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Museum at Eldridge Street
Visit the museum the New York Times called “gasp-inducing.” The Museum at Eldridge Street in the Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side is one of the city’s hidden gems.
Built in 1887, the building that houses the Museum at Eldridge Street is a National Historic Landmark. The Museum's landmark site and collection trace the history of the synagogue's immigrant founders, newcomers to the New World at a time of pogroms and persecution in Europe.
The Museum at Eldridge Street also boasts a stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. Daily tours by expert guides provide an enlightening and entertaining look into the lives of those who made a mark in the city’s Jewish community.
In addition, the Museum at Eldridge Street holds special events throughout the year, including concerts, lectures and festivals, making for a varied schedule.
Admission includes a synagogue tour and entry to the musuem's three main collections.
Save 20% on your tickets to the Museum at Eldridge Street by printing the Smartsave coupon and presenting it when you pay. Alternatively, you can display the code using your cell.
What you should know
- 20% off all entry prices except group tickets
- No pre-purchase necessary. Simply present the coupon at the attraction
- Each coupon is valid for one to six people
- Please check opening dates and times before your visit
Prices and discounts
Museum at Eldridge Street Discount and Prices
|Regular price||with coupon|
Museum at Eldridge Street Opening Times.
Tours are offered every hour. Last tour is at 4pm Sunday to Thursday, and at 2pm on Friday. Museum is closed for major Jewish and National holidays.
|Opening - Closing|
|Monday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||10:00 - 17:00|
|Friday||10:00 - 15:00|
|Sunday||10:00 - 17:00|
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, US
Exhibitions & Events
The following events are included with your entry ticket:
The Museum’s primary asset is our home, the magnificent Eldridge Street Synagogue. We consider the building’s various elements as a curator would a collection of artwork or artifacts. By looking closely at the synagogue’s design and decoration we can better understand the beliefs and aspirations of the Lower East Side community who gathered here and who made changes to the building over time.
The objects featured here explore Jewish culture and ritual as practiced by generations of Jews, including the immigrant congregation at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. The Museum’s collection holds objects specific to Eldridge Street as well as at neighboring congregations that no longer exist.
Many of the founding members of the Eldridge Street Synagogue were immigrants who went straight from Ellis Island to the Lower East Side. Here in America, they were faced with new American ideas about government, business, entertainment and religion.