Virtual Tenement Tours

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.

Click through to the individual tour pages below to see our upcoming schedule, or use our full tour calendar to search by day of the week.

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

Automatic captioning is available for all virtual tours. For live captioning or ASL interpretation please contact [email protected] two weeks in advance.

Explore how Black and African Americans shaped Lower Manhattan as they made homes, businesses, and communities there.

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A virtual tour exploring how immigrant women fed their families during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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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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On this virtual tour, we’ll explore stories of the Wongs, a Chinese American family who moved to the Lower East Side and lived in 103 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 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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Watch: “Rebuild, Retell, Renew”  2021 Virtual Gala Film

What’s the Tenement Museum planning next?

Get a sneak peek of our new permanent exhibit exploring Black history in Lower Manhattan and a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing stabilization of our historic tenement buildings.

More Virtual Programs

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

Join us for a discussion of historian Leslie Harris’ seminal book, In the Shadow of Slavery, which shines light on African American history in New York from...

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Join Essex Market and the Tenement Museum for a celebration through food of the past and present of the Lower East Side’s Spanish Caribbean communities.

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Black and white photo of Max Marcus' auction house. The space is small and crowded with adults sitting together and rows of lights hanging low above

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.

Ms. Wong, an Asian woman with short black hair, puts her arm around her young son Kevin who smiles.

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.