Beginning of main content
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Learn the real stories of American immigrants from the 1860s and onward as you tour recreated apartments in a historic Manhattan tenement building.

Explore an authentic piece of New York City’s history at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Learn about the lives of early American immigrants through the museum’s painstakingly recreated living spaces and its many walking tours.

Check out the centerpiece of the museum, its historic tenement. From the street, the five-story brick building may look like many other historic buildings in the area. However, between 1863 and 1935, it was home to an estimated 7,000 people who hailed from over 20 countries. Immerse yourself in the immigrant experience as you tour the tenement’s cramped living quarters and learn about the lives of its past inhabitants.

Start your visit to the Tenement Museum at the Visitor Center and Museum Shop, a separate building on the street, where you purchase tickets and begin your tours. The Tenement Museum is open only by guided tour and has three ways to visit. Explore the tenement through the ages, meet the building’s residents played by costumed interpreters or join a walking tour to discover the Lower East Side’s rich immigrant history. Set aside 1 to 2 hours for a tour. For the most complete experience, combine a walking tour and a tenement tour.

Choose from a variety of available tenement tours. Learn about the stores run by immigrant families chasing the American Dream. Dive into the lives of sweatshop workers at the turn of the 20th century, when the Lower East Side was one of the world’s most densely populated locations. Find out how immigrants struggled through the Great Depression. Understand the challenges facing an Irish immigrant family struggling with prejudice in the 1860s.

Stop at the Museum Shop to get a themed book or gift from your visit. Attend a Tenement Talk, a regular series of complimentary performances and readings.

Find the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood. The Visitor Center and Museum Shop is in the same building with an entrance down the street. Purchase tickets in advance, as tours typically sell out, particularly during weekends.


Guide to Exploring around Lower East Side Tenement Museum


Map

Best Lodging Options Near Lower East Side Tenement Museum

See all 5,263 properties near Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Arlo SoHo CA $110
Arlo SoHo

Arlo SoHo

231 Hudson Street, New York, NY
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Manhattan, this boutique hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of New York University, One World Trade Center and National September 11 Memorial. Federal Reserve Bank of New York is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) away. Canal St. Station (Varick St.) is only a 2-minute walk and Canal St. Station (W. Broadway) is 6 minutes.

    citizenM New York Bowery CA $152
    citizenM New York Bowery

    citizenM New York Bowery

    189 Bowery, New York, NY
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Bowery, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Washington Square Park and Union Square Park. Brooklyn Bridge and New York Stock Exchange are also within 2 mi (3 km). Bowery St. Station is only a 2-minute walk and Grand St. Station (Chrystie St.) is 4 minutes.

      The Allen Hotel
      The Allen Hotel

      The Allen Hotel

      88 Allen Street, New York, NY
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. National September 11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge are also within 2 miles (3 km). Delancey St. Station and Grand St. Station (Chrystie St.) are within a 5-minute walk.

        Blue Moon Boutique Hotel
        Blue Moon Boutique Hotel

        Blue Moon Boutique Hotel

        100 Orchard St, New York, NY
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. Brooklyn Bridge and National September 11 Memorial are also within 2 miles (3 km). Delancey St. Station and Essex St. Station are within a 5-minute walk.

          Orchard Street Hotel CA $109
          Orchard Street Hotel

          Orchard Street Hotel

          163 Orchard Street, New York, NY
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. National September 11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge are also within 2 miles (3 km). Delancey St. Station is only a 4-minute walk and Essex St. Station is 6 minutes.

            Arlo NoMad CA $166
            Arlo NoMad

            Arlo NoMad

            11 East 31st Street, New York, NY
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Midtown, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Empire State Building, Madison Square Park and Macy's. 33 St. Station (Park Av. S) is only a 4-minute walk and 28 St. Station (Park Av. S) is 5 minutes.

              Redford Hotel CA $125
              Redford Hotel

              Redford Hotel

              136 Ludlow Street, New York, NY
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of New York University, 5th Avenue and Washington Square Park. Brooklyn Bridge and National September 11 Memorial are also within 2 miles (3 km). Delancey St. Station and Essex St. Station are within a 5-minute walk.

                Canal Loft Hotel
                Canal Loft Hotel

                Canal Loft Hotel

                94 Canal Street, New York, NY
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Chinatown, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Wall Street, National September 11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge. New York University and 5th Avenue are also within 2 miles (3 km). Grand St. Station (Chrystie St.) and E Broadway Station are within a 5-minute walk.