Tenement Museum

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Afar Magazine

Not your typical museum experience, the Tenement Museum walks you through history and explores subject such as immigration, discrimination, housing and the history of the neighborhood through the stor. Full review →


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 →


Fodor's Tick Choice

This is America's first urban living-history museum dedicated to the life of immigrants. Full review →


Frommer's 34

This museum is the first-ever National Trust for Historic Preservation site that was not the home of someone rich or famous. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

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 →


Michelin Guide 54

Tour guides interpret several generations of immigrant life at 97 Orchard Street. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Great illustration of turn-of-the-century (20th, that is) life. Full review →


Time Out 70

This fascinating museum—actually a series of restored tenement apartments at 97 Orchard Street—is accessible only by guided tour. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Searching for a place to house a museum honoring American immigrants, Ruth Abram unearthed 97 Orchard Street. Full review →



Turn-of-the-20th-century immigrant life on Manhattan's Lower East Side is illustrated through guided tours of authentically preserved tenement apartments. Full review →

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