History lives and breathes in Manhattan.
You see in the architecture: from cramped tenement apartments, to the ornate commercial buildings that announced that Jewish businesses had arrived. It's in the NYC museums, from Ellis Island National Monument, to the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, to the Museum of Jewish Heritage—a Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
You taste it in the food. Herring, lox, bagels, knishes, rye bread, pickles, and egg creams fed hungry Jewish immigrants. They have now become "New York food," emblematic of the city. And of course, you see it in the people, many of whom are descended from those who arrived with little more than a dream.
We specialize in public and private tours of the Lower East Side. Learn more about our scheduled public walking tours of the Lower East Side, or preview some of the sights on our public or private Lower East Side tours here.
Jeffrey Altman, Manhattan native, leads private tours of Ellis Island National Monument and the Museum of Jewish Heritage—a Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
Museums and sights
- Ellis Island - where thousands of immigrants first stepped onto U.S. soil.
- Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust - a comprehensive Holocause museum in lower Manhattan, near Battery Park.
To inquire about a private or group tour call (800) 758-0098
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