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“Don't waste your money” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum
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$69*
and up
Lower East Side Food and Culture Tour
Ranked #28 of 1,022 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Tenement Museum preserves the history of immigration through the personal accounts of those who built lives in the Lower East Side. Visitors can view restored apartments from the 19th and 20th centuries, walk the historic neighborhood, and interact with residents to learn the stories of generations of immigrants who helped shape the American experience. The museum is available by guided tour only. Each tour focuses on a specific theme and takes visitors to a different area of the building or neighborhood.
New York City, New York
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Don't waste your money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Go visit your grand mothers house and you will probably see the same stuff you see here

Visited September 2011
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New York, NY
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“Excellent, a walk back in time!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I went here with my husband in Feb 2011 to see how the Irish lived when they came to NYC in the 1800's. It was VERY interesting, informative and a wee bit haunting. You actually get to go into one of the tenements which has been preserved and set up to look like it was back in the day. The guides are very nice and helpful and it cost us approx $10 each for a 1hr guided tour. A historical gem, well worth a visit!!

Visited April 2011
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Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A Moving Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I recently visited the Tenement Museum and took the Hard Times tour. What a moving experience! All information presented was supported with primary sources including census data, interviews, and even old affidavits, making the experience that much more real for me. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and encouraged us to ask questions, all of which he was able to answer. I had goosebumps as I touched the original mahogany railing that the 7,000 immigrants living at 97 Orchard Street all used to maneuver the wooden staircase.

The museum was easy to access via the subway and a short enjoyable walk through Chinatown. I bought my tickets online the day before, but others were purchasing just before the tour. There were many tours to choose from, and I've love to go back for more as they all seem slightly different.

Visited February 2012
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Staten Island, New York
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“worth the time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

really unique museum concept, worth the time . pre-book as tours are small in number...nice follow up after the Ellis Island museum

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“Tenement Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Great tour, great guide. We'll be back soon to take advantage of the other tours.

Visited February 2012
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