Follow the paths of immigrants past and present. Hear their stories and learn
about their lives…by visiting where they lived, delving into their diverse cultures,
and listening to their accounts using 21st century digital technology.

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue,
and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust offer a
memorable way to learn about the history of New York City through the stories of immigrants from 1863 to the present.

In this inspiring heritage tour, you can visit three distinctive cultural sites in Lower
Manhattan at a reduced rate and discover how New York City has been a gateway
to a better life for generations.

Just download your Gateway to America Passport and present it at each
museum to receive $2 off admission per person in your party.
You can go
to just one, two, or all three museums. Visits to each museum may be on different
days but you must use this pass within one year of the first visit.

Note: Please consider arranging your trip to the Tenement Museum first since it
may only be visited through a schedule of guided tours (see details below), and then
make your plans to go to the other two museums.



Meet the residents who lived in 97 Orchard Street, a tenement built in 1863 on Manhattan's Lower East Side. They faced challenges we understand today: making a new life, working for a better future, starting a family with limited means.

Due to the small spaces, the Tenement Museum
can only be seen by guided tour. It is suggested
you make reservations in advance, though a small number of tickets are reserved for day-of
purchases. For a list of guided tour themes, please click here.

Gateway to America Heritage Tour participants receive $2 off admission:
Adults: $18 $20
Students: $13 $15
Seniors (65+): $13 $15

In order to get the $2 reduction on tickets ordered online, use discount code TENEMENT.

To arrange a group tour (10 or more people),
call 212.431.0233 x241 or e-mail

108 Orchard Street

Hours: 7 days a week, 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.

For directions, click here >

Discover one of NYC’s most breathtaking National Historic Landmarks, the magnificently restored 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. Step into the footsteps of the synagogue’s immigrant founders. Explore award-winning digital displays on our gateway Lower East Side neighborhood. Discover how the immigrant experience transformed and continues to transform communities today.

Gateway to America Heritage Tour participants receive $2 off admission:
Adults: $8 $10
Students & Seniors (62+): $6 $8
Children 5-18: $4 $6
Children under 5: Free

Advance reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Call 212.219.0302 or submit a request online by clicking here>

12 Eldridge Street
Between Canal and Division Streets

Hours: Sunday - Thursday from 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Closed Fridays*, Saturdays, and Jewish holidays
*Available for group tours on Fridays with prior arrangement.

For directions, click here >

With a breathtaking view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, experience the stories of diverse individuals who sought to build new lives in America, from 1935 through the present. Using the latest interactive technology, visitors hear inspiring first-hand accounts of Holocaust survivors, refugees, and others who chose to make the US their home.

Gateway to America Heritage Tour participants receive $2 off admission:
Adults: $10 $12
Seniors: $8 $10
Students: $5 $7
Children 12 and under: Free
Admission permits entry to all Museum exhibitions.

Advance reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Call 646.437.4304 or e-mail

Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place

Hours: Sunday - Tuesday, Thursday 10 A.M. - 5:45 P.M.
Wednesday 10 A.M - 8 P.M.
Friday 10 A.M - 5 P.M. (Daylight Saving Time) Friday and the eve of Jewish Holidays
10 A.M - 3 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time)
Closed Saturdays, Jewish holidays, and Thanksgiving.

For directions, click here >

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