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Museum at Eldridge Street

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Address: 12 Eldridge St, Between Canal and Division Streets, New York City, NY 10002-6204 (Formerly Eldridge Street Synagogue)
Phone Number: +1 212-219-0888
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Historic 127 year old synagogue in the Lower East Side.

$12 adults, $10...

Historic 127 year old synagogue in the Lower East Side.

$12 adults, $10 students/seniors, $8 children. Mondays free.

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Windows of the heavens.

Wonderful tour back in time. Restoration of this magnificent synagogue is a masterpiece. Learning the history of this neighborhood and how it has changed, grown, developed over... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Superior, Wisconsin
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Superior, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wonderful tour back in time. Restoration of this magnificent synagogue is a masterpiece. Learning the history of this neighborhood and how it has changed, grown, developed over more than a century is a look through the ages. I could have looked at these windows for hours.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for the synagogue and it did not disappoint. It is breathtakingly majestic. One does not need to be religious to appreciate it and the free guided tours are offered only to provide context. The staff are friendly and always ready to answer questions. Pay-as-you-wish every Monday.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad that I got to go. I had a wonderful docent named Mitchell who was extremely informative. He made the tour so interesting and infused it with laughter and history. This is a beautiful place and is a must see.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it is your very first trip to New York or not, the Eldridge Street Museum provides an interesting piece of New York history, more specifically it's immigrant part (Eastern European Jewish immigrants to be more precise). Built as a synagogue for Ashkenazim Jews worship,the building itself is a wonderful piece of architecture, which was designed to represent the hopes... More 

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Thank Hodok17
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very important to visit if you would like to understand better NYC and American history. David Silver is excellent docent and tour was very good. At the end of the tour I felt in lighted. Such a beautiful place, full of history.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My simple words will barely do justice to what this institution means. We had walked by on occasions when it was closed but this time we noticed there was an event\open house that included a tour, re-enactment, pie making, pictures, stories, geneology and other fascinating aspects of the synagogue. It was built about 130 years ago, went into disrepair for... More 

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dallas, texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading about this synagogue restoration, and seeing pictures of it online, I was eager to visit this Lower East Side landmark. Although the neighborhood is now almost exclusively Chinese, rather than Jewish, this building stands as a reminder of an important piece of history. We visited on a Sunday morning, and were offered a free tour of the building.... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

this is such an amazing building. I was lucky and arrived just when a guided tour started and learned a lot about the history and changes of the synagogue, the people and the area áround. But I could have just looked at the lovely window for hours

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had been wanting to see this restored synogogue for several years, but this was our first opportunity. The building has lovingly been restored and the museum and its docents do a wonderful job of explaining what life was like for the immigrant settlers when they arrived in NYC and the role of the synogogue in their life.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you have any interest in the history of New York, this beautifully restored synagogue is a must. The history of how it was built up and then how it fell into disrepair before it was restored was really interesting.

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