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Museum of Jewish Heritage

Address: 36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280 (Financial District)
Phone Number: 646-437-4202
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Circle Line: NYC Liberty Cruise
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Ranked #85 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a...
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Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living memorial to the Holocaust.
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Eatontown, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I went there with a group of 8th graders. I myself understand the culture and what went on during this time.The pictures still brought tears to my eyes. This group was learning. This museum was amazing all the items they managed to save. The students learned so much and were so touched by there experience. I would recommend this museum... More 

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Rye, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a gem of a museum with not only excellent collections but on going cultural events and teaching seminars. The location provides for accessibility by sub way and excellent parrking lots are available on the week end. The gift shop is also very carefully stocked with a wide selection. While attending an excellent documentary film on the deportation of... More 

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This museum tells the story of both Jewish heritage and the holocaust through personal narratives and objects from people's experiences. It is powerful, moving and gripping- you delve into peoples' lives, and time seems to pass without notice. The setting of the museum is also spectacular- to hear voices of trauma while looking out at the Statue of Liberty is... More 

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Atlanta
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you can go to this museum and not be horrified by what happened during Hitler's regime, you're not in touch. My mother was German and grew up during his time and I never understood their ideology of genocide. And to realize that the powers that be did not stop this annihilation. This exhibit takes a long time because it... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We have been trying to visit this museum for some time as our daughter lives very close by. However, we normally visit on Saturdays, & it is not open on Saturday. We made a special trip in on a Sunday to have brunch and then go with our daughter to see the exhibits. We need to go back, as after... More 

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Sanford, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

As a Jewish person, I felt this was a must see, but I think others will get a well documented history of the Holocaust. The museum is nicely maintained with a large collection of artifacts and a timeline of the war and rise of Hitler. It was touching to see the perseverance of my relatives. We spent over 4 hours... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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168 reviews 168 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The Holocaust exhibit was very informative and moving. Definitely worth checking out. A lot to learn. The rest of the museum was nicely put together.

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Wading River, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visited with kids ages 11, 12 and 14. Nicely structured with very poigniant and thought provoking WWII Holocaust collection, as well as touching immigration stories. Lovely view of Statue of Liberty as backdrop.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As terrible and horrible as the holocaust was---the Jewish Heritage Museum does a fabulous job of documenting history so it is never ever forgotten. We thought we would stay there for a few hours and ended up being there over four hours. I enjoyed the historical perspective of Jewish Immigration before the war and then again after the war including... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Displays so well done, the stone garden and painted Succah wall especially impressive; we were a group & our tour guide, Annie, was particularly informative and knew how to connect with our grandchildren & make everything relevant.

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