New York is a city of immigrants, filled with the stories of the millions of men, women, and children who left their lives in the old country for a shot at grabbing the tantalizing American Dream. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum commemorates the everyday lives of these bygone New Yorkers. Housed in a national landmark tenement at 97 Orchard Street, the museum pays tribute to the 7,000 people from 20 nations who called the building home between 1863 and 1935 through educator-led
walking tours of the surrounding neighborhood. Walking the same streets as their ancestors in one of America's most iconic immigrant neighborhoods, visitors forge powerful emotional connections with immigrants both past and present, bringing greater appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping America's evolving national identity.