Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Visitor Information108 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10002
National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: Fifty percent discount on regular public tours: one adult for individual Members; two adults and all children under 18 years of age in the immediate family for all other Members. Discount does not apply to other programs and cannot be combined with other offers.
Beginning in the 1840s, millions of immigrants poured into New York City, seeking a new and better life for themselves and their families. Built in 1863, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum was once home to 7,000 immigrants between 1863 and 1935.
The museum now provides a unique look into the lives of its former residents and the history of the Lower East Side. Each year, 44,000 students visit the museum to learn about immigration and New York City. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is owned and operated by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Inc.