Virtual Tenement Tours

We are excited to announce our curated schedule of virtual tours for the spring season! You now have multiple opportunities to explore the Museum from anywhere in the world, with nine different virtual tour programs offered at least once every week, Tuesdays through Fridays.

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.

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Virtual: Reclaiming Black Spaces

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

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Virtual: Epstein Family

What does it mean to belong? Join us on a virtual visit to the home of the Epstein Family in the 1950s, where Kalman and Rivka Epstein lived as refugees...

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Virtual: Moore Family

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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Virtual: Wong Family

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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Virtual: Rogarshevsky Family

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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Virtual: Saez-Velez Family

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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Virtual: Life and Death in 1918

Join us on an exploration of the flu pandemic of 1918.  It would become the deadliest pandemic in human history so far, leaving a lasting legacy on...

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Virtual: Baldizzi Family

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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Ad for "Virtual Tenement Museum Gala" on April 29 at 7:30 PM

Watch our Virtual Gala Film

You’ll 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.

All funds raised for this gala will provide crucial support for the Museum’s continued survival, and right now, you can double your impact!

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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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.