Virtual Tenement Tours

You can now visit the Tenement Museum from anywhere in the world. During a live, online tour, our Tenement Museum Educators will take you into the historically restored apartments using pre-recorded video, audio and images, and share stories of a family who lived in our historic buildings in the 19th and 20th centuries. Along with a glimpse of the past, visitors glean insights from educators who offer historical perspectives that relate to current conversations about immigration.

Our virtual tours are currently offered select days throughout the week. Select a family tour to learn our upcoming schedule. 

Virtual building tours are $10/device, Costumed Interpreter/Meet the Residents tours are $15/device. All virtual tours are free for Museum members.

Make a Date for Valentine’s Day!

Virtual LOVE at the Tenement

Three times available February 12-14, 2021!

Join us for a virtual tour exploring the Rogarshevsky family, a Jewish American family from Lithuania who lived in 97 Orchard Street in the 1910s.

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Visit the 1930s home of Adolpho and Rosaria Baldizzi, immigrants from Sicily who lived at 97 Orchard Street.

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Travel back to 1860s New York to visit Joseph and Bridget Moore, Irish immigrants living with their children at 97 Orchard Street.

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Visit the 1960s home of the Saez Velez family, who migrated from Puerto Rico and lived at 103 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side.

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In this interactive program, meet John or Caroline Schneider, the proprietors of 97 Orchard Street's first business — a lager beer saloon.

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Journey back in time to 1916 and learn from an actor playing Victoria Confino, a real 14-year-old girl who immigrated to the United States in 1913.

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Join us for a virtual walking tour exploring the history of the Lower East Side through its architecture over the course of 200 years.

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More Virtual Programs

Upcoming free/suggested donation book talks, lectures, and specialty tours streamed to YouTube Live.

A virtual book talk with Jane Ziegelman, author of "97 Orchard Street: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement."

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A virtual book talk with Scott Seligman, author of "The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City."

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A virtual book talk with Scott Seligman, author of "The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902: Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City."

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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.