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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

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

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

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Great museum in Battery Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Fremont, California

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are many better Jewish museums. This one was mediocre. Didn't really add much to those knowledegeable about the holocaust.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually went here to see the Andy Goldsworthy installation, but ended up walking thru the entire museum and viewing all of the exhibits and forgot the Goldsworthy work! Loved sitting outside afterward to discuss the exhibits with the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island across the harbor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a great collection and it is very informative. It is moving to see and hear the histories of the people, and all they suffer to leave the country and try to start a life in other place. The building has great views of Ellis island and lady liberty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this museum which is located near Battery Park City. We found it totally engrossing and enjoyable. Learned many new facts that are quite disturbing. The plight of the Jewish community has suffered for thousands of years and are still suffering at the hands of ignorant peoples. After leaving the museum you can wander around Wall... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really interesting and moving museum about the history of European Jewry leading up to the Holocaust, and the immigration to America that followed. Extensive artifacts from families in the ghettos. There was also a temporary exhibit on the persecution of LGBT by the Nazis.

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Jersey City, NJ, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This attractive building on a stunning lot with a view of Ellis Island is a must-see for first-time visitors to New York City. The exhibits are fascinating, well laid out, informative & educational. There is a cafe on the 2nd floor where you can eat, drink, rest & relax. The outdoor Memorial Garden is lovely, peaceful & serene. The musical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

All the things you read, hear, see and learn in this museum should not be ever forgoten. Take your time and read the papers and think about those black pages in the human history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I had no idea how much I would learn here. I thought I was very well educated about Jewish history but I learnt something new every minute. It was really moving. Really great to see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Permanent exhibition is informative, fine, but not unique. Design exhibition interesting albeit, so what? Auschwitz the town exhibit interesting but flat dimensionally. Garden stones, OK. Have been here a few times, erratic, but worth the visit. Awesome views of Statue of Liberty, NYC. Beautiful museum still evolving an identity.

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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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