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Museum at Eldridge Street

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Historic 130 year old synagogue in the Lower East Side. $14 adults, $10 students/seniors, $8 children. Mondays are Pay As You Wish.
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12 Eldridge St, Between Canal and Division Streets, New York City, NY 10002-6204
+1 212-219-0888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came on this amazing building by chance and we were delighted to have found it. The guided tour was very informative and well worth a visit.

Thank Juliet H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The synagogue is beautifully restored. It is more a museum now than a synagogue. The tour will take you through the history of the building. Not this on the the Lower East Side

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a landmarked building with a magnificently restored interior. The history of the area and the building are well-documented in the museum and the tour is lively, informative, and moving.

Thank marcyinnyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I returned here with friends for Open House New York. I had told them how fantastic this little synagogue was - and they were not disappointed. The stained glass, the woodwork and the loving responses from those hosting this event bespoke of how valuable and...More

Thank DanW440
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing museum dedicated to the history of a beautiful synagogue in the Lower East Side. The synagogue was one of the first opened in the United States by Ashkenazim (Eastern European Jews); most earlier synagogues were opened by Sephardim (Jews of Spanish or Portuguese descent)....More

Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Eldridge St will make your jaw drop. The magnificent renovation has restored its glory and it is somewhere you'll want to just take it all in, and take lots of photos. I was lucky to have Barry as my personal guide, and I heard about...More

Thank Prue S
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We had scheduled a 10:00 AM tour at the Museum at Eldridge Street. The tickets were $14 each and we purchased them online. There were three other people with us on the hour long tour. The museum is a Synagogue from 1887 that has been...More

Thank MarilynG73
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Chinatown is sort of seeping into LES so this old synagogue is squeezed between lots of Asian shops and markets. The exterior is simple, but the interior has been beautifully restored after years of deterioration. The docent tour was very worthwhile. This has been on...More

Thank tlapin
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Fascinating and beautiful. One of the hidden cultural treasures of New York. Important for an understanding of the history of Judaism in the city.

Thank decourcym
Reviewed 8 September 2018

very informative visit seeing how this Synagogue has been transformed over the generations. Lovely Guide took us around as a small group and was very knowledgeable. Allow a couple of hours

Thank Karen S
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entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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18 October 2018|
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Response from Ron T | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Katz or Russ & Daughters. Neither cheap but they are good. Katz is a real experience, huge servings, lots of attitude. Wait in line to eat in.
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3 December 2017|
Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour took 45 minutes to an hour. Give it an hour to 1 1/2 hours at the most should do it.
6 June 2017|
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