Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

108 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002-3106

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Phone: 212-431-0233
Phone: 800-965-4827

Museum Tours  Daily 10:30am-5pm Museum Shop  Daily 10am-6pm
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Museums: Go inside New York City's rich immigrant past, present and future at this historic townhouse that gives new meaning to the term "cramped quarters." A five-story brick building on Manhattan's Lower East Side, this tenement was home to nearly 10,000 immigrants between 1863 and 1935. Now, it stands as a powerful testament to the tenacity and triumph of immigrant groups spanning the late 19th and early 20th Century. Popular with school groups, the descendents of Eastern and Southern European immigrants, and history buffs, the Tenement Museum is uniformly praised for providing New Yorkers old and new a truly transportive historical experience. 103 Orchard Street. New York, NY. 212-982-8420

Tours and Excursions: The historic gateway to America, Manhattan's Lower East Side is home to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. In the 19th century, millions of European immigrants poured into New York Harbor. A tour of the Tenement at 97 Orchard Street illustrates the way of life for many of these new arrivals. All tours begin and end at 108 Orchard Street. Tours are offered daily with the first tour beginning at 10:15 and the last tour beginning at 5 pm. The Neighborhood Walking Tour lasts 90 munites; all others are 60 minutes. TRAIN: F to Delancey

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Local Expert Says:

Museums: "After your visit, refuel at the Lower East Side's enormously popular The Meatball Shop, an ode to the Italian-American crowd-pleaser."

Best for Museums Because: This one-time immigrant housing complex is now a National Historic Site with regular tours, archives and exhibitions.

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