Tenement Museum

Top 1% of attractions in New York City
9 / 10

12 expert reviews

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

– Travel + Leisure

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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
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
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
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"Great illustration of turn-of-the-century (20th, that is) life."
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"Tour guides interpret several generations of immigrant life at 97 Orchard Street, a five-story tenement building (now a National Historic Landmark)." Full review
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