The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is an Affiliated Site of the National Park Service. The museum tells the stories of 97 Orchard Street. Build on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1863, this tenement apartment building was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants.
They faced challenges we understand today: making a new life, working for a better future and starting a family with limited means.
In recognizing the importance of this seemingly ordinary building, the Tenement Museum has re-imagined the role that museums can play in our lives.