Tenement Museum
Lower East Side Tenement Museum of Manhattan, New York City
Lower East Side Tenement Museum of Manhattan, New York City

Tenement Museum Tours and Tickets

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The Tenement Museum offers insights into the hardscrabble lives of newly arrived immigrant families in New York City's Lower East Side during the 19th and 20th centuries. Guided tours demonstrate the challenges newcomers to the USA faced and show how migrants helped shape the area.

  • 103 Orchard St., Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10002

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Q:What are Tenement Museum hours of operation?
Tenement Museum hours of operation: Fri - Wed: 10:00am - 6:30pm, Thurs: 10am - 8:30pm; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Q:How long is the Tenement Museum tour?
A:The Tenement Museum offers a range of tours that visit different former apartments in its buildings. Most tours are between one and two hours long; visitors can choose to embark on the museum's companion neighborhood walking tour, or book multiple apartment tours to extend the experience.
Q:How big is the Tenement Museum?
A:The Tenement Museum is spread across two buildings in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan: at 97 Orchard Street and 103 Orchard Street. Each tour visits a select number of apartments and spaces. There are 10 renovated apartments and a beer hall across from both buildings.
Q:Is the Tenement Museum accessible?
A:Yes, the Tenement Museum is generally accessible, although some areas of the historic buildings may need to be accessed by stairs. Some spaces in the tour are narrow or uneven, which may pose difficulties. Wheelchairs are available to rent, and assistive listening devices and tactile museum tours are offered.
Q:Are there restrooms at the Tenement Museum?
A:Yes, the Tenement Museum's Visitors Center does have elevator-accessible restrooms on its basement level. There are no bathroom facilities in its historic apartments, and tours can last for between one and two hours, so visitors should be sure to use the restroom prior to embarking on a tour.
Q:What do you see on a tour of the Tenement Museum?
A:The Tenement Museum offers a wide range of tours, each of which has a slightly different itinerary and visits a different selection of preserved apartments. Whichever you choose, you'll visit several historic apartments, learn about the families who occupied them, and view historic objects and artifacts.
Q:When is the best time of day to visit the Tenement Museum?
A:There's no bad time to visit the Tenement Museum. Its Visitors Center and gift shop are open daily. You must purchase tickets to individual tours, either in person or in advance online. If visiting on a weekend, in summer, or over a holiday, it's advised to book beforehand.