Tenement History and Immigrant Life in the Lower East Side

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Foley Square (see map for directions)

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2 to 3 hours (approx.)

Explore the rich history of tenements and immigrant life in NYC’s Lower East Side, highlighting resilience and cultural diversity.


New York, New York, 10013

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Getting There

Bus: B41, B57, M1, M103, M15, M55, M22, SIM1, SIM1C, SIM3C, SIM4, SIM4C
Train: PATH
Subway: 1, 2, 4, 6, E, N, Q, 5, 6X, J, Z, R, W, A, C


New York, New York, 10013

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Step Back in Time: Explore Immigrant Life in NYC’s Tenement Museum

Immerse yourself in the vibrant history of New York City’s Lower East Side at the Tenement Museum. Walk in the footsteps of immigrants who journeyed to America for a better life. Explore recreated tenement apartments, each one a time capsule showcasing the experiences of real families from the 1860s to the 1920s.

Through expert guides and interactive exhibits, discover the challenges and triumphs of Irish, German, Italian, and Jewish immigrants. Learn how they adapted to a new culture, navigated crowded living conditions, and built a life in America. Hear their stories of resilience, community, and the pursuit of the American Dream.

The Tenement Museum isn’t just a history lesson – it’s a powerful reminder of the enduring spirit of immigration that continues to shape New York City. Book your tour today and gain a deeper understanding of the immigrant experience that continues to resonate today.

  • Discover Lower East Side immigrant life through immersive tenement history tours.
  • Explore NYC’s rich cultural heritage with guided walks highlighting immigrant experiences.
  • Step into the past and uncover the resilience of Lower East Side communities.
  • Experience the stories of immigrant life in historic LES tenements.
From $49
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Local guide
  • Professional guide

For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed