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Museum at Eldridge Street

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Address: 12 Eldridge St, Between Canal and Division Streets, New York City, NY 10002-6204 (Formerly Eldridge Street Synagogue)
Phone Number: +1 212-219-0888
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Historic 127 year old synagogue in the Lower East Side.

$12 adults, $10...

Historic 127 year old synagogue in the Lower East Side.

$12 adults, $10 students/seniors, $8 children. Mondays free.

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What a greatly restored place!

This place is amazing! The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. We started with a movie which I would advise to all of you. Then we joined a tour, the guide was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
zoriander
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Turnhout, Belgium
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Turnhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is amazing! The staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. We started with a movie which I would advise to all of you. Then we joined a tour, the guide was very enthusiastic and told some interesting fun facts. The synagogue was very pretty and contains some of the prettiest stained glass windows I have ever seen. The modern... More 

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amymilford, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit here, and particularly the beautiful new stained glass window! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restoration, inside and out. A lot of history in this building. Continues as a place of worship. Very knowledge guides. Lots of good Chinese food right in the neighborhood.

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amymilford, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Eldridge Street and in our neighborhood! More 

Space Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is located in what is now Chinatown. My 12 year old son and I took the tour. The Docent, Ms Frank, was very knowledgeable, informative, and pleasant. She successfully brought history alive with her knowledge of the plight of the Jewish immigrants that first worshipped in this synagogue. As Catholics, Ms Frank took time in explaining much to us.... More 

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amymilford, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear that you had a meaningful tour with our docent Ms. Jane Frank. I will let her know you took the time to write this review! Best, Amy Stein-Milford, Deputy Director More 

Dix Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Museum at Eldridge Street is a beautiful building that was restored over a period of twenty years. When the building was built in 1887, this part of the city was the Lower East Side. It is now considered part of Chinatown. The outside of the building is beautiful and has a Moorish look. Inside, the stained glass is incredible. Much... More 

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amymilford, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this review

Many thanks for your thoughtful review and for helping bring attention to our "off the beaten track" treasure! More 

stanmore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to visit this synagogue and are so pleased that we did. It is absolutely stunning, incredibly beautiful and was recently restored to its original beauty. It was difficult to find as it is in the middle of a district that is no longer Jewish but it was once a working synagogue to the very many immigrants who... More 

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amymilford, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a time to write a review about your visit to the Museum at Eldridge Street/Eldridge Street Synagogue. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the beauty of our landmark building. More 

Southbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

It's a true part of both New York and American History. The restored synagogue brings us back to the heyday of the immigrant experience. The Docent was very informed and gave an inspiring tour. A great stop along the immigrant trail of the lower east side.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This is a restored synagogue with a small museum downstairs - included in the price of entry is a guided tour of the whole thing, which I can certainly recommend. The whole place gives a really special insight into the Jewish history of New York, and the story of the restoration of the synagogue was also interesting. All in all,... More 

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amymilford, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review! I am so glad to hear that you had a good experience here and enjoyed learning about our landmark synagogue and the Jewish history of New York. Best, Amy Stein-Milford, Deputy Director More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

One of the best tours with the best guide I ever had. It was monday morning and I was honored to have the tour with a guide who could tell me stories about every little spot, every little stone, every little corner not only in this beautiful synagoge, but also about the time and the neighborhood and so much more!

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amymilford, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this review

So glad to hear you had a great tour. I think your guide was Mel, and I will let him know you posted such a lovely review. More 

Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The history of synagogue is amazing. They have done an amazing job restoring the building. The tour is so educational. They are very welcoming.

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amymilford, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at the Museum! I am glad to hear you had a good experience here! More 

Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We took an excellent tour by Barbara, which provided a lot of helpful background information and artistic inside as well. The museum itself is a wonderful example of New York City providing insights into the immigrants who populated the city in the late 20th century as well as the United States.

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amymilford, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our Trip Advisor reviews bring us many new visitors, and I appreciate your taking the time to share your experience here. Also, I will definitely let Barbara know you enjoyed her tour! More 

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