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.

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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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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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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More Virtual Programs

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

A free virtual talk with Anna Angelidakis, author of Rooted in the Hood: An Intimate Portrait of New York City’s Community Gardens

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A free virtual talk with historian Kent Blansett, author of "A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement." In partnership with...

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Date: December 1, 2020

Virtual Book Talk: Jewish Cooking

A free virtual talk with Leah Koenig, author of Little Book of Jewish Appetizers, Little Book of Jewish Feasts, and Little Book of Jewish Sweets

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Date: December 8, 2020

Virtual Book Talk: Daily Bread

A free virtual talk with Antoinette Truglio Martin, author of Daily Bread, a historical novel for young adult readers.

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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.