100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

Tenement Museum

Location: New York

Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, The Tenement Museum is an old apartment building, once home to over 7,000 residents from 20 different countries, turned artifact. The building was in use from 1863 to 1935 until the landlord decided to evict all the residents and board the upper floors. No changes were made to the building until the museum became involved in 1988. The building serves as an artifact for living conditions in the late 19th and early 20th century, becoming a national historic landmark in 1994. With the diversity and large amount of residents in a relatively small space, the museum gives visitors a real life view of immigration.

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