Please note: The Tenement Museum is now open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm!!
Tenement Apartment Tours
Apartment tours explore historically restored tenement buildings and discover how immigrants lived here in the 19th and 20
th centuries. Along with a glimpse of the past, visitors glean insights from educators who offer historical perspectives that relate to current conversations about immigration.
Meet two families who made their living in the turn-of-the-century garment trade, discovering how they wove together work, family, culture, and religion.
Explore discrimination, cultural pride, and identity through the story of the Moore family, and visit their recreated 1869 home inside 97 Orchard Street.
Visit a recreated 1870s lager beer saloon and the apartment of its proprietors as well as an interactive multimedia exhibit exploring past 97 Orchard shops.
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.
Find inspiration in the resilience of two families as they confront economic struggles — the Gumpertzes in the 1870s, and the Baldizzis in the Great...
Travel back to 1916 with a costumed actor playing the role of 14-year-old immigrant, Victoria Confino, a former resident of 97 Orchard Street.
Explore an entire tenement building in one tour! Go behind the scenes at the Tenement Museum for an in-depth architectural experience.
Explore themes of disease, medicine, immigration, and reform in the lives of the former residents of the Museum's two tenement buildings.
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.
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LIVE! At the Tenement
Experience daily life at 97 Orchard Street by interacting with actors portraying members of the Moore(1868), Levine (1898), and Baldizzi (1935) families.
Step into 1906 to meet the landlord and a resident of 97 Orchard Street to learn firsthand about the realities of tenement life on the Lower East Side.
Live! at Schneider’s Saloon
In this interactive program, meet John and Caroline Schneider, the married proprietors of 97 Orchard Street’s first business — a lager beer saloon.
More to Explore
The Stories of 97 Orchard Street
97 Orchard Street is a historic tenement that was home to an estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations between 1863 and 1935.
The Stories of 103 Orchard Street
Over its 127 years as a residence, 103 Orchard Street was home to more than 10,000 people who reflected the diverse immigrant populations of the Lower East Side.