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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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Such a cute little museum! Slightly off the beaten path, so I'd recommend it to people who either live in New York or have been there for quite a few times, but it rewards you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Such a cute little museum! Slightly off the beaten path, so I'd recommend it to people who either live in New York or have been there for quite a few times, but it rewards you with a great personalized tour - my group, on (Free!) Monday afternoon had only four people! The synagogue itself is amazing, probably one of Manhattans... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

In the heart of what is now chinatown sits this amazing synagogue that has been completely renovated. The history and the work done for 20 years is breath taking and worthwhile!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

History came alive. The tour was excellent as was the movie about the restoration of this synagogue.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I saw in my guide book that this was supposed to be a really pretty building, and it was close to where we wanted to be, anyway, so I thought we'd pop in. I'm so glad we did. It's a truly beautiful building. The basement area is nice, but when you get to the main body of the synagogue, you'll... More 

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Nanuet, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the most beautiful synagogues I've seen. Tucked away surrounded by Chinese stores which shows how the neighborhood has changed. We took the newly tried evening tours that included wine and some noshes. There were about 30 people on our tour. The tour guide was a wonderfully spoken young lady who was an absolute pleasure. I highly recommend this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The docent describing the history of the museum knew a great deal, gave us a full and brief history, and shared her passion and love of this active museum.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Tucked away in lower Manhattan where the Lower Eastside and Chinatown blur in this historical gem of a synagogue with the most friendly and informative staff! Take the subway to Canal street. Walk toward the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge (Itself very beautiful). Cross the street and keep walking straight a few blocks until you come to Eldridge Street. Turn... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Learn a lot about the Eastern European Jews' immigration to the U.S. and their determination to practice their faith.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

NO IT IS NOT NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.... It is Museum at Eldridge Street, and what an unusual place it is. Full of particular types of exhibits and worth a couple of hours if your schedule, just to see that there are smaller museums with just as interesting things to view as the larger, more well-known places such as the... More 

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Alamo, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our family really enjoyed our tour at Eldridge Street. The synagogue is restored to its glory, the staff was friendly and informed

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