• Lower East Side Tenement Museum

    Lower East Side Tenement Museum

    National Historic Site New York

Step into 97 Orchard St., step into another time

The heart of the museum is a historic tenement, home to an estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations between 1863 and 1935. The tenement’s cramped living spaces, the lives of past residents and the history of the Lower East Side, contribute to its representation of the immigrant experience. Throughout the year, programs such as walking tours and readings are offered.

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