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Tenement Museum, New York

Tenement Museum - New York, New York
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Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002Map
+1 212 982 8420
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

It may not seem like a likely place for a top New York City attraction. With the cool bars and hip boutique clothes stores now overtaking the Lower East Side, it’s easy to forget this neighborhood was crammed with ramshackle tenement houses where recent immigrants (mostly from Central and Eastern Europe) lived in squalid conditions. This intriguing better-than-you-expect museum is an excellent primer on neighborhood’s past, as well as an excellent general history of immigration in New York City, reminding us all that we all come from somewhere else. Rooms have been recreated to resemble a typical Lower East Side tenement building and staff operates as beacons of knowledge on the subject matter.

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By jbhaydn | Posted 05/13/13
  Will take the advice off Robin and not go on humid day's --jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 07/30/12
  Thank's for the tip from Robin London about the humid day! Would like to see this museum ! Love history lesson's--jbhaydn  
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By jbhaydn | Posted 02/11/12
  Liked the insite into what it was like back then ! Will check it out at first chance I get----jbhaydn  
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By michal | Posted 01/09/11
  I am a native New Yorker and was in awe at this tenement museum. My mother was brought up on the lower east side and always spoke about life in the tenements. This brought an insight into how she grew up and the neighborhood. I found it informative and fascinating. They managed to keep the life of the immigrants in tact and you feel as if you are one of them. I highly recommend this museum for anyone trying to connect with a piece of history that is gone. Just don't go on a hot humid day.I give this museum top rating. One of the best NY has to offer. Robin London...   Read More
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Tenement Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Friday to Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM, Thursday from 10:00 AM to 08:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
  • Nearest Train: Essex Street
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