Tenement Museum: American Immigrant History & Tours
Located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan on 97 and 103 Orchard Street, the Tenement Museum depicts the lives of over 15,000 immigrants who lived there between 1869 to the 1980s. A designated National Historic Site, the museum is comprised of two tenement buildings that were built in 1863. Tour the buildings to learn all about American immigrant history and visit the restored apartments and businesses of past residents and merchants from the different eras. Meet the residents, walk the neighborhood, and discover the culture that shaped history as we know it. The museum includes a visitors' center and gift shop and showcases documentary films and exhibitions including "Under One Roof." Choose the tour that interests you or combine a few to get the ultimate Tenement experience.
Friday - Wednesday: 10 am - 6:30 pm, Thursday: 10 am - 8:30 pm
Late Night Thursday
Lectures & Talks
How long do the tours at Tenement Museum take?
All tours run between one and two hours, depending on which tour you choose and your group size. Double that if you combine two tours for an afternoon at the Tenement Museum. All tours start and end at 103 Orchard Street.
How do I pick a tour for the Tenement Museum?
There are a few different tour options to choose from at the Tenement Museum. Tours are given based on interest. There is a guided walkthrough of restored apartments and businesses from different time periods. There is a tour to meet the residents at 97 Orchard Street. There is a neighborhood walking tour around the Lower East Side and visitors can pick which type of families to visit, from Jewish to Italian to Irish. Visit the website to follow their guide in choosing the tour for you.