Lower East Side Tenement Museum

103 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002


103 Orchard Street
10002 New York , NY
United States
Phone: 212-431-0233
New York US
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
The Tenement Museum welcomes all visitors. Any day you visit the Museum you will find Induction Loops, FM Assistive Listening Devices, and educators trained in sighted guide technique and verbal description. Although our historic tenement building at 97 Orchard Street is not wheelchair accessible, we offer three neighborhood walking tours that are. Additionally, we offer special programs for both private groups and the public, such as touch tours that include additional handling objects and verbal description and tours in American Sign Language lead by a deaf educator.

Facility Access Information

Main Entrance: 
1 step. Accessible entrance is on Delancey Street
Accessible Entrance: 
There is an accessible entrance with no steps or ramps on Delancey Street, just West of Orchard. The nearest subway is the F or JMZ trains to Delancey/Essex Street. The nearest accessible subway is at W. 4th Street.
Accessible Restrooms: 
Some restrooms are accessible
Accessible Restroom Location: 
There is an accessible restroom on the ground floor and basement floor.
Family/Unisex Restroom: 
Family / unisex restroom available (wheelchair accessible)
Family/Unisex Restroom Location: 
The accessible restroom on the ground floor is family/unisex.
Segways Not Allowed
Service Animals: 
Sitting Area Location: 
in the Visitors Center in the learning center and theater spaces.
Portable Chairs: 
educators at all stops along the tour.
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information: 
The Tenement Museum is only available by guided tour, and visitors who are blind or low vision, deaf or hard of hearing are requested to call in advance to ensure thorough accommodation is available.
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk: 
Braille/tactile floor plans
Large-print brochures
Braille brochures
Notepad and pencil (for deaf and other visitors)
Neck loops and headsets
Portable FM system (headsets and neck loops)/other amplification devices
Audio guide transcripts
Staff members trained in sighted guide technique
A staff member who knows American Sign Language (ASL)
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Touch Tours are available upon request for groups of five or more visitors. Please book in advance by calling our Group Services Coordinator at 212.431.0233 x 255 or online www.tenement.org. ASL Tours are available upon request for groups of five or more visitors, and bi-monthly for the public. Book a group tour by calling 212.431.0233 x255 or online at www.tenement.org. Check the upcoming public tour schedule online at www.tenement.org/vizinfo_ada.html.
Our Access Programs Use: 
Touch Tours
ASL Tours
Original touchable objects
Touch objects (replicas, facsimiles, props)
Tactile diagrams
Verbal descriptions
Music and sound
Theaters, Auditoriums, Video Installations
Theaters and Auditoriums: 
Induction loop assistive listening system
Video Installations: 
Videos with words have open captioning.
Captioning is available for live presentations upon advance request.
Information about Programs and Upcoming Exhibits
You can find out about our regular and accessible programs from: 
To join our mailing list or receive a newsletter/access newsletter: 
Media showcasing programs available for visitors with disabilities: