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Museum at Eldridge Street: Tours & Tickets

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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 2 days ago

Sympathetically restored beautiful Synagogue in what is now Chinatown. Worth taking the tour to get lots of extra information, the guide was enthusiastic & knowledgeable, which helps. When we visited there was also a fascinating exhibit about Jewish migration via the Chinese city of Harbin,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Museum is extremely interesting, with a wealth of history wrapped up in a beautiful building. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 206diva
Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

Monday’s are “pay as you wish” day for the tour...and the docents are just outstanding. Especially good to enjoy (air conditioned) after a visit to Tenement Museum — the stories tie together beautifully. If you’re interested in history, LES, community, or the spirit of how...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank MSLovell
Reviewed 19 August 2019

This is a hidden gem in New York's Lower East Side, reflecting the Jewish population that used to live there. It was interesting to hear about the history of the congregation and the links with our guide to the synagogue. It won't take long to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 654deboraha
Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Hidden gem and a must see, if you live in NYC. Especially, if you live in the Lower East Side. This is right down the block on Eldridge street. There is so much history, history I was completely unaware of. This is a museum about...More

Thank sheynellenumberfive
Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at the museum. The docent was knowledgeable and made history come alive during the tour. The synagogue is a beautiful structure and well worth a stop. Coupled with a visit to the Tenement Museum, one learns a lot about life...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MapleMaid04
Reviewed 28 July 2019

If you have some time while in the Lower East Side I would suggest a visit here. It is really beautiful and there is lots to see and learn about.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Brian D
Reviewed 14 July 2019

This museum is really a restored synagogue that had been neglected for many years. Through the contributions of caring supporters, the building was restored. Today it is a museum that sits below the restored and still functioning synagogue. The museum's guides tell you the history...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank wheeleee
Reviewed 9 July 2019

I love visiting this temple- fascinating stories from the docents, and really interesting food and sights nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank mamahads
Reviewed 3 July 2019

This is a fascinating place to visit. It has been beautifully restored and is actually an active synagogue presently. One of kind.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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Response from poltor | Reviewed this property |
we ate at Russ and daughters and loved it
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3 December 2017|
Response from Joe B | Reviewed this property |
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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