Fodor's Expert Review Tenement Museum

Lower East Side Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice
Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Lower East Side, New York City, New York, USA

Step back in time at the partially restored 19th-century tenement buildings that make up the essence of the Tenement Museum: you can only see the buildings on a guided tour, and they fill up fast, so sign up early. At 97 Orchard Street, themed tours take you through the preserved apartments of several generations of immigrants who lived in the building. The "Hard Times" tour visits the homes of Natalie Gumpertz, a German-Jewish dressmaker (dating from 1878), and Adolph and Rosaria Baldizzi, Catholic immigrants from Sicily (1935). "Sweatshop Workers" visits the Levines' garment shop–apartment and the home of the Rogarshevsky family from Eastern Europe (1918), while "Irish Outsiders" explores the life of the Moores, an Irish-American family living in the building in 1869.

Nearby, at 103 Orchard Street, the Under One Roof exhibition explores the lives of immigrant families from Poland, China, and Puerto Rico who lived in the building after World War II. A two-hour extended... READ MORE

Step back in time at the partially restored 19th-century tenement buildings that make up the essence of the Tenement Museum: you can only see the buildings on a guided tour, and they fill up fast, so sign up early. At 97 Orchard Street, themed tours take you through the preserved apartments of several generations of immigrants who lived in the building. The "Hard Times" tour visits the homes of Natalie Gumpertz, a German-Jewish dressmaker (dating from 1878), and Adolph and Rosaria Baldizzi, Catholic immigrants from Sicily (1935). "Sweatshop Workers" visits the Levines' garment shop–apartment and the home of the Rogarshevsky family from Eastern Europe (1918), while "Irish Outsiders" explores the life of the Moores, an Irish-American family living in the building in 1869.

Nearby, at 103 Orchard Street, the Under One Roof exhibition explores the lives of immigrant families from Poland, China, and Puerto Rico who lived in the building after World War II. A two-hour extended experience tour with a chance for in-depth discussion is hosted daily, as are walking tours of the neighborhood; most tours don't allow kids under five.

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Quick Facts

103 Orchard St.
New York, New York  10002, USA

877-975–3786

www.tenement.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Most tours $25

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