This is a great little museum in the Lower East Side, recounting the lives and stories of turn of the century New York immigrants through visiting their old, preserved dwellings.
You need to book yourself on one of their tours (it's not a walk-around museum) with a number of themes to choose from. Be aware that tours do book out so I recommend booking a couple of days ahead to avoid disappointment.
We chose the sweatshop tour, which told the story of two Jewish families in the garment trade.
The guide took us to their two old apartments - it really felt like going back into time seeing all the preserved features.
The guide was good, he projected well and kept the tour interactive. Your was also of a good length - an hour or so.
The museum has a great shop too with a great selection of immigration based books.
Would definitely recommend - seeing the immigrants' homes really brought the old Lower East Side to life.
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