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Lower East Side Tenement Museum

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108 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002


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Tenement Museum - The Best!

Scott says 13 years ago
I conduct <a href="http://www.familyinnewyork.com&quo York tours</a>. Periodically, I take indivduals and groups to the Tenement Museum. It gets extremely high marks from all. The guides are all expert and passionate about what they do. Their approach of educating guests by telling the story of a family that lived in the building puts a face on the immigrant and tenement experience. The museums also has an excellent selection of books and other education materials for all ages. I think that this should be the next stop, after a visit to the immigration museum at Ellis Island. A real New York gem!

Lower East Side Tenement Museum - Reviews from across the web

A Must Do! - user review
This is a must do to understand the immigrant experience of NYC and, hence, NYC itself. You get to actually visit a tenement, untouched, it is very fascinating to see how people lived ...

No title - user review
This museum was certainly worth the visit. I went with my extended family, including 3 young boys, each over 5 years old- all who gained alot from their visit. On some of the tours, th...

One of the trip's highlights - user review
This museum is a hidden gem amid all the tacky and hyped tourist sites of NYC. We were led through an actual tenement building by a local guide who happened to have grown up in a tene...

Taste of True New York History - user review
The Lower Eastside Tenement Museum was one of the highlights of our trip. We were very interested in the immigrant history of New York City, and this museum could not have been more informat...

Lower East Side Tenement Museum | Museum/Attraction Review | New York City | Frommers.com - expert review
This museum is the first-ever National Trust for Historic Preservation site that was not the home of someone rich or famous. Its something quite different: a five-story tenement that 10,000 people from 25 countries called home between 1863 and ...

The Surprise - user review
Just had my 1st visit to NY - only 3 days and one of the highlights was the Tenement Museum. Our tour leader gave us an excellent introductory talk that included a description of the t...

What an Education! - user review
Visited the Tenement Museum on 9/16/2006. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour itself was extremely educational! I learned the meaning of tenement, and why the immigra...

Loved the Tenement Museum!! - user review
I've been to most of New York's museums, but this is by far the most powerful and moving. I take many trips to New York from Boston and always avoided the Tenement Museum b/c I thoug...

A Gem - user review
We visited the Tenement Museum in July, '05 with our two teenagers. You actually get to enter a tenement that has been preserved to exactly the state it was in the 1800's, and be in each roo...

Historical Perspective - user review
Thanks to Tripadvisor, this was a must see on our recent trip. We impressed at the passion and knowledge of the young tour guide. She interacted with all nationalities and ages. T...

In-depth history of the city - user review
This is definitely worth the cost. It gave me a good sense of the city's history and better understanding of US's culture(s).You can only view the Museum on a tour. They run about 3 or 4...

Tenement Museum | Virtual Tour
But, in 1867, New York City began passing legislation to improve conditions in tenements. The ensuing wave of housing laws prompted the landlord of 97 Orchard Street to install gas lines, running water and interior flush toilets. By the early 1900s, he had also transformed the building's entryway, d...

Tenement Museum : History | Thirteen/WNET New York
This time the government refused to knuckle under to the opposition, so tenement owners settled for noncompliance. Noncompliance led to a court case in which the defense asserted, among other things, that the law violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. It was now the United Real Estat...

Lower East Side Tenement Museum - New York City - Reviews of Lower East Side Tenement Museum - TripAdvisor
Admission is 17 dollars for one adult... yikes!!! Also, the tour was crowded which I was surprised about since I visited on a cold weekday in March. I guess with all the Europeans taking advantage of the exchange rate, New York doesn't really have an off-season anymore. Anyway, the tour itself was v...

Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)
have been created to develop the need of learners of all ages in a challenging and respectful way. We offer curriculum-based programs. Teachers attend the Museum's training workshops on immigration history, math, theatre, and the use of primary source documents. Internships and use of the Museum's r...

Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York City, NY : Reviews of Lower East Side Tenement Museum - Yahoo! Travel
If you want to understand NY, you have to come and see this museum. You can visit real apartments where real people lived. You...

Lower East Side Tenement Museum New York City- Manhattan sightseeing attractions-Must See New York
Interprets the area's immigrant and migrant experiences. Tours of a landmark 19th century tenement, living history programs, neighborhood walking tours, plays, and special programs. Group programs every day; call one month in...

Lower East Side Tenement Museum New York City.com : Arts & Attractions : Editorial Review
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York City | Magazine Antiques | Find Articles at BNET
Along with the unwelcome street noises, much unsolicited advice made its way into the immigrants' apartments either through the personal visits of reformers, instructive columns published in the many immigrant newspapers, or through children bringing their lessons home from school. The maintenance o...

Lower East Side Tenement Museum - New York, NY, 10002 - Citysearch
Spent a fulfilling family afternoon here recently. As soon as you enter this building, rich with history, you taste what it was like for families living in NYC's tenements and stay immersed for the next few hours. Very knowledgable guide. The museum's scheduled walking tours center around ...

Lower East Side Tenement Museum - A New York City Museum by NycTourist.com
Visitors tour carefully restored apartments and learn about the lives of actual past residents: the German Jewish Gumpertz family (1870s-80s), who lived through the Panic of 1873; the Levines from Poland (1897), who ran a garment business in their apartment; the Rogarshevsky family, Eastern European...

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