Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site

Over 7,000 people from at least 20 different countries lived in the Lower East Side Tenement building between 1863 and 1935. Staff at this museum have carefully restored the apartments to showcase how families lived in these cramped conditions. You can also join the staff for informative weekend walking tours of New York City's Lower East Side. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site

See how families survived in the late 1800s through the Great Depression by taking a guided tour of the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site. Join the staff on a walking tour of the neighborhood surrounding this museum's location, and learn the stories throughout the history of the people who shaped this neighborhood. Their shop is also a great place to go souvenir shopping. 

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How To Get To Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site

If you are visiting Madison Square Garden, consider making the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site your next stop. Start by following 7th Avenue South. In 1 mile, turn left on Greenwich Avenue. Continue straight to get on West 8th Street. Turn right on Broadway and left onto East Houston Street. Then, turn right on Bowery and left on Grand Street. Finally, turn left on Orchard Street. The best time to visit the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site is usually in the fall. Spring can get busy with school field trips, and the summer can be hot and humid in New York City. Remember that neighborhood tours are only given on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Address

103 Orchard Street, New York, New York 10002

Fee: Entry fee (adult) $25

Fee: Entry fee (student) $20

Learn what life was like in the late 1800s or early 1900s tenement building by touring Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site. See one of the buildings where up to 7,000 people lived. Understand how the buildings blended residents from up to 20 countries, all pursuing the American Dream. Then, take a neighborhood tour to explore how these residents shaped the Lower East Side of New York City. Leave time after your tour to shop and to dine in this neighborhood. You may also want to visit nearby museums to learn more about the city's past and how people work together to shape its future. You will want to bring your RV when you visit the Lower East Side. If you do not have one, then find one on RVshare.com.