Neighborhood Walking Tours

Walking tours at the Tenement Museum provide visitors with a curated exploration of the often-forgotten places, unexplored spaces, and untold stories that have shaped one of America’s iconic immigrant neighborhood. By visiting historical sites in the dynamic and ever-changing Lower East Side, visitors learn about the neighborhood’s past, engage with the neighborhood’s present, and identify their role in their own neighborhood’s future.

The Grand Street Guild and Saint Marys Church
Neighborhood Walking Tours

Building on the Lower East Side

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

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Neighborhood Walking Tours

Then and Now

Compare present and past! Explore how immigrant communities have changed and shaped the Lower East Side to reflect the values and interests of its residents.

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Historic photo of the Forward Building on the Lower East Side
Neighborhood Walking Tours

Outside the Home

Step into the past and walk in the footsteps of immigrants to discover the neighborhood landmarks of their lives on the Lower East Side.

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Food display
Neighborhood Walking Tours

Foods of the Lower East Side

Taste dumplings, fried plantains, pretzels, and more while exploring what food can tell us about immigration history, the Lower East Side, and American culture.

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Apartment Tours, Neighborhood Walking Tours, Experiences

A Day in the Life: Rogarshevsky

Explore the story of the Rogarshevsky family by taking a journey through the Lower East Side and visiting their 1911 recreated home in 97 Orchard Street.

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About Walking Tours

The Lower East Side

The Tenement Museum preserves and celebrates the Lower East Side’s storied history of the immigrant experience.