Lower East Side Tenement Museum

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
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.