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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
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 15:00

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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Restored synagogue - great tour!

The building has undergone a full restoration, keeping most of the wood features. There's a new AMAZING stained glass window designed by Kiki Smith which is worth the visit on its... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building has undergone a full restoration, keeping most of the wood features. There's a new AMAZING stained glass window designed by Kiki Smith which is worth the visit on its own. A docent will share many quirky details with you, about the neighborhood and the congregation. The sanctuary and the upstairs women's gallery are most inspiring.

Thank cootmom
Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restoration of this monumental synagogue is beautifully done and the tiny exhibit about the influx of the European Jews who built it is well done. The docent-led tour was very good. Highly reommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Natalie W
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 28 January 2017

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 27 January 2017

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 26 January 2017

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 24 January 2017

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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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

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 20 January 2017 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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