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Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Address: 36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280
Phone Number: 646-437-4202
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10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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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
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The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living...

The museum is devoted to the exploration of Jewish heritage and a living memorial to the Holocaust.

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Worth a stop even if you aren't Jewish!

They have done such a great job at presenting the Jewish historical perspective, as well as the voice of the modern Jew! The timelines on the walls showing the events leading up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mommydoe
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Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have done such a great job at presenting the Jewish historical perspective, as well as the voice of the modern Jew! The timelines on the walls showing the events leading up WWII were absolutely fascinating! A couple of times I got mad at the US and British governments for the way they handled the requests for immigration from the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to its famed status as a Holocaust History Center and a Jewish Culture and History Museum, they are known for wonderful performances of musical and theatrical events that record the Jewish experience. We have seen many Klezmer and Cantorial concerts. But most recently, we attended the Operetta "The Golden Bride", a reenactment of a Yiddish performance done in... More 

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Getzville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located with views of NY Harbor, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, this museum's collection memorializes the Holocaust. It is a permanent reminder of inhumanity at its highest level but also celebrates the accomplishments of its survivors after the war.

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Thank Susan S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a charming museum, but with a few flaws. The Good: Fantastic permanent collections of beautiful Judaica art and artifacts from ancient to modern. The Bad: A young man at the front desk two several long minutes before he even looked up at me, despite that I was the only one standing there. When he finally did, he just... More 

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Thank lsiden
Brooklyn NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a beautiful museum celebrating Jewish History and sadly also sharing the hateful times of rhe Holocaust. They offer lovely special exhibits and events. It's best to visit this museum in the warm weather so you can take advantage of it's fabulous location. The terraces face the Harbor, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This museum taught me history in an way that informed and moved me. The staff was very welcoming. Absolutely gorgeous location. Visited on the first Sunday of the month and heard survivor testimony, which was life-changing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Easy to access. Lots of information, very informative. One of my favorite museums. It's nicer in the summer though. Situated right in battery park.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful Holocaust museum in Battery Park City. It's not as powerful as Had Vashem or the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, but it's still a moving museum in its own right. In addition to the exhibits, the building itself is beautiful and the view of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty is SPECTACULAR. Have been a number of times, to... More 

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The flow of the museum is very nice and the exhibit is laid out well. It is not as powerful as Yad Vashem, but that is okay. It is very nice to know there is a museum downtown devoted to important work.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The museum of Jewish Heritage is well worth a visit. It is located in Battery Park with views of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It has a huge collection of items from the holocaust and the persecution of Jews by Hitler. Seeing some of the artifacts and reading memoirs of those who were persecuted and those who escaped can... More 

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