The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is a museum at 108 Orchard Street. It recreates the appearance of apartments in the late 19th century right up to the earlier part of the 20th century.
As there were no regulations to tenement living conditions until 1879, rented apartment at that time were squalid, with no windows or indoor plumbing. At that time, the poor lived crammed together under the most deplorable quarters. This is vividly captured in the museum, which provides visitors snapshots of how life was like back in those early days.
Today the museum conduct tours where visitors can experience how it was last going back to the past.
108 Orchard Street
How to reach the Lower East Side Tenement MuseumTake the F, J, M or Z train to the Essex Street/Delancey Street station.
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