Lower East Side Tenement Museum, New York City, New York
108 Orchard St, New York City, New York 10002| Map |
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum features a five-story brick tenement building that was home to an estimated 7,000 people, from over 20 nations, between 1863 and 1935. This building, located at 97 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, is a National Historic Site. The museum, which includes a vistors' center across the street, promotes tolerance and historical perspective on the immigrant experience.
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I have been to the Tenement Museum twice. The second time I decided to bring my 10 year old son with me (hoping he would not get bored). He loved it. Was talking about it for days. I ...
Total hit or miss depending on the tour guide! Also see non-spoilers below on Getting By and The Moores. The first time I came was for "Getting By" and the tour guide was great, detailing the mysterious whereabouts of Mr. Gumpertz while eliciting great (voluntary) participation from the audience for theories on what happened to him and how the family managed to get by afterwards. After keeping us in suspense for quite some time the guide finally revealed a restored version of the apartment that held the answer, backed by a lot of original census and other documents that the museum had been able to track down through the years to back up the findings. To this day there is still a missing piece of the puzz...
Walking through this Museum is really like taking a step back in time. I cannot even imagine living in these cramped quarters renting a bed by the hour while sweating through summer heat while steaming clothes...using the bathroom down the hall with magazine paper for TP and leaving my consumptive child to sleep on the roof. ...
I went to the museum and did the Moore's tour about an Irish family living in a small tenement apartment. It was an amazing experience hearing and seeing how people lived during that time and the hardships they dealt with. I went on a weekday and the tour was just me and one other perso...