A nation built on
The Tenement Museum17
Why locals love it
Interested in reliving history? The Tenement Museum uses a preserved tenement house to trace the rich history of the American people. Learn about the many generations of immigrants that passed through the neighborhoods of America’s original melting pot – New York City.
Why you should visit it
The museum allows visitors to gain a glimpse of the past through historical preservation, story telling and advanced interactive technology. One of the museum's most intriguing draws is that all of the museum’s subjects once actually lived in the building, 97 Orchard Street, which was constructed in 1863.
Each tour has a unique focus. The Hard Times tour, which discusses tenement life during America’s Great Depression, is just one on offer.