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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our visit and tour of this synagogue. Our tour guide was super friendly and knowledgable, and it was a treat to get such immediate access to such an important historical site.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us visited yesterday. Our guide, Mr. Barry Yood, was excellent. He gave us an overview of the area that put the Synagogue in context and took us through the stunningly restored building. He is clearly and rightly proud of its history, beauty, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A restored 1887 Orthodox Synagogue, created by eastern European Jews, full of history, well presented. The restoration is masterful and the stained glass alone is worth the price of admission... The synagogue is still in use, but this is of historical importance, even if you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During the festival, they will have food outside and a bunch of tables inside with arts & crafts, history discussions, etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David O
Reviewed February 12, 2019

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
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 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
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

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
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

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
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

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
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October 18, 2018|
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Response from poltor | Reviewed this property |
we ate at Russ and daughters and loved it
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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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