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Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280 (Financial District)
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Ranked #90 of 847 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Museums
Description: The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living memorial to the Holocaust.
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This museum was on our list, although of none faith it gives you a full understanding of the persecution they faced under the Nazis.. Battery park close by was under refurb so it made getting to the museum a bit more akward, probably why there were only a few people visiting-tip avoid the cafe expensive & lacked choice.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Liked all of it. Easy to get to using various city subway lines. Must pay an entrance fee. Located in a lively area near the Staten Island Ferry.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

There were amazing displays from the Holocaust, all exhibited with great taste. The personal stories by survivors were heart-wrenching. We spent over 2 hours there and it was not enough. Definitely a must see!

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New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Every American, every human being should see this museum. The museum is beautiful architecture and beautifully curated . It is new and apparently not well known. We were shocked that it was virtually empty on a summer tourist season Thursday afternoon

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Anaheim, CA
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21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

There were four of us heading to the museum. My husband had read about an exhibit about Auschwitz. He was born in Poland and had an interest in seeing this exhibit. All four of us are Jewish and were very interested in seeing the museum. It was a very busy place with lots of kids there on a school tour.... More

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This beautiful building hosts the permanent "Garden of Stones" exhibit, located on the second floor terrace, accessible from the museum's café. You can visit it for free or rest and have a cup of coffee in the café. There are 18 boulders (the number representing "life" according to the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet), cored out by the artist... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It was so nice to finally visit the museum of Jewish heritage as we had tried to get there on previous visits to New York, but as ever we either got lost/went during Passover or just ran out of time!. The day we visited was the day we arrived , which just happened to be free admission on Weds after... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Incredibly emotional.. The entire second level is dedicated to the developments leading to and during the Shoah. Even though I am Jewish, I found the museum informative; I learned things I did not know.

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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We visited here on a whim but were glad to have visited. Very informative and the Holocaust information was very moving .. We should never forget. A good museum that we would recommend ⭐️

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

I feel like time spent in NY is usually filled with hustle and bustle. I spent a quiet 2 hours here and felt like I had the place to myself. This museum is 3 floors full of Jewish history with the 2nd floor dedicated to The Holocaust. I am not Jewish and I learned quite a bit and gained much... More

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