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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 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
+1 212-219-0888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An 1880s synagogue, constructed when Manhattan's Lower East Side had a sizable population of Jewish immigrants, the building fell into disuse in the 1950s and by 1980 had become terribly deteriorated. After a 20-year restoration process, the building has been returned to its original beauty....More

Thank CultureVulture
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found it on a website " what to do in a rainy day in NYC " The guide was really good. I'm Muslim so she explained the history, too. It's beautiful and I learned a lot.

Thank LNS383
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This rehabilitated synagogue is just beautiful and has become as well integrated into the changing demographics of the community. The $20 million renovation is incredible. The woodwork, lighting, paint, stained glass windows and more. An excellent tour as well.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Eldridge Street Synagogue museum is a stunningly beautiful building with an equally beautiful story. As one of the first synagogues in New York it tells the history of Jewish immigration and population of New York and subsequently the country. After decades of neglect it...More

Thank Rlitt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum on our last day of a weeks vacation in New York City. It was so interesting from a community,historical and architecturally viewpoint. The restoration was amazing. The tour and information about how the Jewish community arrived and lived in the area...More

Thank Shani W
Courtney B, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Shani, Thank you for coming to visit us here at Eldridge Street! We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and our beautiful space. Save travels on your return home! - Courtney

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were doing other things in the area and had heard someone mention the museum so we sought it out; well worth a visit. An amazing job was done restoring the building and the docent lead narration was excellent.

Thank JPM0713
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This synagogue is worth a visit. The tour was very informative and gives lots of background information on the building but also on the neighborhood and on immigration into New York in the early years. It's in an interesting neighborhood too, China Town!

Thank AnnaNLCH
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Take the trouble to find this beautifully restored synagogue. It is a challenge because it is sandwiched between three small streets and I very nearly gave up. The staff inside are genuinely helpful and interested to tell you about how close the beautiful building came...More

Thank morwood37
Courtney B, Manager at Museum at Eldridge Street, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Dear morwood37, Thank you for coming to visit us here at The Museum at Eldridge Street. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to seeing you back soon. - Courtney

Reviewed 28 September 2017

The museum at Eldridge Street is housed in the Eldridge Synagogue. This building was the firstOrthodox Synagogue built in the city by Eastern European Jews. A beautiful building that deserves to be supported. Our guide was lovely as well

Thank shermanrs1
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Not a particularly well known tourist attraction I believe but this museum is really worth a visit. It provides a fascinating insight into early life in the lower east side. Our guide was really interesting and knowledgeable.

Thank Catherine C
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