Tenement Museum Announces Re-Launch of Walking Tours

Photo courtesy of the Tenement Museum 2017
Photo courtesy of the Tenement Museum 2017

As local museums begin to re-open after months of COVID-19 closures, the Tenement Museum has announced a phased re-opening plan, beginning on Saturday, September 12th, 2020. They plan to start with their walking tours of the Lower East Side, offering a “limited number of single-household walking tours…on Saturdays, with the hope of expanding in the coming months.”

The museum posted an “emergency appeal” fundraiser after closing their doors in March, and attracted enough attention, with the help of a New York Times story, to announce a plan to move forward with re-opening plans. In an update on their fundraising page in July, they wrote:

“The Museum is making long-term plans to reopen stronger when the pandemic loosens its hold. That means strengthening finances, deepening the scholarly research that underpins our work, and committing ourselves to stand against injustice and racism. Though the months ahead still remain uncertain for the Museum, we are sustained by the knowledge that the stories we tell are important to so many—around the country and around the world. We are deeply grateful for the support of all those who have contributed to our emergency appeal campaign, and all those who consider making gifts in the months to come as we plan for a safe re-opening.”