Tour 25: Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Tour leaders: Museum staff
The Tenement Museum preserves and interprets the history of immigration through the personal experiences of the generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, America’s iconic immigrant neighborhood. Its programs forge emotional connections between visitors and immigrants of the past as well as the present, and enhance appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping America’s growing national identity. The museum tells the stories of 97 Orchard Street, the tenement on Manhattan’s Lower East Side that was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants from 1863 onward. The “Hard Times” tour describes how some of the building’s residents survived economic depressions between 1863 and 1935.
Please note: The historic building has limited wheelchair access.
Limit: 30 people. $20 members, $25 nonmembers