The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) aims to preserve and present the history, heritage, culture, and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.
Revenue is invested in subsidizing museum visits for students from Title I schools across the tri-state area.
Select dates (see tour description)
Adults, Families, Youth, Students, Professionals
1 to 8
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Embark on an exciting historical journey into one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods! This Chinatown walking tour focuses on how everyday buildings and places of historical significance reflect and shape a community, from its origins as a Native American village of Werpoes Hill in 1600 to one of the fastest growing immigrant communities of present day New York City. The tour will take you to the oldest streets of Chinatown, a Catholic church, the oldest general store in Chinatown and a Chinese eatery that catered to the needs of Chinatown’s turn-of-the-century “bachelor society.”
Upcoming public tours:
Saturday, June 23rd
Saturday, July 7th
Saturday, July 21st
Saturday, August 4th
Saturday, August 11th
For private tours, please inquire at [email protected]
Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, New York, New York, United States
Take subway lines N, Q, R, W, J, Z, or 6 to Canal Street, or buses M9, M15, or M103.
To engage audiences in an ongoing and historical dialogue, in which people of all backgrounds are able to see American history though a critical perspective, to reflect on their own experiences, and to make meaningful connections between: the past and the present, the global and the local, themselves and others.
Quarterly Family Festivals (Mid-Autumn Moon, Lunar New Year, Family Treasures, Dragon Boat)
MOCACREATE drop-in arts & crafts for families (1st and 3rd Saturdays)
Adult public programs (film screenings, curator talks, book launches, food tastings, music & theater performances, history programs, etc…)