road to the American dream.


Sweatshop Workers | Capacity: 15-30 persons
Explore the ways immigrants navigated work, family, culture and religion at the turn of the century through the stories of the Levine and Rogarshevky families.


Irish Outsiders | Capacity: 15-24 persons

The Irish Outsiders tour explores immigration, discrimination, and policies on health, sanitation, and housing through the story of Bridget and Joseph Moore.


Shop Life | Capacity: 15-30 persons

Visit a recreated 1870s lager beer saloon and the apartment of it’s proprietors as well as an interactive multimedia exhibit exploring past 97 Orchard shops.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD WALKING TOURS

Outside the Home | Capacity: 15-45 persons
Gain insight into how immigrants of the Lower East Side may spent their days once they stepped outside their homes.


Then and Now | Capacity: 15-30 persons

Explore how immigration over the past 100 years has changed and shaped the Lower East Side to reflect its residents.


Building on the Lower East Side | Capacity: 15-30 persons

Explore the architecture of the Lower East Side to discover how people and communities have shaped the streetscape over the last 200 years.


Foods of the Lower East Side | Capacity: 15-30 persons
Taste dumplings, fried plantains, cream puffs, and more while exploring the immigrant experience and some of the ways immigrant foods have shape American food.

 

EXPERIENCES

Victoria Confino | Capacity: 15-30 persons
Travel back to 1916 with Victoria Confino, a 14-year-old immigrant, to discover her family’s unique journey to becoming American at 97 Orchard Street.

 

Group FAQs

The Tenement Museum is accessible by guided tour only.

Group visits are for 15 people or more. If your group is smaller than 15, please purchase tickets online. Depending on the number of people in your group and program availability, your group may be split on different programs.

All groups check in at the Museum Shop and Visitor Center at 103 Orchard Street, at the corner of Delancey Street.

We recommend choosing a tour based on the themes that best fit your group’s interests. If your group includes small children, we recommend the Victoria Confino tour. Please note: children 5 and under are not permitted on tours of 97 Orchard except on the Victoria Confino tour.

The length of your program depends on the tour(s) you choose and your group size. Most programs last one to two hours.

If you are running late on the day of your tour, please call the Museum Visitor Center and shop at 1-877-975-3786.

Please be aware that we are unable to extend or reschedule your tour in the event that you are running late. If your group arrives 30 minutes late or more we reserve the right to cancel your group tour(s). The Museum cannot issue refunds to groups whose tours are cancelled due to lateness.

The Museum Shop and Visitor Center cannot accommodate large groups. If your group would like to visit the Museum Shop, please split into smaller groups of ten people or fewer and be prepared to take turns going inside. A visit to the Museum Shop is not included in your tour programming.

The Tenement Museum does not have any eating facilities available to groups. If you are planning on bringing your own food, nearby Seward Park provides benches and plenty of space for groups to spread out and eat. Seward Park is located five blocks southeast from the Museum at Hester & Essex streets.

The Lower East Side is also home to a number of excellent restaurants. Visit our Neighborhood Guide for suggestions.

Restrooms are available in the lower level of our Museum Shop and Visitor Center. If possible, please have your group use the restroom prior to your arrival at the Museum.

All group tours of the Tenement Museum are given in English. In some cases, the Museum may be able to provide a foreign language tour to your group. Written guides are also available for some tours in French, Italian, and Spanish. If your group speaks a language other than English, please contact a Reservations Representative to discuss your options.

The Museum is open to private groups seven days a week. Please note: group visits are only scheduled at certain times during the day. Please refer to group reservations page for more information.

Please book your tour once you have a good estimate of your group size. We will attempt to make adjustments if you notify us of changes ahead of time. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate more people than anticipated. Certain minimum payments may apply.

Group rates are greatly discounted from regular admissions. Due to the generosity of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Tenement Museum is pleased to offer a limited number of free tickets to New York City Title I Public Schools. To apply to be a part of our Good Neighbor program, you must first schedule a private group tour, then complete and return the application. If your group is especially in need, please discuss your situation with the Reservations Associate.

For payment purposes, our Federal Tax ID number serves as our Vendor Number.

If you contact us more than 4 weeks in advance, we will give a full refund of any money paid. If you contact us less than 4 weeks before your tour, we cannot offer a refund.

The Tenement Museum requires a 50% deposit payment within four weeks of making your reservation. The remaining balance is due on the day of your program.

The deposit is refundable up to 4 weeks prior to the reserved date. We are not able to accommodate multiple rescheduling requests. Should the NYC Department of Education Chancellor cancel field trips due to weather, staffing strikes or other extenuating circumstances less than 4 weeks prior to your program, your deposit can be applied towards another date that school year if we are able to reschedule your program. All programs, including walking tours, will occur rain or shine, sleet or snow.

If you make a reservation less than four weeks prior to your scheduled program date, your 50% deposit will be due immediately.

Your program will be cancelled due to a late deposit.

Money orders, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express are accepted. Checks are also accepted. Please do not send cash.

Buses can rest where street space is available. Per New York City regulations, the bus driver must remain in the bus and the engine must be turned off.