Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum - New York, New York

Tenement Museum – New York, New York

I heard about a fascinating museum in Manhattan and had to check it out. So after I visited Grand Central Station, I ventured to the Lower East Side. This one is entirely different from typical museums that feature creative works displayed in gallery-like settings.

The Tenement Museum converted a real New York City Tenement into living conditions experienced by actual historic residents. Imagine a history museum where history surrounds you instead of artifacts in a gallery space.

I thought the museum was in this building, designated by the red awning. But, it turned out to be the bookstore, and ticketing was located there, along with a theater that ran a short documentary. The original historic tenement was located several buildings down on Orchard Street.

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