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Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place, New York City, NY 10280 (Financial District)
646-437-4200
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Ranked #79 of 830 attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This of course would not make the list of "fun" things to do in NYC, but if you are interested in history or Jewish history in particular, this is an important visit. Well presented in a modern building located at Battery Park. It was blistering hot the day we visited and it was good indoor relief from the weather.

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falls church
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The museum has outdone itself in clearly presenting materials over three floors, based on different historical periods. There is an array of films, videos and other interactive media that make the story line real, present and ever so humbling. It does not matter what religion of ethnic background each of us might have, the humanity of the presentation speaks for... More

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West Nyack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

The permanent Holocaust exhibit is thematically arranged, and there is a sense that the peoples' lives that you are looking at and reading about are connected. Well, of course they are, but the museum has appeared to link the lives of the victims, to some effect. It's free on Wednesdays after 4:00, which is when we went. Staff are caring... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

After visitng Yad Vashem, the United States Holocaust Museum and the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and the Jewish Museum in Rome, I was skeptical that there was space for another Holocaust Museum. It was a foolish thought on my part. With six million Jews murdered, and five million others, there is space for many, many such stories, and a need... More

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Hebron, lsrael
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The state-of-the-art Museum of Jewish Heritage is housed in an eye-catching modernistic building right next to Battery Park. The Holocaust exhibit is well-presented, & there is also an exhibit on Jewish life. Unfortunately there is nothing relating to the interesting history of Jews in the USA, or in New York in particular; this is a major drawback. The extremely worthy... More

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flushing, ny
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

this museum has put together a presentation that has a little of everything you would want to know about the period before,during and after the holocaust. The artifacts, letters and videos were well planned out. I was there for nearly 4 hours and I could have stayed longer without hesitation. It's a must see when visiting new york city and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The first place to visit whenever we visit new York The Jewish history comes alive here. Be sure and visit and join

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Hadn't been to the museum in years. What a treat! The permanent exhibits were wonderful, but the Marc Chagall exhibit was over the top. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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