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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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The Tenement Museum preserves the history of immigration through the personal accounts of those who built lives in the Lower East Side. Visitors can view restored apartments from the 19th and 20th centuries, walk the historic neighborhood, and interact with residents to learn the stories of generations of immigrants who helped shape the American experience. The museum is available by guided tour only. Each tour focuses on a specific theme and takes visitors to a different area of the building or neighborhood.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:30
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 2 days ago

gives a nice insight in the working and living conditions of the immigrant/ lower income workers. summer time it can be very hot inside the museum. not great for little kids who are fidgety.

Thank SoCalTravelmom
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an interesting museum but my complaint is that I do not know what would be the best tour or the most interesting. We just chose the tour that coordinated with our time of arrival. Idid go on the website before hand but that...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Every American should visit this museum. The Tenement Museum is a place to learn how the immigrants lived in coming here, you learn what this country is all about. The stories are fascinating and leave you wanting more. We took the sweatshop tour, and we...More

Thank Valleyblue
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was very educational - took the 60 minute tour. Talked about the challenges the immigrants faced living in the Tenements.

Thank Eutopia09
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have done and seen everything in New York now go check out the Tenement Museum. A walk back in time to the late 1800's. You can still see, feel and smell those immigrants in this small piece of American history. The guide we...More

Thank BW2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome!!! Loved the history - loved the tour of Hard Times. Want to go back to do the other tours if I can score a discount offering. When traveling with family can get pricey. Enjoy if you go - and if in summer, be sure...More

Thank loveagoodrestaurant
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has a variety of tours available as well as a free movie. We took the HARD TIMES tour led by a fabulous guide - Emily. The Museum is an actual tenement that housed around 7000 working class immigrants. We learned about the historically...More

Thank frenchlouie
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took the "Hard Life" tour and it was excellent. Our knowledgeable guide took us back 150 years to explore the hard time of Jewish and Italian immigrants in their first year in NYC through the economic hardship and financial struggle. Take your kids and...More

Thank pinir67
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really excellent museum - fascinating history, and a very good tour guide; she brought the place alive; we did the basement German beer bar tour

Thank John F
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Tenement Museum is not like the usual museum set-up where you walk around and look at artefacts and displays and learn by reading. The Tenement Museum teaches through narrative and a journey through actual tenements and the day to day lives of residents of...More

1  Thank jengfrost
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.