Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

History Museum
Lower East Side, New York
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  • tours
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  • hard time
  • books
  • immigrant life
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  • Amy C.
    Amy Cummings2 weeks ago
    Great tour! We did the shop tour, but there are a handful of other options.
  • Jingjing Y.
    Jingjing YangJanuary 13
    A very good tour。to know history of orchard st and immigrates ~derserve the price ~
  • Chelsea S.
    Chelsea SamuelDecember 19, 2016
    Museum is open for tours only. Research and choose a family to follow through the building.
  • Andreas Y.
    Andreas YiannikarisNovember 22, 2016
    It's was ok. $25 is a bit steep in my opinion.
  • M
    MNovember 7, 2016
    Tour guides make the tours really personal. They don't feel scripted at all.
  • Kenneth L.
    Kenneth LuNovember 3, 2016
    Adding new exhibits soon on immigrant experience
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VOctober 28, 2016
    A must do! Start with the hard-times visit! Learned and experienced a ton in the renovated old house.
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley LaflinOctober 24, 2016
    I went on both the Shop Life and Irish Outsiders tour. Both were interactive and engaging. The guides were knowledgeable and helped the space come to life. Order tickets online as they often sell out!
  • Brighty
    BrightyOctober 15, 2016
    Highly recommend the Irish Outsiders tour
  • Brent C.
    Brent CaswellAugust 28, 2016
    Not a tourist trap. Just good old fashion history. Great for parents or grandparents visiting the city. Good for locals, tourists, and travelers.
  • Manuel P.
    Manuel PortelaJuly 31, 2016
    If you like to know the story of New Yorkers, you must visit this place. With nice books and tours
    Upvoted Nov 28, 2016
  • Erin R.
    Erin RathJune 28, 2016
    Tour guide was knowledgeable, thorough and enthusiastic. This is a must-see museum!
  • Yan P.
    Yan PJune 17, 2016
    Tours sell out often. Make a reservation.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DuranJune 16, 2016
    Pretty neat and interesting to see how of our families came through here upon becoming United States Citizens. Just remember where you came from.
  • Luc D.
    Luc DoanJune 10, 2016
    Cool gift shop/museum with a theater room. Come learn about LES
  • Marie D.
    Marie DworakMay 24, 2016
    Took the Moore's tour. It's an earlier time frame tour.
  • Christoph K.
    Christoph KMay 13, 2016
    I went on two tours and both were excellent: Lively, knowledgable tour guides, lots of interesting information, really glad I went along!
  • Elie H.
    Elie HirschfeldApril 21, 2016
    This museum is beautiful!
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SmithMarch 11, 2016
    Shop life your is great tour guides very knowledgable, gift shop is fun but of course everything over priced
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
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  • Malcolm C.
    Malcolm ChangFebruary 26, 2016
    Interesting tours in the most old time part of NYC. Plus lots of New York centric books and exhibits, dealing with the immigrant experience
  • Ting
    TingFebruary 15, 2016
    Stories of lives of NYC immigrants, particularly in lower east side.Thumbs up in making history come alive and immersive for the audience. Tours @ $25 each, choose one that matches your interest.
  • jiresell
    jiresellDecember 29, 2015
    Pretty expensive. Tour guides use a storytelling method which is ok. Recommend the shop tour.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseNovember 24, 2015
    Very cool look at life for so many LES residents. Book in advance, I did the Shop Life and the interactive bit was really cool.
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiNovember 22, 2015
    Tastings at the Tenement on Thursdays is a great way to see the museum and experience the evolution of the neighborhood through your taste buds.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly ClarkeNovember 22, 2015
    Excellent museum with an innovative method of exploring the history of the area
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BastianNovember 22, 2015
    You won't be disappointed with any of the tours! All of them are unique. The guides are passionate and amazing storytellers.
  • bruzed
    bruzedNovember 3, 2015
    Tours are awesome! And educational
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LonsdaleOctober 28, 2015
    The Hard Times tour is great!
  • Raphael L.
    Raphael LangenscheidtOctober 10, 2015
    Fantastic! Immerses you in NY life in a way that few other things do! Totally worth it.
  • Lady S.
    Lady SmileSeptember 26, 2015
    Have to try it again.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GellmanSeptember 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful museum! But, don't go there expecting just Jewish LES information, this covers every ethnic group that's lived in these tenements.
  • Priscilla C.
    Priscilla C.September 15, 2015
    The book selection at the shop is wonderful.
  • Marina B.
    Marina BuritySeptember 12, 2015
    One of my favorite places in NY. A great place to learn more about the lives of immigrants that made the city what it is today. All tours are great, I loved the Hard Times.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhSeptember 11, 2015
    Learn about the living conditions many immigrants had to deal with. Great place to learn some NYC history. This place also has a great giftshop/bookshop.
  • Oz L.
    Oz LublingAugust 9, 2015
    Really interesting and unique museum. An amazing gift/bookstore on the ground level is a must.
  • Anna S.
    Anna StassenJuly 7, 2015
    One of the most engaging and educational museums in New York.
  • Jimena V.
    Jimena VelardeJune 29, 2015
    Inspector Tour and little store are really good
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsJune 24, 2015
    Come here when you feel bad about your NYC apartment
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PhillipsJune 15, 2015
    What an amazing tour. Absolutely a "must-do" in NYC
  • Nadia S.
    Nadia SwanJune 7, 2015
    Been here twice and love hearing the stories of immigrants!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 11, 2015
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  • Kavita B.
    Kavita BabaMarch 8, 2015
    Different tours for different moods. The hard times tour is a great start and the guides are very knowledgeable!
  • Mike R.
    Mike RobinsonMarch 8, 2015
    The 'Hard Times' guided tour was fantastic. Really great tour guides, incredible true stories of people who lived there. Really helps to understand immigrant's challenges and triumphs.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChinDecember 21, 2014
    Really cool immersion museum where you get to see how life was. Found it really interesting and wish the tour was longer than an hour. Must schedule tour appt.
  • Eva
    EvaDecember 19, 2014
    Super interesting! The guides really know what their talking about, the reconstructions are very convincing, and the museum shop is a treat.
  • Sweta M.
    Sweta MohapatraNovember 14, 2014
    This is a tour based museum, the website will tell you the duration. Tours can sell out but you can buy online or at the museum. Take the Foods of LES tour when it's warm and bring your appetite!
  • Uiru
    UiruNovember 5, 2014
    Must visit museum if you are into immigration history. Ask for a guide name Ruth, amazing story teller .
  • Amelie L.
    Amelie LelargeNovember 3, 2014
    Tours are story telling based and focus on difficulties met by immigrants in the 19th century. It was entertaining too but you'll only get to know one floor per tour and each one will cost 25 dollars
  • Dan G.
    Dan GruzmanOctober 25, 2014
    Brilliant and very immersive tours, but booking about a week in advance is a must. One of the best gift shops
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