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Tenement Museum - which tour for a 10-year-old?

Old Mar 21st, 2022, 08:03 AM
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Tenement Museum - which tour for a 10-year-old?

My husband and I are taking our 10-year-old daughter to NYC at the end of April. I have never been to the Tenement Museum and thought it would make a good addition to our trip. I had wanted to take her on the "Meet Victoria" tour as it is geared towards kids and their families, but it is not available at all during our stay. Has anyone been on some of the tours and can recommend one that might be suitable for a 10-year-old? Maybe the "Hard Times: 1880s"? Or do you think that maybe this isn't the best fit and we should skip it altogether? Thanks for any insight you have.
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Old Mar 21st, 2022, 10:37 AM
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yes, I've been there and really enjoyed it. I don't thnk any of them are out of the question for a 10 year old, but I suppose it could all be meaningless if she doesn't even know anything in the broad sense about when a lot of immigrants came to the US from Europe in the late 1800s or early 1900s. I suppose I might pick one related to your ancestry for interest, I guess. I don't really think that one you named would be the best, anyway, unless you are Greek I suppose, as it talks about how this actress talks about her home in Greece. Which isn't exactly the point of wanting to see NYC tenement history but if you are Greek you might choose that one. The one about the 1960s and 70s is unrelated also, I'd say, I don't think they even had that one when I was there. I don't see anywhere they say that Victoria one is especially geared to kids and their families, anyway.

I think I did this one as I was interested in the early years and the garment trade.

I think any of the ones with At Home in years on them would be ok, pick one based on your background or something (Italian or German or Irish or E Eur Jewish) or what you think your child might most be interested in.
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Old Mar 21st, 2022, 01:28 PM
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Agree. Pick one that is closely related to your ancestry if possible. I loved this museum docent tour. Wonderful!
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It's a fantastic experience for anyone of any age who can control themselves. Definjtely 100% go! You will be very glad you did. It does not matter at all which tour you take, they are all very interesting for a ten year old. All the areas you visit are where families lived, so should be fascinating for a kid.

Also, I can recommend eating at Russ and Daughters restaurant. A Lowed East Side institution. Specializing in smoked fish, but they have other choices as well. I believe they take reservations for dinner, otherwise there could be a wait to get in. Super casual and inexpensive (for NYC, that is).
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