Tenement Museum

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8 / 10

11 expert reviews

“Searching for a place to house a museum honoring American immigrants, Ruth Abram unearthed 97 Orchard Street.”

– Travel + Leisure

Fodor's Fodor's
"This is America's first urban living-history museum dedicated to the life of immigrants." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"This museum puts the neighborhood’s heartbreaking but inspiring heritage on full display in three recreations of turn-of-the-20th-century tenements." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"This fascinating museum—actually a series of restored tenement apartments at 97 Orchard Street—is accessible only by guided tour." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"This museum is the first-ever National Trust for Historic Preservation site that was not the home of someone rich or famous." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler Condé Nast Traveler
"Offers a glimpse of what life in the turn-of-the-20th-century Lower East Side was like for those who lived there." Full review
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