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“So glad we didn't miss this!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street, Lower East Side, New York City, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)
212-431-0233
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Ranked #32 of 843 attractions in New York City
Type: History Museums
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Owner description: This museum, located in an actual tenement, is dedicated to interpreting and preserving the history of the immigrant experience on New York City's Lower East Side.
Vancouver, BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“So glad we didn't miss this!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This tour was recommended by friends and it was so worthwhile. Brought us back to our roots and what life was like for immigrants. Our guide was so enthusiastic and knowlegebable and made her tour come to life.
Very nice gift shop on the main floor.

Visited February 2013
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New Britain, Connecticut
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“Cool historic site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I really enjoyed 2 of the tours in the Tenement Museum. Very knowledgeable tour guide and able to walk through the rooms, not just stand in the doorway. Lots of great details in this old building. Great details and photos of former tenants. Enjoyed the film also.

Visited February 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

What fun to find the place, check out the gift shop, and get a great tour by an educated, articulate woman. Chairs were provided for the elderly. Questions were answered. Everyone should the Tenement Museum!

Visited February 2013
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San Jose, California
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“Step Back in Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

For anyone who has wondered how their grandparents, great-grandparents or great-great grandparents lived, this is the history tour for you! I have been on two different tenement tours, which take you into the original tenement buildings and apartments. The knowledgeable tour guides share what life was like for immigrants at the turn of the century. Great for all ages!

Visited April 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Little known gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is a wonderful little known museum which helps one get a feel of historical New York. Make sure you get tickets in advance tours sell out quickly. Must see!

Visited August 2012
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