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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)
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+1 212-219-0888
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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I stopped by this museum after a trip to Chinatown. It was the best hour spent. I learnt so much about Jewish ghetto and synagogue. The tourguide, Mrs. Cohen, is very informative... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped by this museum after a trip to Chinatown. It was the best hour spent. I learnt so much about Jewish ghetto and synagogue. The tourguide, Mrs. Cohen, is very informative and helpful. Thank you!

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

pretty amazing small and unknown great stop in with spectacular windows worth a stop and great places to eat in the area

Hurst, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gem in Chinatown is absolutely beautiful!! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared stories about the synagogue, its history and its people. Take time to wander down the street to find this beauty.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our fabulous guide kept us riveted with his engaging retelling of the history of the synagogue and its (changing) surrounding community. It was an excellent, manageable way to approach the complexity of the Lower East Side. Loved it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those interested in Jewish history, the NYC Jewish quarter during the turn of the century, or historical architecture, this synagogue and museum is well worth a visit. It's less than 15 minutes via subway from Midtown Manhattan and an easy 5-minute walk from the Grand St. station in Chinatown. Tours run every hour on the hour (included with the... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could easily be passed by, and that would be unfortunate. This beautifully restored synagogue and its history (and that of the Jewish population on the Lower East Side) is worth seeing and learning about. We combined this with a trip to the Tenement Museum and they make a good pairing. The guided tour was worth the very short wait,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't have to be Jewish to have good feelings visiting this Museum. It is located in the National landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue where immigrants prayed in the early 1900. It's like going back in history. Be sure to visit both while there.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to see something of the history of the Lower East Side then a trip to the Eldridge Street Synagogue is a trip worth taking. This 1887 synagogue was completely restored to its former glory with the exception of one stained glass window. The new window which replaced the old window is also stained glass but looks to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

I have been on the tour of this beautiful temple before and it is wonderful but through March they have a great postcard exhibit of the Jewish Ghetto. I'm a postcard fan and great to see these old pics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The audio visual tour was amazing and it was well preserved to show the beautiful workmanship! It is still an operating synagogue.

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