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Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge St, Between Canal and Division Streets, New York City, NY 10002-6204
+1 212-219-0888
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Historic 127 year old synagogue in the Lower East Side. $12 adults, $10 students/seniors, $8 children. Mondays free.
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12 Eldridge St, Between Canal and Division Streets, New York City, NY 10002-6204
+1 212-219-0888
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Reviewed yesterday

I really appreciated the cultural context that this place provides for the changing neighborhood and the experiences of the original congregants. The volunteer docents give wonderful free tours that are attentive to details and interests. And the building is very interesting in itself, and it...More

Thank Viviann K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether you are Jewish or not, this is an important location to visit in order to understand the cultural history of NY and particularly the lower east side Jewish experience. The synagogue building itself is a masterpiece. The small exhibit area is informative and interesting,...More

Thank kwg1973
Reviewed 1 week ago

This carefully restored temple does double duty as a museum and an active congregation. This was once one of the centers of the Lower East Sides' Jewish Community.. Visiting is a good way to get an introduction to Jewish life in New York at the...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a surprisingly beautiful and interesting addition to our NYC trip. This synagogue has been beautifully restored and the stained glass windows are definitely worth seeing. A self-guided tour through the space to understand the history of the synagogue is definitely worthwhile.

Thank Albina2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all it is a Synagogue. It was the first synagogue built by the Ashkenazi (East European) Jews. One of the founders of this Synagogue was the Rabbi of St. Petersburg. It opened ist doors in 1887 serving the Congregation of Kahal Adath Jeshurum....More

1  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This synagogue from the 1800's is beautifully restored with beautiful stained glass windows. Highly recommend.

Thank CaliforniaMD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really surprised by this wonderful place in the midst of the Chinatown. Beautifully restored synagogue that was erected in 1887. Regardless of your religious background, this is one of hidden gems in New York. The tours are given by a knowledgeable museum staff...More

Thank Andrew Z
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Charming museum and synagogue - faithfully restored with an interesting retelling of the history of Eldridge Street. Staff is quite welcoming and a trip to visit the museum will put you in a really interesting area - the Lower East Side.

Thank Julie V
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is a stop you have to make. Go back in time to 1900 and see how the emigrants who came to this country lived and worked. There are many different 1 hour tours and each one is more interesting then the next. A must...More

Thank jay6348
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The building and history is simply amazing. You approach the synagogue and it will appear it is closed but you need to use the side entrance. Once inside the staff are there to help you with anything you need. Walking to the synagogue, it feels...More

Thank Stangman93
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
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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