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Museum at Eldridge Street

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Historic 130 year old synagogue in the Lower East Side. $14 adults, $10 students/seniors, $8 children. Mondays are Pay As You Wish.
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12 Eldridge St, Between Canal and Division Streets, New York City, NY 10002-6204
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 212-219-0888
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All reviews restored synagogue lower east side stained glass jewish history european jews amazing restoration restoration process original beauty non jews egg creams open house every hour on the hour immigrant experience new york beautiful building guided tour free tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I woke up early on Sunday looking for something to do in the lower east side of NYC. I poked around to see what was near and found this museum. The story seemed interesting so I took the stroll to get the synagogue. At first...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Tasha O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the lower east side for something else, then it’s worth a quick trip to this synagogue. It’s been beautifully restored, and some of the original 19th century features are amazing. We had a guided tour which costs no extra, and this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank robeyoung91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of five (from 12 up) enjoyed the intimate tour size and found our guide to be incredibly knowledgeable and personable. A super way to get a true sense of the history of the area. Well worth the time and you are spoiled for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlobalFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Synagogue! If you are in the area-just stop by to marvel; if you have time for a tour call them to arrange one. also, great musical programs and stuff for kids to do!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KatushaNY
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The great migration of Eastern European Jews was in the 1880’s thru the early 1900’s And they settled on the lower east side of Manhattan. However,their experience was the same as any immigrant group that also came here. This museum speaks to the immigrant experience....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed January 13, 2019

The museum is an interesting collection of artifacts about american Jewry, many of which are immigrants which settled in the neighborhood. It's in basement. One flight up - the most beautiful synagogue I've ever seen.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Greg K
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Tucked away in the heart of today's Chinatown is this historic building, a great remnant of the Lower East Side of the 19th century, the main enclave of Jewish immigrants arriving to America. It's been beautifully restored and offers tours.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

This restored synagogue is beautiful in a strictly architectural sense, but the exhibits about Jewish culture at the turn of the century and the tour (explaining the history of the building and the renovation) were added bonuses. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Siege J
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

We spent an hour learning of the history of the synagogue and Jewish immigrants to the Eldridge Street area with our docent Lucy, who knew so much and was so interesting. We really enjoyed the tour and the restoration work of the synagogue was beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

This building was so neglected. I read an article that volunteers were working on salvaging this place. I volunteered. It is a memory that I will always treasure.

Date of experience: December 2018
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entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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October 18, 2018|
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Response from Ron T | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Katz or Russ & Daughters. Neither cheap but they are good. Katz is a real experience, huge servings, lots of attitude. Wait in line to eat in.
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December 3, 2017|
Response from jgbtravels | Reviewed this property |
The guided tour took 45 minutes to an hour. Give it an hour to 1 1/2 hours at the most should do it.
June 6, 2017|
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