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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

This is an interesting "museum" and there is so much information to be had. Like many docent tours, the guide can make or break the experience. We took the Irish immigrant tour and were completely underwhelmed. Our group all spoke English so it didn't appear...More

1  Thank mwaq
Reviewed yesterday

Interesting guided tour of a preserved housing unit that was the home to so many European immigrants search for the American Dream - and some actually made it.

Thank Travellingman2243
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited The Tenement Museum today on a rainy New York day and found this tour to be very authentic and well researched. Our guide Mary Kate was exceptional and delivered a truly personal historic story of two families who lived in the Tenement building....More

Thank SuellenRob
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took two tours. The educators were very knowledgeable, for the most part, and encouraged discussion. Loved seeing the interior of the old building, it had bee completely boarded up for like 50 years! One tour, offered seating during the 1-1/2 tours, the other did...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very pleased we made the effort to book this tour and visit the museum. The building has hardly been touched apart from some health and safety work and it is very interesting to see how people once lived in these buildings. Our guide was well...More

1  Thank Carol D
Reviewed 2 days ago

A destination off the beaten path and a gem if you are into New York City history. The tenements from years ago hold many dark secrets and a story to be told.

1  Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent peek at the life lived by our ancestors. Unique opportunity to see a building actually frozen in time, not a re-creation. Our guide did a wonderful job of bringing it to life through the stories of families who once lived there. Well done!

1  Thank LittlePuffy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the Hard Times tour. It was very informative. We also enjoyed the video about the museum. We enjoyed seeing the recreated apartments and would be interested in doing more of the tours!

Thank momoLar65
Reviewed 2 days ago

House has been converted to show the living conditions of different nationalities trying to survive and make a living in their new country. I went to see the Irish immigrants and the Sweatshop floors. Very interesting

Thank blackrider
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

1  Thank Tracy K
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.