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Tenement Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:30
Open today: 10:00 - 18:30
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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...more
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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
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 877-975-3786
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've visited this museum twice now and taken two different tours. They have several tours and I'd go again on a different tour every time I get to NYC. The tours last about 1.5 hours and the guides are very good. You can see the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sbgLosAngeles
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is wonderful. Taking a tour of this Lower East Side tenement and seeing how people lived there in the 19th and early 20th centuries is fascinating and moving. We added a walking tour of the neighbourhood which is equally good. And the gift...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank FranandColin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Did the Irish Outsiders tour, which was fascinating both in the story and the actual tenement itself and the artifacts on display. A mention for Sarah our guide who did an excellent job.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MancMan78
Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour took an hour and was an interesting insight into the buildings history. The ‘Educator ‘ (tour guide). Was well informed and seemed invested.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank StephanieH1966
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The entire family strongly recommend the food tour. You can bring your teenagers and they will also find this interesting. Our guide Daryl was very good. After this tour we will visit the candy store and the Essex marked (this should be branded even more)...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lyngstrand
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the Hard Times and Under One Roof tour, which we booked online the day before so we didn’t miss out. While both tours were good we preferred the Under One Roof tour as it looked at immigrant like in the 1950-1980’s so was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SunTraveller84
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is a thoughtful, informative, and fascinating look at the experiences of thousands of immigrants who came to the US from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. The tours (there are six) acquaint modern-day visitors with the lives, challenges, and aspirations of our ancestors as...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Editprof
Reviewed 6 days ago

I’d wanted to visit this museum for many years. It was on my bucket list and I’m so happy that I was able to do so. It was a pretty simple subway ride to the Tenement Museum. Out Sweat Shop tour was lead by Kat,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank jilr_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this wonderful "museum" many years ago and are pleased with the improvements that have been made. I put museum in quote because it is not a bunch of dissociated objects in cases, it is actual tenement apartments that have bee n faithfully restored....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I, originally from the Bronx, relocated to So. CA 50 years ago. Darryl was our guide for the tour of Under 1 Roof. He and tour were informative, extremely interesting as well as entertaining..exposed to the lives and culture of a Jewish Holocaust...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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19 September 2019|
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Response from WallaceRoger | Reviewed this property |
They have lockers down near the restrooms, but I'm not sure if they're large enough to accommodate a full suitcase. You might want to call them and ask.
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28 August 2019|
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Response from Nolsie1 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was about 1 hour. They also had chairs if you needed to sit down.
15 August 2019|
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Response from bqkight | Reviewed this property |
More adults, but 12 years old and up might find it interesting. I wouldn’t say good for toddlers or elementary only b/c there is a lot of standing in a small room listening to an educator. Have not done any of the walking... More