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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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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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A fascinating tour of an amazing building

We received a warm welcome when we arrived. Patti, our guide, gave us a wonderful tour around this beautiful building and patiently answered all our questions about the different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We received a warm welcome when we arrived. Patti, our guide, gave us a wonderful tour around this beautiful building and patiently answered all our questions about the different cultures of the Jewish immigrants, and the history of the synagogue. I would highly recommend a visit.

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

Thank you for your review! I will be sure to share your comments with your guide Patti. More 

Clermont-Ferrand, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first visit to a synagogue and it was very impressive. There is a free tour (I don't know how often it runs a day) and I highly recommend you to take it. You can learn the history of the Jewish immigration and their culture as well as the artistic points of the synagogue. Worth a visit !

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

Many thanks for your review! I am so glad you had a good visit to your first synagogue! Also, we do offer a "Pay What You Wish" day every Monday. Visitors can contribute any amount from $0 to a $1 to $10 or more. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this 1887 synagogue a few days ago. It is one of the most beautiful buildings you will ever see and is an amazing testament to the Polish and Russian Jews who commissioned it. It is so striking and such a joy to walk around. It's a work of art. Our tour guide was Mel Birnbaum, who was a... More 

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

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for sharing your "Five Star Plus" thoughts. I am going to share this today with our docent Mel. I am sure it will make his day. Amy Milford Deputy Director, Museum at Eldridge Street More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We have been here several times for tours of the building itself. It's museum is very well thought out and informative. We've attended concerts here and the acoustics are wonderful. This was a place of great importance to the Jewish immigrants on the lower east side. It is a very special place, it's worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

The story of the Temple and Museum is amazing. History comes alive before your eyes. The Temple itself is utterly breath taking, but the story of immigrants and how they preserved their culture and adapted to the new world is beautiful. The staff do an amazing job--we were early for our tour and we felt as though we were visiting... More 

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

What a lovely review! Thank you for sharing your experience and I am glad to hear you had such a welcoming trip here. More 

Turnhout, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 

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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 

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