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Museum at Eldridge Street

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Address: 12 Eldridge Street, Between Canal and Division Streets, New York City, NY 10002 (Formerly Eldridge Street Synagogue)
Phone Number: +1 212-219-0888
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Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: 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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Wonderful museum!

Took a tour here and found it really interesting. The tour I took included free food. The guide explains what life was like before the Synagogue existed (people had to worship in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Took a tour here and found it really interesting. The tour I took included free food. The guide explains what life was like before the Synagogue existed (people had to worship in their apartment). How they constructed it and about how they restored it. Fans of Stargate will definitely enjoy the brand new stained glass window that they installed. Be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A true hidden gem. This fully restored synagogue from the time when the Lower East side was crowded with recent Jewish immigrants is now a museum restored to its original splendor. The surroundings have evolved to now housing recent Chinese immigrants, but this little nook of the last century remains. Well worth a visit.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

What A absolutely beautiful Synagogue with a lot of history to reminisce in. You can also get a sheet with informations in different languages which is really helpful.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The synagogue at Eldridge Street is a part of the history of New York as it tells the story of the immigrants and their new life in New York. We did the guided tour with Barbara and it was our family and only two others. Barbara did a great job sharing the history of the synagogue and the immigrants in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was the first Synagogue built in America. It is fully restored now and looks amazing. The tour is very informative... sorry we missed the video about the restoration (it wasn't working today). Take a trip while you are downtown by Canal... it is really a gem. You only need about an hour to check it out. They offer 20%... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It is so worth the effort to visit the interior of this beautiful synagogue. The pictures simply do not do it justice! We were lucky enough to get a great tour by Barry Yood, who has family ties to the synagogue. We are not Jewish and really appreciated Mr. Yood's enertaining explanations and stories. We learned so much! Highly recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were recommended to go and caught the middle of a tour. The tour was not that interesting but the synagogue was beautiful with a wonderful history. Our tour guide was very average and brought very little to the proceedings but if you are passing go in and look around. It is right next to the Tenement museum so you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Beautiful building with awesome stained glass and dark wooden pews. Gives an insight to non-Jewish about the Jewish religion and culture.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

They were closed Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, there was nothing on the website. Got a recording when I called, but I was already there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Words can actually not do it justice. The Synagogue is absolutely breathtaking - go see for yourself.

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Additional Information about Museum at Eldridge Street

Address: Address: 12 Eldridge Street, Between Canal and Division Streets, New York City, NY 10002 (Formerly Eldridge Street Synagogue)
Phone Number: +1 212-219-0888
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Chinatown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12

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