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Review of Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum
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$37.50*
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East Village Walking Tour with Food Tasting
Ranked #59 of 1,175 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 different areas of our two historic tenement buildings or neighborhood.
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not much to see but quite interesting if U got a little time to spare. My friend and I enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Tenement Museum is a great reminder about how the United States were populated. People leaving their homes to follow their dreams and hopes. The guided tours of different eras are delightful and informative. The free evening talks are stimulating. This is a must see for all. Unless you are descended from Native Americans or African Slaves, your ancestors may have had the same experiences that the many families of Orchard Street had.

Thank CarlinaInTheCity
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you're looking for a museum that really gives you an eye into the past this is it. The tenement museum has restored several 19th century apartments in the lower east side. The tell the life of the person or family who lived there. It's rare to see the environment of the middle to lower classes preserved so nicely. A really interesting and unique experience.

Thank GVarch
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is really worth a visit. Very well presented to find out about how the immigrants lived and integrated into American life. Tenement building split into different levels for different parts of life. Living, Shops, manufacturing all in the area where it happened. Very well well a visit. Allow time.

Thank Cheflizzie
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

My wife and I did the Hard Times tour and we found it very interesting
BUT
1. The guide looked like she had done this tour many times and seemed a bit bored
2. No photos at any time - because they are so special. I can understand how they don't want photos taken on the tour itself but they should let you take some at some stage. I have all these great memories of our trip except for this place. I think they need to move into this century if they want to stay relevant.

Thank Swanee59
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