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
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.
Under One Roof | Capacity: 15-30 persons
Discover stories of Lower East Side arrivals who lived at 103 Orchard Street in the 1950s through the 1980s and worked in the neighborhood’s garment industry.
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.
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.