The Tenement Museum

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Tenement Museum
Tenement Museum
Photograph: Michael Kirby
Tenement Museum
Photograph: Michael Kirby
Tenement Museum
Tenement Museum
Lower East Side
This fascinating museum—actually a series of restored tenement apartments at 97 Orchard Street—is accessible only by guided tour. Tickets are sold at the visitors’ center at 108 Orchard Street; tours often sell out, so it’s wise to book ahead. Costumed "residents" give glimpses into the daily lives of immigrant clans that called the building home over the decades. “Getting By” visits the Sicilian Baldizzi family residence in apartment No. 5 in the 1930s, while “Piecing It Together” pays a call on the Russian Rogarshevsky family, mourning the loss of patriarch Abraham, a garment worker who died of tuberculosis in 1918. “The Moores: An Irish Family in America,” revisits a Dublin family who lived in the building in 1869.
Venue name: The Tenement Museum
Address: 103 Orchard St
New York

Cross street: between Broome and Delancey Sts
Opening hours: Daily 10am–6pm, first tour 10:30am
Transport: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts
Price: $25, seniors and students $20; reading events are free

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FANTASTIC interactive and uniquely hands-on exhibit with knowledgeable docents that vividly paint a picture of an earlier time. Don't miss it.

Jailene Tejeda...

i'm in fith grade and i'm going over there for a field trip and when i saw all of the picture's it was boring i hate the whatever it's called muesuem!!!!!!!!!