• Lower East Side Tenement Museum

    Lower East Side Tenement Museum

    National Historic Site New York

Frequently Asked Questions

The historic tenement at 97 Orchard Street
How many people have lived in the historic tenement at 97 Orchard Street? An estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations lived in the tenement between 1863 and 1935.
 
Dressmaking was an important cottage industry on the Lower East Side
Historically, how did new immigrants who settled on the Lower East Side support themselves? Many new immigrants turned to cottage industries such as dressmaking. At one time, more than 100 apartments along one block of Orchard Street contained clothing workshops!
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum offers costumed interpretation of the historic tenement apartments
How many students does the Lower East Side Tenement Museum currently serve each year? 30,000 students attend the Tenement Museum's curriculum-based programs each year.

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