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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
Chinatown
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Eldridge St will make your jaw drop. The magnificent renovation has restored its glory and it is somewhere you'll want to just take it all in, and take lots of photos. I was lucky to have Barry as my personal guide, and I heard about...More

Thank Prue S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had scheduled a 10:00 AM tour at the Museum at Eldridge Street. The tickets were $14 each and we purchased them online. There were three other people with us on the hour long tour. The museum is a Synagogue from 1887 that has been...More

Thank Marilyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chinatown is sort of seeping into LES so this old synagogue is squeezed between lots of Asian shops and markets. The exterior is simple, but the interior has been beautifully restored after years of deterioration. The docent tour was very worthwhile. This has been on...More

Thank tlapin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating and beautiful. One of the hidden cultural treasures of New York. Important for an understanding of the history of Judaism in the city.

Thank decourcym
Reviewed September 8, 2018

very informative visit seeing how this Synagogue has been transformed over the generations. Lovely Guide took us around as a small group and was very knowledgeable. Allow a couple of hours

Thank Karen S
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I thought the building and some of the stories of how it came about were fascinating, and I will say it is a hidden gem, but the gentleman leading the tour I was on was pretty uninspiring and even boring in his delivery. It was...More

Thank roseandribbons
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

We found out about this Synagogue after visiting the Tenement museum. What a hidden gem! The outside is nice but the inside is gorgeous! Admission was $14 (could have been cheaper) but featured a well informed tour. Beautiful ceilings and religious history. Stunning windows and...More

Thank poltor
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The Museum at Eldridge is a unique opportunity to experience the dedication of a community that has since moved on, yet holds lifetimes of memories for many. Beautifully restored and still a center of thought and art for those who visit. Loved it!

Thank nyrac18
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Had a private tour today with David silver and he did an amazing job on explaining the history and restoration of the Eldridge synagogue. It was very interesting and worth visiting, especially if you have an interest in Jewish migration to nyc. Highly recommend stopping...More

Thank Raymond H
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a fantastic piece of NYC history. Its location is also really interesting as its almost completely surrounded by non-Jewish businesses (which just shows how the neighborhoods change with each new wave of immigrants).

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The guided tour took 45 minutes to an hour. Give it an hour to 1 1/2 hours at the most should do it.
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