Lower East Side Tenement Museum

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103 Orchard St (at Delancey St)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 982-8420
History Museum
Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun: 10:00 AM–6:30 PM Thu: 10:00 AM–8:30 PM

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  • About 7,000 people, mostly immigrants, lived in this five-story building from 1863 to 1935. Tours trace the lives of five typical families. - Green Guide Editor
  • The gift shop is one of my favorite stores in NYC. So many great books.
  • Really interesting way to spend an hour of your weekend! Totally worth the trip, but check ahead of time to see when tours leave.
  • Museum guides interpret several generations of immigrant life in a five-story tenement building. Tours last 1hr, are limited to 15 people, and should be booked in advance. No A/C. - Green Guide Editor
  • Learn about the people and conditions that inspired the first Junior League volunteers to serve their community by visiting the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
  • On the Confino tour, descendants of Victoria Confino helped develop the Victoria character, a historical interpretation of the real person you'll meet on the tour, even down to her sense of humor.
  • The museum hosts a great lecture series called Tenement Talks, featuring many authors and historians.
  • The museum offers great educational talks about the history and story of the neighborhood.
  • THIRTEEN members get 10% off Museum admission and 10% gift shop discount in this museum that presents the history of urban immigrant life on New York Citys Lower East Side!
  • You won't be disappointed with any of the tours! All of them are unique. The guides are passionate and amazing storytellers.
  • This is a tour based museum, the website will tell you the duration. Tours can sell out but you can buy online or at the museum. Take the Foods of LES tour when it's warm and bring your appetite!
  • One of the top 10 quintessential NYC experiences. Around 7000 families lived in these tenements from the mid 19th - 20th centuries. Amazing tours and bonus: the BEST bookshop in NYC (seriously).
  • Yes the tours are a little pricey, but there is free admission for AAM members! The guides are very informative and I learned so much on the Shop Life tour.
  • They have great photobooks at a fair price in the store.
  • Take tours of the Lower East Side and re-live what it was like to live in the area during times of great despair and triumph.
  • Place is a joke. Overpriced way to be talked to like a kindergartener while learning absolutely nothing. Nothing.
  • Take the Victoria Confino tour for a very interactive, lively experience with a great actress/historical interpreter!
  • Once home to 7,000 immigrants between 1863 and 1935, the museum now provides a unique look into the lives of its former residents. 50% discount on admission for National Trust members.
  • Take a Neighborhood Walking Tour to visit Lower East Side sites important to immigrants past & present.
  • If you need a gift, and are at wit's end, head to their book shop. They have some really awesome NYC-related stuff. You'll find something.