Explore NYC history in restored tenement buildings!
Visit the Tenement Museum and discover how tenement families in the 19th and 20th centuries lived on New York’s vibrant Lower East Side.
Hear stories of the immigrant and migrant experience through guided building tours of recreated apartments inside our two tenement buildings on Orchard Street and get to know the city by visiting historical sites and learning about the people and neighborhoods of the Lower East Side through our walking tours.
A unique family experience and a great field trip idea for your child’s class!
All grades K-12 can visit us on an in-person school trip or a virtual school visit through interactive tours of the tenement buildings and Lower East Side neighborhood, students investigate universal themes of cultural identity, discrimination, and human rights.
Tenement Museum virtual school visits offer classes a chance to “visit” our recreated apartments from anywhere in the world. Our Educators take students into the building and apartments using pre-recorded video, 360° images, and primary sources to share stories of the families who lived in our historic buildings. All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, the C3 framework, and multi-state Social Studies Scope and Sequence.
Call for reservations at 1-877-975-3786 or visit tenement.org