The Museum is located at 12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Streets in the heart of the Lower East Side and Chinatown.

Public Transportation

Subway


F to East Broadway

Exit at Rutgers Street and Canal. Walk four blocks west on Canal. Turn left on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (5 minute walk from subway).


B or D to Grand Street

Walk one block east on Grand Street to Eldridge Street. Turn right onto Eldridge and walk south 2 1/2 blocks. The Museum will be on your left. (5 min walk from subway).  Note:  the B train does not
run on weekends and holidays.


6, N, Q, R, J or Z to Canal Street

Walk east on the north side of Canal Street. Continue walking east past the entrance to the Manhattan Bridge. Turn right on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (10 min walk from subway).

Bus

M15 to Grand and Allen Streets

Walk two blocks south on Allen Street and turn right on Canal Street. Walk one block west on Canal Street and take a left on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (2 minute walk from bus stop).

M15 Select to Hester and Allen Streets

Walk south on Allen Street and turn right on Canal Street. Walk one block west on Canal Street and take a left on Eldridge Street. The Museum will be on your left. (2 minute walk from bus stop).

Subway and bus service can sometimes change. You may want to check the MTA’s site for service updates before heading to the Museum at Eldridge Street.

Get transit and walking directions:

Driving

From the Brooklyn Bridge

(Note that buses are not allowed on the Brooklyn Bridge)
From the bridge take the Centre Street North exit ;
Turn right on Centre Street and proceed north to Grand Street;
Turn right on Grand Street;
Turn right on Allen Street;
Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
The museum will be on your right.

From the Manhattan Bridge

Make a right off the bridge onto Canal Street;
Turn right on Allen Street;
Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
The museum will be on your right.

From the Williamsburg Bridge

Exit the bridge on Delancy Street and proceed west to Allen Street;
Turn left on Allen Street;
Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
The museum will be on your right.

From the George Washington Bridge
and FDR Drive South

From the bridge merge onto Harlem River; Drive which turns into FDR Drive South;
Take the Grand Street exit and proceed west on Grand to Allen Street;
Turn left on Allen Street;
Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
The museum will be on your right.

From the Lincoln Tunnel
and West Side Highway

Exit the highway at 34th Street, 23rd Street, or 14th Street;
Drive east across town to 2nd Avenue and turn right;
Proceed south on 2nd Avenue to Houston Street and turn left;
Drive three blocks east and turn right on Allen Street;
Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
The museum will be on your right.

From the Holland Tunnel

Exit the tunnel and proceed east on Canal Street;
Turn left onto Center Street go two blocks and turn right onto Grand Street;
Continue east on Grand Street and turn right onto Allen Street;
Turn right on Division Street and make the first right onto Eldridge Street;
The museum will be on your right.

Parking

Cars

Parking is available on the street or in the following garages:

Bridgeview Auto Center

26 Forsythe Street (between Canal and Division Streets)
Open 8am-11pm daily, hourly parking rates.

Champion Parking

2 Division Street (between Market Street and Bowery) Open 24 hours daily, hourly parking rates and early bird special available.

Imperial Parking

59-63 Allen Street (between Grand and Hester Streets) Open 24 hours daily, hourly parking rates.

FREE Lower East Side BID Lot

Broome Street (between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets)
Free parking for up to 2 hours with validation from Museum Gift Shop. Reservation is required for buses only; cars do not need to make a reservation. The lot is a 15-minute walk to the Museum at Eldridge Street. Walk west on Broome Street to Eldridge Street. Turn left on Eldridge Street and walk south to the Museum.

 

School & Tour Buses

We recommend that busses drop off their visitors in front of the synagogue and park afterwards. There are two options for parking buses in the neighborhood:

Street Parking

Bus parking is sometimes available one block away from the Museum alongside the Manhattan Bridge on Forsyth Street between Canal and Division Streets.

Free Lower East Side BID Lot – Advance reservation required

Broome Street (between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets)

To make reservations for a free parking space, email the Lower East Side Business Improvement District
(LES BID), with the following information: Group leader’s name, group name, expected date and time of arrival and departure, phone number, and size of bus (motor coach, school bus, etc). Reservations for parking spaces must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit. If space is available, you will receive a confirmation from the LES BID for the bus driver to show the parking attendant upon arrival to the lot.