We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tenement Museum

103 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-3102
+1 877-975-3786
Call
Website
Save
Book In Advance
In high demand - travellers recommend booking ahead!
More Info
from US$50.00*
East Village Walking Tour with Food Tasting
More Info
from US$142.66*
NY Urban Pioneers Private Walking Tour
More Info
from US$69.00*
Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
The Tenement Museum preserves the history of immigration through the personal accounts of those who built lives in the Lower East Side. Visitors can view restored apartments from the 19th and 20th centuries, walk the historic neighborhood, and interact with residents to learn the stories of generations of immigrants who helped shape the American experience. The museum is available by guided tour only. Each tour focuses on a specific theme and takes visitors to different areas of our two historic tenement buildings or neighborhood.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hard times tour” (439 reviews)
“lower east side” (723 reviews)
“irish outsiders” (327 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
103 Orchard St, Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002-3102
Lower East Side
CONTACT
Website
+1 877-975-3786
Write a ReviewReviews (5,633)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"hard times tour"
in 439 reviews
"lower east side"
in 723 reviews
"irish outsiders"
in 327 reviews
"immigrant experience"
in 214 reviews
"sweatshop tour"
in 175 reviews
"orchard street"
in 169 reviews
"sweatshop workers"
in 149 reviews
"shop life"
in 137 reviews
"irish family"
in 130 reviews
"immigrant families"
in 129 reviews
"living conditions"
in 114 reviews
"sweat shop"
in 86 reviews
"irish tour"
in 73 reviews
"immigrant history"
in 63 reviews
"early immigrants"
in 69 reviews
"victoria confino"
in 55 reviews
"new york"
in 841 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 5,367 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely fantastic museum! You need to purchase a tour ticket in advance to see the museum and it is beyond well worth your money. You learn so much in a short amount of time and the tour guides are friendly and so informative. Truly a...More

Thank AlexOrange04
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyable way to learn about history. Made a reservation two days in advance for the Hard Times tour. The tour is an hour long and there were about 15 people in our group. We learned about the a Jewish family from the 1860s and an...More

Thank Elisa4033
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on the Shop Life tour and it’s one of the best tours I’ve experienced. The museum area is relatively small but well-curated and the history really comes alive thanks to the care with which the tour is organized and the myriad details conveyed...More

Thank PixelsnFluff
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

As an avid family researcher whose ancestors lived in a lower Manhattan tenement, this tour was very personal for me. We did a "meet the residents" tour and met an actress who portrayed one-time resident Victoria Confino. We spent over 30 minutes in her small...More

1  Thank BiztravelguyNYC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

Got tickets to Hard Times tour through Groupon. Highly recommend this tour or any other-great details, good look into the history of the city and its people.

Thank Laurene B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

After listening and seeing the tenements that people lived in back in the day, it sure makes me glad I am where I am in life now. You could imagine how small and cramped it was, but until you see it in person, it's then...More

Thank Marialice N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting tour about immigrants and their living conditions in NYC in the early 1900s. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Tour lasted just the right amount of time before it got fatiguing to stand and listen.

Thank Ann H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

There's a lot to be learned here if you're a student of the history of NYC, even on a mild passing level. Be warned, it is very pricey, but I suppose one must tale solace in knowing the money is put towards preserving its history....More

Thank DFCson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the 'Hard Times' tour which was very interesting. the fact that the tours are based around the stories of real people really help to make them come alive. One of the set of rooms had been recreated from the memories of a lady...More

Thank soomark1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent an hour on the ‘Hard Times’ tour at this fascinating area of NYC. $25 each for an hour tour of an old apartment and a tour guide telling us about the families that lived there in 1880 & 1930’s. Guide was knowledgable and answered...More

Thank DRMarch2011
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
123456537
Nearby
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighbourhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 473 hotels in New York City
Blue Moon Hotel
562 reviews
.02 km away
Sago Hotel
106 reviews
.09 km away
Hotel on Rivington
1,420 reviews
.19 km away
Redford Hotel
37 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Kottu House
18 reviews
.08 km away
Russ & Daughters Cafe
433 reviews
.09 km away
Dudley's
193 reviews
.09 km away
Goa Taco
52 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lower East Side
135 reviews
.19 km away
Essex Street Market
42 reviews
.20 km away
Kehila Kedosha Janina
5 reviews
.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
crlauman
10 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Harvey O | Reviewed this property |
I’ve not done the new tour yet, however if it’s as good as the original, it should be great. If you go, please update!
1
Vote
aegeeg
10 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Wendy E | Reviewed this property |
We had that issue as well so we took the Taste of the Tenement tour. There was a short guided tour where there were a few stairs and a place to sit while the guide spoke. Then a meal consisting of foods from the area from... More
1
Vote
EriOw
19 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Denise G | Reviewed this property |
Anytime, anywhere in NYC I always use the tripplanner information page from New York's Mass Transit Authority just plug in where you are and where you want to go and this website will give you several options. Perfect site... More
1
Vote
PreviousNext
12345612