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Tenement Museum

103 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-3102
+1 877-975-3786
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
103 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-3102
Lower East Side
+1 877-975-3786
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on the Irish tour of this museum which focused on one Irish family who lived in the building around the corner in the 19th century. The tour was done well by Alexandra who was informative and friendly. I understand the sweat shop tour...More

Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was so interesting to see how immigrants lived and how the tenements changed for the better over the years.

Thank JLK654
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing......what an insight to how families lived and worked in the Tenements. The heat, cold and cramped conditions, you could visualise it all. Especially with a fantastic tour guide who was passionate about their story........would liked to have booked another tour!

Thank milkyway1954
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took the Hard Times guided tour. I thought this tour would be right up my alley but it wasn't. It was unbearably hot (not the tour's fault ... obviously tenements were not air conditioned). Our guide seemed knowledgeable but was not a good story...More

Thank thisisgettingold
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stepping back in the 1860's, exploring the everyday life of the first German immigrants arriving in Manhattan was definitely an unique experience. The impressive researches led by the museum to go back over the further integration of these immigrants allowed them to resurface and collect...More

Thank SunnyWay33
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a MUST see! If you are even remotely interested in learning about early immigration in NYC, you must come here. Seeing the tiny apartments and the amount of life that was between those walls is both sad and inspiring. You can feel the...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Tenement Museum brings alive the lives of the millions of immigrants whose first stop was the Lower East Side between 1869 and 1935. Visitors can select a theme or immigrant focus and learn about tenement live inside the residence of the family that occupied...More

Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is a rare experience. Three tenements have been restored in an old building, and guided tours are full of stories of the people who lived there and their current descendants. This is the neighborhood which welcomed NY's first immigrants and freed slaves. Their...More

Thank sally10034
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our high hopes weren't realized. We chose the "Shop Life" tour and left after 45 minutes. We were brought to a reconstructed tavern and sat in the room for the entire time we were there. We were shown a few artifacts, but basically our guide...More

Thank padlyn
Reviewed 3 days ago

We left this museum thinking about how our relatives may have lived after coming through Ellis Island. We enjoyed the two tours we took-a walking tour of the area and one of the inside of the museum...the guides were full of information and no questions...More

Thank Bobbi P
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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If I book a tour and it is over at 1pm can I do another tour that start right after? At 1pm. I want to do a Hard Times tour from noon to 1pm and than a walking tour that starts at 1pm. Is this possible?
26 April 2017|
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Response from Amanda W | Reviewed this property |
They are ally prompt with start and finish times so I am sure you could, however the tours are extremely popular so just make sure you book way in advance. Enjoy!
I'm coming to NYC (world events permitting) this year and a work colleague has recommended a visit to the Tenement Museum. I've had a look at the website and it looks fascinating. My question is does the museum take part in any of the 'visitor attraction passes' that I have seen advertised (such as NYGO Select, NY Explorer, CityPass, etc.). I have looked at the lists of attractions on a few of those but could not find the Tenement Museum listed. Basically, as we are on a budget, I'm looking to save a bit of money on entry fees across the various attractions we would like to visit in your amazing city. Thank you for any advice.
25 April 2017|
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Response from hhautledesma | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the CityPass booklets and did get to quite a few of the attactions, the Tenement Museum was not included in anything I could find, but definitely worth it. We did the Statute of Liberty, Ellis Island (did pay... More
Jerry D
What is the address of this Museum?
29 January 2017|
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Response from davidhQ9728BH | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the museum is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 103 Orchard Street--to be exact. If you can google Tenement Museum New York Cite for its webiste and other information.