Tenement Museum tells stories of
immigrant families who lived in 97
Orchard Street, an historic tenement building that
was home to an estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations from 1863–1935.
Guided tours are the heart of the Museum. Visitors view restored apartments of
past residents and hear their stories of life on Manhattan’s
Lower East Side. The tours use history for
considering the present, encouraging dialogue around issues relating to
contemporary immigration. The Museum’s education programs include
age-appropriate tours and activities.
Visit the homes of German-Jewish & Italian Catholic
families surviving the Panic of 1873 and the Great Depression
See the homes & garment shop of Jewish families
who lived in the tenement during the “great wave” of immigration
Visit the 1869
home of the Moores, Irish immigrants
coping with the death of a child.
Meet Victoria Confino, a teen-age, Sephardic-Jewish immigrant
played by a costumed interpreter. Set during 1916. Perfect for families
Visit 12 Lower East Side sites
important to immigrants past & present. This tour does not enter the tenement at 97 Orchard.