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Tenement Museum, New York City

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To see America through the eyes of an immigrant living in New York about a century ago, visit Tenement Museum, a five-story brick building that once served as home to nearly 7,000 people from over 20 different nations. The museum promotes tolerance and provides a historical perspective on the immigrant experience, featuring exhibits built to depict the lives of those who lived here between 1869 and 1935. You can take a tour of the former tenement any day of the week, but to place the lives of immigrants in the broader context of the city's history, consider taking a walking tour of the entire neighborhood. Check online for availability, and take advantage of considerable savings by booking a combination tenement-neighborhood tour. To visit Tenement Museum and get the most from your holiday in New York City, create itinerary details personal to you using our New York City travel route planning tool.
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  • My wife and I recently visited the Tenement Museum on our 2nd anniversary trip to NYC, and we are super glad we did. The gift shop was well stocked with relevant material, and the tour we did... 
    My wife and I recently visited the Tenement Museum on our 2nd anniversary trip to NYC, and we are super glad we did. The gift shop was well stocked with relevant material, and the tour we did...  more »
  • Interesting museum and learned quite a bit. History was unique. The price of the visit would make it difficult for families to see more than one tour. The tours are an hour long each and definitely... 
    Interesting museum and learned quite a bit. History was unique. The price of the visit would make it difficult for families to see more than one tour. The tours are an hour long each and definitely...  more »
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  • My wife booked the tour thinking I would like it and she was wrong... I LOVED it. You guys did a fantastic job with preservation and presentation. We did the "At home in 1933" tour," and I can not wait to go back and take the others! Thank you for the amazing experience!
  • EDIT: I have recently taken 4 virtual programs with the Tenement Museum. Absolutely stellar work done by their educators. Danielle, Dolan, SJ, and Lana. I know I am forgetting some other. They brought the stories of the families and neighborhoods to life. Even if you plan on physically visiting the Tenement Museum do a virtual program as well! Took the Sweatshop Workers tour. Experience was everything I hoped it could be. Guide was amazing at bringing in the audience. Making us a part of the story. Beautiful job. Beautiful building. Photography not allowed in the building, see website for amazing photos.

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