The Tenement Museum offers interesting programs, events, and experiences beyond our regularly scheduled tours that provide visitors the opportunity to explore the themes of migration and immigration through the history of food, music, health, politics, and more.
Upcoming Thursday Evening Tours & Programs:
Every Thursday the Tenement Museum hosts special tours, programs, and events not offered daily.
Seeking Access and Equality in Education
As part of our acclaimed Tenement Talk series, join us for a free panel discussion on equality in education in partnership with Scholars Strategy Network.
Costumed Interpreter Tours:
Discover life as an immigrant in 1916 through the eyes of 14-year-old Victoria Confino. A costumed actor portraying Victoria provides a first-person perspective inside her apartment. A family-friendly tour, visitors can engage with Victoria, explore her home, and ask questions about her daily life and the journey of becoming American.
LIVE! at the Tenement
On select Sundays throughout the year, the past comes alive as you experience moments of daily life at 97 Orchard Street and interact with actors portraying tenement residents in multiple apartments.
On select Sundays throughout the year, visitors can step into 1906 to meet a landlord and resident of 97 Orchard Street, and learn about the struggle for healthy and safe housing on the Lower East Side.
View our daily tour schedule
Summer 2019 Exhibit!
June 8 thru Sept 8 | Saturdays & Sundays
Visit the Tenement Museum on weekends this summer to experience a special pop-up exhibit featuring contemporary photo portraits of immigrant business owners by photographer Tesfa Alexander, paired with historic photos of immigrant-owned businesses from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s