Museum at Eldridge Street

Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 

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Sun-Fri 10 am–5 pm
Closed on Jewish holidays

$15/adults, $10/students & seniors, $8/ages 5-17

Learn about Jewish New York at a museum housed in the stunning 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, the first great house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe.

🕍 In self-guided tours, experience life through the eyes of a newly arrived immigrant to the Lower East Side.

🕍 Free docent-led tours available daily at 11 am & 2 pm (+ 1 pm Sunday & Monday) – learn the sweeping history of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, from its time as a cultural hotspot in the bustling Jewish Lower East Side, to its decades of decay, to its miraculous rebirth as a 21st-century museum.

🕍 Admire Kiki Smith’s monumental stained glass window replacing an earlier intervention from the mid-19th century.

🕎 Explore an expansive, international collection of menorahs from over five centuries of Hanukkah celebrations in LIGHTING THE WORLD: Menorahs Around the Globe.
✡️ A Collage of Customs, Iconic Jewish Woodcuts Revised for the Twenty-First Century combines lighthearted, imaginative whimsy with insightful commentary on Jewish customs and history.

⭐️ A great field trip for fans of All-of-a-Kind Family – stroll through the beloved story of the immigrant sisters in the museum’s walking tours, or join stained glass workshops for kids

🍩 More (delicious) immigrant history – plus lots of free samples -at nearby The Pickle Guys, next door to must-try Doughnut Plant.