342 locals recommend ·
About this place
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum tells the stories of immigrant families who resided in the historic tenement at 97 Orchard Street between 1863 and 1935.
Powered by Foursquare
Tips from locals
Great museum about the history of how immigrants to NYC lived in our lower east side area.
Love this gem! See how people lived in NYC over 100 years ago and you may notice that the apt. You are staying shares the same qualities. Hence a tenement apt.
Take a deep dive into NYC immigrant history at this wonderful storytelling-based museum. It's great for kids and adults alike. Choose from a few different tours...book online in advance.
It is a known museum in Lower East Side. You can learn and experience about how people live in late 1800s and early 1900s.
A historic tenement, once home to 7,000 people from over 20 nations (1863-1935). The cramped spaces, lives of past residents & LES history contribute to the representation of the immigrant experience.
New York's Tenement Museum focuses on America's urban immigrant history. The Tenement Museum provides walking tours and is a popular attraction
My favorite museum in NYC, it's an immersive dive into what the Lower East Side was like for every different group of immigrants, and it's incredibly detailed.
They take you through a building built in the 1890's, and tell you the story of what life was like then - like that they didn't have toilets or electricity.
Famous tenement museum, which walks you through the highlights of the Lower East Side!
Unique things to do nearby
Places to stay nearby
Locals also recommend
“Free, 1st Saturday of every month, 10 AM - 12 PM. Free, under age of 18. Pay as you wish, Thursdays 7 PM - 9 PM.”
- 206 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Best Pastrami in he world. Establishment is over 100 years old one of the oldest Jewish Delis still standing and world famous”
- 413 locals recommend
“The best blueberry pancakes - hands down! Watch out for their daily specials; all of them are extremely delicious. Enjoy this great brunch place. ”
- 248 locals recommend
“This place is awesome for smoked salmon, cream cheese, and bagels. You have to take a ticket when you get in and there are about 10 ppl behind the counter taking your orders. A New York must. ”
- 175 locals recommend
“You don't have to fight about where to eat: The Fat Radish is great for the vegetarians but placates the carnivores with a killer bacon cheeseburger and pork chop. Your group will also agree on the gorgeously bright, all-white space, which perfectly complements the delicious food.”
- 129 locals recommend