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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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Great sinagogue in the chinatown

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Serendipity can play a huge part on holiday, especially in a place like New York City where there is so much to see and do. We had decided to steer clear of the usual museum trail and, helped by the fabulous Not The Met guidebook ( which I highly recommend), we plumped for a visit to The Museum at Eldridge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A New York City Landmark, the Eldridge Street Project holds regular tours inside a beautifully restored synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We just decided to visit the Lower East side on our own. We found a walking tour that featured Jewish heritage/immigration in NYC. This was our first stop. What a treasure! Beautifully restored in 2007. Monday was free entrance with a one hour guide to provide the history & background of the area & this synagogue. So much to know.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Loved the tour of the Eldridge St Museum. Our young female docent was very engaging and knowledgeable delivering the tour. She was passionate about the Synagogue and its history, along with being eager to share its beauty. I was blown away when we were taken upstairs and shown the majestic beauty of this hidden gem. I loved this tour and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited today and took the tour with Judy Greenspan, the director of education for the museum. This was a wonderful experience for us. So much information and the building is just beautiful. Much of the tour focused on the recent huge renovation project, as well as the history of the building and the area. My grandmother was from a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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Additional Information about Museum at Eldridge Street

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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