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.