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“Tenement Museurm was awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum
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$107.00*
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NY Urban Pioneers Private Walking Tour
Ranked #27 of 1,078 things to do in New York City
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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.
Maple Ridge, Canada
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“Tenement Museurm was awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Great Museum that told the story of early residents, great guide and well done musuem, gift shop is awesome as well, one of the best we saw.

Visited October 2012
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“Definitely worth a visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

So I just got back from NY and did the "Hard Times" tour at the tenement museum. Definitely worth a visit. The tours are pegged to a 4th grade level - which I do understand, because there is such a variety of people - and have more "touchy feely" flavor than my own personal preference - which just wants lots more facts and history and details - but they are still very interesting.

Our guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and nimble-minded - able to answer lots of questions. (You try to explain the Great Depression in 20 seconds to an 11 year old Danish boy who has never heard of it!)

After lunch I walked back past and listened a bit as the Irish tour was in the outside privy yard. The guide was giving a good background on the potato famine. Again - well done, but I wish there was a tour for people who already had a good knowledge already and just wanted to explore the whole phenomena of tenement living.

If you're hungry - the tour ends by putting you out right by the "Congee Village" Chinese restaurant, which was really good and very inexpensive.

Visited October 2012
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Immigrant History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Having been to this museum I now understand how the pieces fit together.How indeed the immigrants from so many places in the last two centuries have pieced such a unique city together. A great insight. Be sure to book as there are limited numbers in the apartments.

Visited October 2012
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miami,fla
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“glad we went”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

we did this tour when in NY on a previous trip. I highly recommend it. Very interesting. You can go online and pre book so you are sure to get the time an day you want.

Visited October 2012
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St. Catharines, Canada
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“Best Museum in North America”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

The scope and the size make this an enjoyable experience and the docents are great. take a look at their website and book a tour ahead of time - it's taken me 3 attempts in the past year to get in.

Visited October 2012
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