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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
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 212-219-0888
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing Synagogue! If you are in the area-just stop by to marvel; if you have time for a tour call them to arrange one. also, great musical programs and stuff for kids to do!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KatushaNY
Reviewed 3 days ago

The great migration of Eastern European Jews was in the 1880’s thru the early 1900’s And they settled on the lower east side of Manhattan. However,their experience was the same as any immigrant group that also came here. This museum speaks to the immigrant experience....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is an interesting collection of artifacts about american Jewry, many of which are immigrants which settled in the neighborhood. It's in basement. One flight up - the most beautiful synagogue I've ever seen.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Greg K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away in the heart of today's Chinatown is this historic building, a great remnant of the Lower East Side of the 19th century, the main enclave of Jewish immigrants arriving to America. It's been beautifully restored and offers tours.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TKipTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restored synagogue is beautiful in a strictly architectural sense, but the exhibits about Jewish culture at the turn of the century and the tour (explaining the history of the building and the renovation) were added bonuses. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Siege J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour learning of the history of the synagogue and Jewish immigrants to the Eldridge Street area with our docent Lucy, who knew so much and was so interesting. We really enjoyed the tour and the restoration work of the synagogue was beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hadley100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building was so neglected. I read an article that volunteers were working on salvaging this place. I volunteered. It is a memory that I will always treasure.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Decor71
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Such a beautiful place and a great way to learn about the history of the area. They have done an amazing restoration job and the small museum is really informative.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lottie501
Reviewed 1 December 2018

This is a real jewel for those interested in architecture and history. Great insights into the immigration of Jews into the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1800s, and the growth and decline of the congregation of this Orthodox synagogue, and of the wonderful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brucewyatt2
Reviewed 1 December 2018

This synagogue has been restored to its glory and is really beautiful. The synagogue also includes a small museum that offers a fascinating insight into Jewish immigration and life in New York over the past. Our guide was very funny, welcoming and extremely informative. Highly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
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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