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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)
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+1 212-219-0888
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 15:00

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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A great history of Jewish Lower East Side

I have been on the tour of this beautiful temple before and it is wonderful but through March they have a great postcard exhibit of the Jewish Ghetto. I'm a postcard fan and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been on the tour of this beautiful temple before and it is wonderful but through March they have a great postcard exhibit of the Jewish Ghetto. I'm a postcard fan and great to see these old pics.

Thank Cassysj
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The audio visual tour was amazing and it was well preserved to show the beautiful workmanship! It is still an operating synagogue.

Thank Steve R
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A gem worth searching out. Tour person Elsa was so personable and explained everything so well w interesting stories from her family background. Wonderfully restored. I thank the congregation for opening their beautiful house of worship to share. Totally worth finding. I walked .4 mile from there to the tenament museum - which accents the theme of immigrants and community.

Thank Martha C
Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really have to take time for a day, visit the area and spent time in this magnifient synagogue! You don't need to be a believer to appreciate the beautiful architecture and enjoy the history of the place. Our guide was extremely friendly, entertaining and his knowledge of the place was a real pleasure to learn from! You will first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have wanted to go many times but the timing wasn't right, this trip we made it and I am so glad we persisted. It is a cultural gem. The docent was very helpful and a great communciator. Very good insight into social history and the restoration is excellent If you have to choose between this and the Jewish museum I... More 

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Superior, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 27 November 2016

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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