Tenement Museum
At a time when immigration is at the center of our national conversation, the Tenement Museum forges emotional connections between visitors and immigrants past and present, enhancing appreciation for the vital role immigrants play in shaping the American identity.

Videos from Tenement Museum

Your Story, Our Story: P.S. 39

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Schoolchildren in Brooklyn learn about NYC's immigrant past through objects in the Your Story, Our Story program.

Your Story, Our Story: Gloria's Story

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Gloria talks about her family's history with immigration and connection to New York City.

Apartment Tours

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Tours of old apartment buildings on the Lower East Side are an educational experience.

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The Tenement Museum celebrates the stories that define and strengthen what it means to be American. They share stories of the immigrant and migrant experience through immersive guided tours, educational content and programs, and thought leadership, with one important goal — to advance the understanding of immigration and to highlight its role in the ongoing creation of our nation.

Visitors explore stories of migration and immigration through guided tours of two tenement buildings at 97 and 103 Orchard Street and the Lower East Side. These immersive trips back in time let visitors explore identity, public policy, urban development, architecture, and more through the true stories of the families who lived in these iconic buildings.

Explore the history of New York's Lower East Side on a guided tour, visit a preserved tenement apartment, or sign up for one of the Museum's upcoming events. 

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