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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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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
Description: 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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Battery Park's crowning jewel

This museum is full of surprises. So I won't give them away. You'll have to discover them yourselves. Enjoy. Only issue was that the coffee shop was closed in the afternoon. oy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This museum is full of surprises. So I won't give them away. You'll have to discover them yourselves. Enjoy. Only issue was that the coffee shop was closed in the afternoon. oy vey. On the day of our visit there was a conference of sharing experiences between European and Rwanda Holocaust survivors - very moving and meaningful.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The museum is located at the Upper East Side, a couple of blocks before the Guggenheim. The pieces on show are wonderful and of great historical significance even if, as in my case, you have another religion. For the Jewish people, I should imagine it is a very emotional and thrilling experience. The staff is very courteous and helpful. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have now been to 2 private events here (and have "touristed") other times. Not only are the views breathtaking, the exhibits are well thought out and the staff accommodating . I highly recommend this locale for your downtown event, either business or social. Great gift shop - one must specifically request it stay open after hours if museum shopping... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I with our daughters ages 15, 12 and 9 visited the museum. The exhibits are chronological and we were amazed at some of the artifacts they had. We also liked hearing survivors tell their stories as part of the exhibits. The top floor has an exhibit that celebrates people coming to America. You listen to people's accounts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband was hesitant to visit this museum because the museum calls itself a "living memorial to the Holocaust," and he wasn't sure a vacation day was the right time to immerse himself in a museum dedicated entirely to the Holocaust. This museum is about so much more than the Holocaust, and we spend three hours there, wishing we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Every person visiting New York should visit this museum. I only wish I had more time. After three hours I was still in the second floor, and had to leave because they should close. (I was told that usually people visit all three floors in 1.5 hours, but I had travelled far, and didn`t want to rush.) The museum has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a must! It is based on authentic artifacts and recollections of survivors of the holocaust. There are 3 floors: pre holocaust, holocaust and post holocaust. The museum offers survivors' presentations and special events. Visitors can purchase audio headphones. Guided tours are offered on Wed. [Free admission on Wed]. It is located at Battery park so you can combine... More 

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puerto rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I admire the effort made by the organization of this museum to bring to attention a very important part of history that must never be forgotten. A growth experience.

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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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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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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At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
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