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Tenement Museum, New York City

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To see America through the eyes of an immigrant living in New York about a century ago, visit Tenement Museum, a five-story brick building that once served as home to nearly 7,000 people from over 20 different nations. The museum promotes tolerance and provides a historical perspective on the immigrant experience, featuring exhibits built to depict the lives of those who lived here between 1869 and 1935. You can take a tour of the former tenement any day of the week, but to place the lives of immigrants in the broader context of the city's history, consider taking a walking tour of the entire neighborhood. Check online for availability, and take advantage of considerable savings by booking a combination tenement-neighborhood tour. To visit Tenement Museum and get the most from your holiday in New York City, create itinerary details personal to you using our New York City travel route planning tool.
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  • This place has so much potential! I would have loved to be able to walk through the whole place as if it were museum and not on a tour. We did the tenement tour about Women, it was extremely pricey... 
    This place has so much potential! I would have loved to be able to walk through the whole place as if it were museum and not on a tour. We did the tenement tour about Women, it was extremely pricey...  more »
  • Interesting museum and learned quite a bit. History was unique. The price of the visit would make it difficult for families to see more than one tour. The tours are an hour long each and definitely... 
    Interesting museum and learned quite a bit. History was unique. The price of the visit would make it difficult for families to see more than one tour. The tours are an hour long each and definitely...  more »
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  • It's nice to go once. The inside doesn't look as different from a modern apartment as I hoped, which is because the history is only a few decades. I had hoped to see something older so was slightly disappointed. For a wider context, I recommend going to the Museum of the City of New York first before coming here. Note: They do not allow photos.
  • My wife booked the tour thinking I would like it and she was wrong... I LOVED it. You guys did a fantastic job with preservation and presentation. We did the "At home in 1933" tour," and I can not wait to go back and take the others! Thank you for the amazing experience!

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