Museum at Eldridge Street – Overview
Visit the Museum at Eldridge Street, which the New York Times called “gasp-inducing”. This Museum in the Eldridge Street Synagogue, on the Lower East Side, is one of the city’s hidden gems.
Discover one of New York City’s most magnificent hidden treasures!
Built in 1887, the building that houses the Museum 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 synagogue is the first great house of worship of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe in America. It now is the only remaining marker of the great Jewish wave to the Lower East Side which is open to the public.
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.
Have a look at yiddish signs, jewish ritual objects, archival documents, artifacts, and much more. In addition, the Museum holds special events throughout the year, including concerts, lectures and festivals, making for a varied schedule.
The museum’s mission is to provide informational and educational information for the public. Also, the restoration of the synagogue is one major project. While it was a monument of religious freedom and economic opportunity back in the days, today it is a symbol of historical and cultural contribution brought to the US by immigrants.
Admission includes a synagogue tour and entry to the musuem’s three main collections.
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|Regular Price||With Voucher|
Tours are offered every hour. Last tour is at 4pm Sunday to Thursday, and at 2pm on Friday. The Museum is closed for major Jewish, National holidays and on the 12th of November.
|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|