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.
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.