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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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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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This place was quiet and peaceful compared to the smelly, dirty surroundings of China town. Well done for restoring such a beautiful and historically important place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place was quiet and peaceful compared to the smelly, dirty surroundings of China town. Well done for restoring such a beautiful and historically important place.

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New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was a brief tour. We really didn't get a chance to review all that it has to offer because of the crowd - as it was Egg, Eggcream & Empanada Festival. There were lots of stairs, a line for the bathroom and the traffic was horrendous - not enough space to accommodate the crowd. We met a lovely woman... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A Beautifully restored Cathedral! Lovely spot with great Artifacts of Old New York! Many events held here because of the Lovely Architecture! Not to be missed in Old East Side!! Lower East side as they say! Popular booming area!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I took the 2PM tour. Very interesting Jewish history. Roberta was great. Very informative about the museum. The best photos are on the second and third floors. The interactive screens on the first floor are very informative. Go through each interactive screen.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Highly recommend the free tour which points out all the cool quirks like the upside down chandelier and dents in the wood floor. Beautiful museum and you can be in and hour out in an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a real "hidden gem"! My traveling partner and I have been to NY many times, so we were looking for something we hadn't seen before. This is a great NY story. The first synagogue in NYC built expressly for that purpose, it fell into disrepair until the 1980s when it was lovingly restored. Only one element is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

When I came here, I was already terribly tired, and an option to sit in cool place was great for me. Luckily I came just when new tour was about to begin. A nice girl told us a lot of interesting things about the history of the place, also about jewish traditions, which was also very interesting for me. The... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

A tremendous way to spend a couple of hours. The building is very interesting, but we were most impressed by the story of the community. Not being Jewish makes it all the more interesting. Good guides did a good job on the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I visited this museum with my 11-year old son in July. The museum is located on the basement level of the historic Eldridge Street synagogue. I wasn't sure what to expect, and I was a little concerned that my son would be bored. When we arrived, we were about 15 minutes early for the next tour to begin. Tours run... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This Synagogue is the real deal -- from a sociological and historical perspective, it explores the meaning of liberation. In some ways, religion is the least of it. We had an amazing tour guide whose knowledge, passion, and people skills made everyone comfortable and involved. Highly recommend!

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