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Visiting Tenement Museum- A Unique Opportunity to Study the Life of Immigrants

April 26, 2012 / bookitnow, New York, USA /

If you have come to New York for a trip, there are several tourist attractions that you would like to explore. The NYC attraction list goes on and on. But there are a few sights without exploring which your NYC trip will be incomplete. Tenement Museum is one such tourist sight which can tell you a lot about the history of this place.

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While choosing NYC holiday packages, make sure to check for a visit to the Tenement Museum. Otherwise, you’ll miss out a great experience. Located on the Lower East Side of New York City, this museum bears the stories of the early immigrants. Visiting this museum will give you the opportunity to take a closer look into the lives of the immigrants who has made the Lower East Side their home for generations.

Tenement Museum is situated at 97 Orchard Street. The museum building has 20 individual apartments. The five story building used to house more than 7,000 people between 1863 and 1935. The immigrants belonged to 20 different countries.

The museum authorities have researched and then recreated the apartments to give the museum its present shape. The apartments used to house four different families. At present the museum authorities are working on a fifth apartment.

If you wish to explore this museum you can opt for any of the four guided tours.

• Piecing It Together: This tour will enable you to take a closer look at the garment industry. You will visit the Rogarshevsky and Levine family apartments during the one hour tour.
• Getting By: If you are willing to know about the challenges faced by the immigrants, this one hour tour will be ideal for you. This tour will take you to the Gumpertz and Baldizzi family apartments.
• The Confino Family Apartment: This one hour tour is a good choice for families with children. You can touch items, try on clothing and also dance.
• The Moores: this one hour tour will give you an insight into the life of the Irish Catholic immigrants.

The Tenement Museum is open 7 days a week. You can visit the museum between 10 am and 6 pm. The price of tickets for adults is $20. Students and senior citizens can get a ticket for $15. It is free for the members.
Before booking cheap flights to NYC, you should make a list of local tourist attractions including this museum. All NYC vacation travel deals include a visit to this museum. In fact all NYC hotels, be it luxury hotels or cheap hotels include this museum in their sightseeing packages.


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