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.

Costumed Interpreter Tours:

Saturday, February 8th!

LIVE! at Schneider’s Saloon

On select Saturdays throughout the year, you can meet John and Caroline Schneider, married German immigrants and proprietors of 97 Orchard Street’s first, and longest-lived business — a German beer saloon. Interact with actors playing the roles of John and Caroline, while visiting their 1870s saloon and tenement apartment.

Victoria Confino

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.

Tenement Inspectors

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.

Upcoming Special Evening Tours & Programs:

Every Thursday evening the Tenement Museum hosts special tours, programs, and events not offered daily.

Exploring 97 Orchard Street

Every Thursday evening

Explore the curation and preservation of 97 Orchard Street, a historic tenement and discover how landlords and tenants left their mark on the building.

Tastings at the Tenement

1st, 2nd, & 5th Thursday of the month

Taste a variety of foods from our neighborhood and discuss the role of food in immigration history, the neighborhood, and wider American culture.

Tenement Bedrooms

1st & last Thursday of the month

Take an intimate look at the most private space of a home: the bedroom, which holds the stories of childbirth, contraception, and everything in between.

Life and Death at the Tenement

1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month

Explore themes of disease, medicine, immigration, and reform in the lives of the former residents of the Museum’s two tenement buildings.