- Lower East Side
- History & Culture
- Kids (5–8)
- Teens (13–18)
- Tweens (9–12)
Walking Tour: “All-of-a-Kind Family”
Take the kids on a trip to the literary Lower East Side! Follow in the footsteps of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie, the beloved sisters depicted in Sydney Taylor’s children’s classic All-of-a-Kind Family. Stroll through the story and into the streets to learn about the real-life people and Lower East Side places that inspired Taylor to write All-of-a-Kind Family. These behind-the-scenes details are guaranteed to make you love the book even more! Recommended for children five and up and their adult companions.
Visit the Main Sanctuary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, a house of worship where the All-of-a-Kind characters may have attended
See the Allen Street tenements and discuss how the sisters lived
Visit Hester and Orchard Streets where the characters shopped from pushcarts and peddlers
Walk through Seward Park and see where the girls used to play
Pass by Seward Park Library where the sisters borrowed their books
Stop by The Pickle Guys and sample one of the sisters’ favorite foods
Ticket Price Includes Museum Admission.
This Museum at Eldridge Street Walking Tour is only available to small groups (25 people max). This tour is available to both individual ticket holders and families.
Image Credit: “All-of-a-Kind Family,” Sydney Taylor, 1984 book cover.